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News & Events2006, February 20th - Press Release
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)
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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® 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.
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2002, April 28th - OMG CWM Event
Annual Meta Data Conference / DAMA Symposium, April 28 - May 2, 2002 at San Antonio, Texas.
2001, March 4th - OMG CWM Event
Annual Meta Data Conference / DAMA Symposium, March 4-8, 2001 at Anaheim, California.
2001 March 2d - Partnership News
Partner or Business Overview
2000 December 18th - OMG CWM Press Release