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2007, December 20th - OEM Agreement
Business Objects signs an OEM agreement with Meta Integration to embed the Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) technology within its Metadata Management (MM) solution.
2007, February 5th - Technology Partner Agreement
Business Objects and Meta Integration sign (renew) Technology Partner Agreement.
2005, October 1st - Technology Partner Agreement
Business Objects and Meta Integration sign Technology Partner Agreement.
2001, June 11the - Sybase PowerDesigner Partnership
Sybase and Meta Integration Open the Door for Metadata Exchange
Joint testing conducted by Sybase, Inc. and Meta Integration Technology, Inc. has certified that their design-tool software products work together.
- SybaseŽ PowerDesignerŽ software provides analysts and designers with combined data- and object-modeling techniques.
- Meta IntegrationŽ's Model Bridge(MIMB) software lets customers convert metadata models from virtually any vendor's design tool software to Sybase's PowerDesigner.
- Customers that have invested in modeling tools and have gathered significant quantities of metadata can now easily convert all their metadata to PowerDesigner.
EMERYVILLE, CA June 11, 2001 - Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY) today announced that joint testing conducted with Meta Integration Technology, Inc. has confirmed Meta Integration's Model Bridge software will enable customers to transfer analysis and design models from virtually any vendor's design-tool software to Sybase PowerDesigner. Customers can then transform their existing metadata into PowerDesigner data models. PowerDesigner software lets analysts, designers and developers effectively collaborate and create application blueprints, based on business needs. Meta Integration's Model Bridge converts models created with another vendor's design software to PowerDesigner data models.
Christian Bremeau, Meta Integration's CEO, said "We are proud to add Sybase PowerDesigner to the growing list of supported tools for our Meta IntegrationŽ Model Bridge product. Metadata is everywhere -- underneath data and object modeling tools as well as within the repositories of the ETL, DW, and EAI products. This new bi-directional bridge provides Sybase PowerDesigner with support for both legacy metadata migration and metadata integration -- as needed in today's multi-vendor, business intelligence and knowledge-management environments."
Dimitri Volkmann, Sybase product marketing manager, said, "Sybase's partnership with Meta Integration means that corporations will not be forced into investing in separate design tools. PowerDesigner covers the multiple modeling techniques needed to describe business systems -- including databases, UML, and business process modeling. With Meta Integration's products, customers can now take full advantage of PowerDesigner by migrating existing metadata. They can then focus on one design tool."
PowerDesigner Feature Overview:
PowerDesigner 8.0 redefines enterprise modeling by providing a unique combination of rich modeling techniques, a state-of-the-art user interface, and an enterprise-class repository. PowerDesigner combines object and data modeling into one tool that is simple to use with powerful results. PowerDesigner features the best techniques to design new or existing applications:
- UML use-case, sequence and class diagrams provide OO analysis and design.
- Entity/relationship models for data -- synchronized with UML object models.
- Powerful synchronization of models, code and database structures.
- Support for all major RDBMS and object languages such as Java and XML, and generic code generators.
- A flexible, customizable and intuitive user interface.
- Enhanced multiple model reports in one document.
Meta Integration Model Bridge Overview
The Meta Integration Model Bridge (MIMB) provides MITI's metadata movement solution. MIMB is a graphical Windows stand-alone utility that converts data or object models from one design tool format under a particular methodology to another. MIMB users are typically database and software developers who want to move their models (metadata) between various design tools, metadata repositories, data registries database and software development environments.
About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel eBusiness and enable access to Information anytime, anyplace. With its industry-leading Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and wireless, and vertical-market solutions, Sybase is one of the largest global independent software companies in the world. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: www.sybase.com
About Meta Integration Technology Inc.
Incorporated in 1997, Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI) is a privately held startup based in Silicon Valley. MITI is focused on providing tools for data and metadata movement solutions. MITI has established numerous partnerships in both the government and industry sectors. MITI is also involved with several relevant standards, including the Object Management Group (OMG) as a domain member (CWM and UML XMI), and the latest HL7 standard for XML-based integration in the health care sector.
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