Canadian Business Intelligence Firm SQL Power launches first commercially-supported Open Source Data Cleansing tool!



    TORONTO, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Is Open Source software the way of the future?
The Data Warehousing experts at Toronto-based SQL Power Group are betting on
it. On 11/16/07, SQL Power published the source code of their popular Data
Cleansing Tool the Power(*)MatchMaker on their web site, www.sqlpower.ca. This
release makes them the first-to-market with a commercially-supported Open
Source data cleansing tool that cleanses, de-dupes and corrects addresses
globally.
    Since 1999, SQL Power has been using their powerful data cleansing tool
the Power(*)MatchMaker on many of their consulting assignments, giving them a
clear competitive edge over the competition. So why are they giving it away
for free as Open Source software?
    "In support of the Open Source movement and following up on our very
popular open source Data Modeling tool the Power(*)Architect, SQL Power is
providing companies with a low cost (Free) alternative to SAS's DataFlux and
other proprietary data cleansing tools, that typically cost well over $100,000
in license fees, SQL Power has decided to distribute the Power(*)MatchMaker for
free to organizations around the world that need to cleanse and de-dupe their
CRM or Data Warehouse data. By embracing the open source model, we're also
leveraging the efforts of the world-wide Java community." said Sam Selim,
president of SQL Power.
    Selim believes that Open Source software is the future for Data Warehouse
& Business Intelligence projects, because clients can take the money they used
to spend on license fees and use it towards value-adding development.
    Is this strategy working? The 30,000+ downloads of the Power(*)Architect
(SQL Power's Data Modeling tool) over the first 3 months of its Open Source
release suggests that it is.

    Established in 1988 and privately held, SQL Power is a leading Canadian
software consulting firm specializing in Data Warehousing, Business
Intelligence and Data Migration. For more information, visit www.sqlpower.ca.





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For further information: or to schedule an interview, contact Jonathan
Fuerth - fuerth@sqlpower.ca - at (416) 221-4220 ext. 252; SQL Power Group Inc.
2110-4950 Yonge St., Toronto ON, M2N 6K1, Tel: (416) 221-4220, Fax: (416)
221-5898, Web: http://www.sqlpower.ca

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