Microsoft will extend the distributed capabilities of its SQL Server 2000 database to more than 50 popular, proprietary databases and packaged applications, including SAPs R/3 and Business Warehouse, as well as enterprise software from J.D. Edwards, Siebel and PeopleSoft.
Microsoft is doing so with the help of iWay Software, which is providing the company with its Universal Adapter Suite for SQL Server Data Transformation Services as a means of easing such data integration. The software is designed to integrate with legacy data for high-volume transactions and large data warehouses. The agreement, announced last week, includes mainframe and legacy adapters for relational, hierarchical, network and file structures.