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2006, February 20th - Press Release

SAS extends support for open metadata with Meta Integration Technology, Inc.

 

SAS extends support for open metadata with Meta Integration Technology, Inc.

CARY, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2006) - SAS, the leader in business intelligence, has entered into an agreement with Meta Integration Technology Inc. (MITI) to extend support for open metadata architecture by offering customers the option of bundling the full line of Meta Integration® Model Bridges (MIMB) with SAS® Data Integration software. Through Meta Integration Technology, SAS Data Integration customers will enjoy lower implementation costs and faster implementations, as database managers, designers and warehouse administrators may now integrate and manage metadata from a wider variety of sources.

With Meta Integration bridges, SAS enables users to exchange metadata freely between a range of products from different vendors, minimizing the risk and cost associated with maintaining a variety of software environments. Select Meta Integration bridges will be available at no additional cost, while the rest will be available through a licensing fee.

"The partnership between SAS and Meta Integration Technology Inc. brings added value and an innovative competitive advantage to customers," said Christian Bremeau, president and CEO of MITI. "The ability to import and export metadata leverages metadata for analysis, increases the value for business intelligence and enables better management decisions."

"Our alliance with MITI demonstrates SAS' ongoing commitment to open metadata," said Joe Augustine, worldwide product marketing manager for data integration at SAS. "By offering this improved foundation, SAS will help customers better address their dynamic technology environments, ultimately resulting in more flexible business intelligence solutions."

For more information, please visit the SAS Data Integration Web portal at http://www.sas.com/technologies/dw.

About Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI)
Incorporated in 1997, Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI) is a privately held company (100% employee owned) based at the heart of Silicon Valley (Mountain View) in Calif. MITI is the leading metadata component provider to major database, data integration, business intelligence, repository, and modeling tool vendors. MITI tools manage and analyze the complete enterprise metadata life cycle across heterogeneous vendors. Solutions range from reusable metadata movement & transformation components to total metadata repository solution. Over 50 Model Bridges integrate standards like OMG UML & CWM, and the most popular modeling, ETL, EII and OLAP/BI tool vendors. The open repository implements powerful Metadata Version/Configuration Management, Browsing, Comparison, Integration, Mapping, and Reporting. MITI provides detailed lineage and impact analysis graphical tools for today's complex multi-vendor environments, therefore providing the "technical truth" on the origin of data behind all reports (as required for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance). MITI has established numerous partnerships in both government and industry sectors. MITI is also involved with all relevant metadata standards, including the Object Management Group (OMG) as a domain member (CWM and UML XMI). MITI's Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) product is used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

About SAS
SAS is the market leader in providing a new generation of business intelligence software and services that create true enterprise intelligence. SAS solutions are used at 40,000 sites - including 96 of the top 100 companies on the FORTUNE Global 500® - to develop more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; to enable better, more accurate and informed decisions; and to drive organizations forward. SAS is the only vendor that completely integrates leading data warehousing, analytics and traditional BI applications to create intelligence from massive amounts of data. For three decades, SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®. Visit us at www.sas.com.

SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

 

2005, October 1st - OEM Agreement

SAS signs an OEM agreement with Meta Integration to embed the Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) technology within its Metadata Management (MM) solutions, for their metadata import/export and tool integration capabilities.

2002, November 4th - Press Release

 

SAS bridges the enterprise intelligence information gap with open metadata

- SAS® System 9 will allow metadata to be shared and exchanged across all computing platforms -

CARY, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2002) - SAS, the leader in business intelligence, is taking the lead in enabling enterprise systems to easily exchange and share key information that can affect a company's bottom line. SAS System 9, the latest version of SAS software, will solve a common problem among database administrators trying to integrate and manage metadata from various sources.

Defined as information that describes other data, metadata acts like a "bridge" that connects various information systems. As one of the first business intelligence vendors to announce full compliance with the Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) standard, SAS is pioneering the open metadata initiative through its alliance with Meta Integration Technology Inc. (MITI). Supporting an open metadata architecture allows users to exchange metadata freely between a range of products from different vendors, minimizing the risk and cost associated with maintaining a variety of software environments.

"The upcoming release of SAS' System 9 software will be CWM-compliant and will take full advantage of our alliance with MITI," said Keith Collins, SAS' chief technology officer. "Data modelers, database designers, data warehouse administrators, and corporate portal developers and managers will enjoy lower implementation costs by extending metadata interoperability across all computing platforms and environments, including the Web. This improved foundation will allow our customers to better address their dynamic technology environments - ultimately resulting in more flexible business intelligence solutions."

"Our alliance with MITI and the compliance with CWM enables SAS to provide an open intelligence architecture," explained Tho Nguyen, director of data management strategy at SAS. "Our customers can capture and integrate metadata from various vendors - such as Business Objects or Informatica - through MITI's Meta Integration Model Bridge (MIMB) product. This metadata can then be utilized to easily execute business intelligence, data warehousing or enterprise performance management implementations at lower cost."

"Although the Common Warehouse Metamodel standard has not nearly achieved implementation critical mass, and like many standards, offers a least-common-denominator framework, we still believe it to be irresponsible of data warehouse vendors to ignore the standard," said Doug Laney, vice president, META Group. "CWM remains the single best hope for enterprises to interchange metadata freely among tools, leading to reduced maintenance costs and improved implementation times."

CWM - a common, scalable metamodel standard SAS is committed to open standards and is a key member of the Object Management Group (OMG), which established the CWM standard. CWM is built on three existing standards - OMG's Unified Modeling Language (UML), the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and OMG's XML Metadata Interchange (XMI). CWM enables company's to gather critical data required for business decision making by establishing a common, scalable metamodel that encompasses the extraction, transformation, transportation, loading, integration, and analysis phases of data warehouse and business intelligence projects.

Business and technical communities use metadata to better facilitate the complete life cycle of enterprise data and content on the Internet and Intranet with seamless interoperability. Metadata answers questions of where the data is stored, how it is used and why it was created. In addition, metadata helps combine Web data with information collected offline for comprehensive analysis.

About MITI
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, including with the DoD Health Affairs, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Computer Associates, NCR, Rational Software Corporation, SAS, Sybase and Sun MicroSystems. 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.

About SAS
SAS is the market leader in providing a new generation of business intelligence software and services that create true enterprise intelligence. SAS solutions are used at more than 39,000 sites - including 98 of the top 100 businesses on the Fortune 500 - to develop more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; to enable better, more accurate and informed decisions; and to drive organizations forward. SAS is the only vendor that completely integrates leading data warehousing, analytics and traditional BI applications to create intelligence from massive amounts of data. For more than 25 years, SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®. Visit us at www.sas.com.

SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2002 SAS Institute Inc. Cary, NC, USA. All rights reserved.

 

2002, April 28th - OMG CWM Event

Annual Meta Data Conference / DAMA Symposium, April 28 - May 2, 2002 at San Antonio, Texas.

SAS, Meta Integration and other Object Management Group (OMG) partners publically demonstrate open metadata interchange at the Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM)'s 2002 Enablement Showcase.

2001, March 4th - OMG CWM Event

Annual Meta Data Conference / DAMA Symposium, March 4-8, 2001 at Anaheim, California.

SAS, Meta Integration and other Object Management Group (OMG) partners publically demonstrate open metadata interchange at the Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM)'s 2001 Enablement Showcase.

2001 March 2d - Partnership News

 

SAS and Meta Integration Technology Inc. have established a strategic partnership:

Relationship Statement
The partnership between SAS and Meta Integration Technology, Inc. (MITI) brings added-value and innovative competitive advantage to customers. Managing and sharing metadata with technologies from SAS and MITI is cost effective and low risk. MITI provides the Meta Integration® Model Bridge (MIMB) to transport metadata between design tools, repositories or environments. Integrated with the SAS system, IT can easily manage and share metadata with fewer resources and time to develop complex programs. The ability to import and export metadata leverages metadata for analysis, increases the value for business intelligence and enables better management decisions.

Partner or Business Overview
SAS and Meta Integration Technology Inc. have established a strategic partnership to provide an enterprise-wide metadata architecture for minimizing risk and cost of best of breed warehousing solutions. This solution leverages the technologies from SAS, the market leader in data warehousing and decision support, and Meta Integration Technology Inc. (MITI), the leader in metadata movement technologies. The SAS and MITI partnership is a solution designed to overcome the largest barriers that exist to the design, implementation, management and maintenance of robust warehouses and warehouse-based systems, by allowing metadata (the core of all enterprise-wide solutions) to easily move between best of breed tools used in any part of the development, exploitation, management cycle of such solutions.

 

2000 December 18th - OMG CWM Press Release

SAS, Meta Integration and other Object Management Group (OMG) partners publically demonstrate the new Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) Standard for metadata interchange.

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