Sybase Pursues Data Access Through Avaki, ISDD Acquisitions
The company adds SOA-based Enterprise Information Integration software and technology allowing information management of unstructured data to its lineup.Making a two-pronged move to bolster the structured and unstructured data access and integration capability of its enterprise Data Services and iAnywhere mobile technology portfolios, Sybase on Monday announced the acquisition of privately held Avaki and ISDD. Terms of the two purchases by Sybase were not immediately disclosed. The key prize of Sybase Inc.s acquisition splurge is Burlington, Mass.-based Avaki Corp.s SOA (service-oriented architecture)-based Enterprise Information Integration software. This software, called EII Plus, abstracts physical data sources and creates a single virtual layer which application developers can use to access and alter multiple heterogeneous data sources more easily.
Initially, EII Plus will remain intact as a stand-alone product within Sybases information management technology stable, according to Kathleen Schaub, vice president of marketing for the IT Solutions Group of Dublin, Calif.-based Sybase.