Sybase Extends Business Intelligence

By Matthew Hicks  |  Posted 2002-04-15 Print this article Print

Sybase will resell SPSS' Clementine data mining software to enable its customers to get a forward-looking information and identify new business opportunities.

Sybase Inc. on Monday announced a partnership to resell SPSS Inc.s Clementine data mining software as part of Sybases business intelligence offerings. With Clementine, users of Sybases Adaptive Server IQ Multiplex analytical database and Sybases Industry Warehouse Studio packaged data warehouse software can get a forward-looking information and identify new business opportunities, officials said.
The partnership also will include a technology exchange between Sybase and Chicago-based SPSS, officials said, although they declined to provide details on that aspect of the partnership.
The move adds data mining to Sybases mix of partnerships aimed at offering a full array of business intelligence applications for use with Adaptive Server IQ Multiplex. Other partnerships include Informatica Corp. for data extract, transform and loading capabilities; and Business Objects SA and MicroStrategy Inc for query and visualization tools. Sybases business intelligence approach is markedly different from database competitors such as Oracle Corp., IBM and Microsoft Corp. Microsoft has built an OLAP engine and data mining capabilities within its SQL Server. Oracle, which began those steps with its 9i release, is planning to embed further OLAP and data mining features within its database engine in Release 2. IBM has followed a partnership approach, building Hyperion Solution Inc.s OLAP technology into various DB2 database offerings. But IBM officials say they are working on more deeply embedding OLAP and data mining into its database engine. Sybase, of Dublin, Calif., isnt planning to follow suit, officials said. Sybase is continuing down its partnership path and focusing its energy more on making Multiplex IQ the leading data warehouse database.
Matthew Hicks As an online reporter for, Matt Hicks covers the fast-changing developments in Internet technologies. His coverage includes the growing field of Web conferencing software and services. With eight years as a business and technology journalist, Matt has gained insight into the market strategies of IT vendors as well as the needs of enterprise IT managers. He joined Ziff Davis in 1999 as a staff writer for the former Strategies section of eWEEK, where he wrote in-depth features about corporate strategies for e-business and enterprise software. In 2002, he moved to the News department at the magazine as a senior writer specializing in coverage of database software and enterprise networking. Later that year Matt started a yearlong fellowship in Washington, DC, after being awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for Journalist. As a fellow, he spent nine months working on policy issues, including technology policy, in for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He rejoined Ziff Davis in August 2003 as a reporter dedicated to online coverage for Along with Web conferencing, he follows search engines, Web browsers, speech technology and the Internet domain-naming system.

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