Ascential Announces its IT Roadmap
Data integration vendor Ascential Software Corp. found a Miami venue for its annual user conference this week. Company officials Wednesday unveiled their strategy and IT roadmap for the next two years.As with many other software developers, Ascential is adding 64-bit computing and expanded grid-enabled capabilities as well as continued development towards a service-oriented architecture. To this end there are three product initiatives that Ascential will focus on over the next 24 months. Code-named Trinity, Hawk and Rhapsody, the products will be in released in 2004 and will expand on Ascentials current software offerings.
Combined, the products will look to provide an integrated view of data for better business analytics, enable the interoperability of applications and reduce the number of data sources that IT needs to understand in order to develop new applicationspotentially a hint at a composite application platform.