Applimation Extends Informia Archive Solution by Adding Archive Store From Clearpace Software

    OEM Agreement Enhances Long-Term Information Retention Capabilities

    LONDON and CHICAGO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Applimation, Inc., the leading
independent provider of enterprise data management solutions for use with
solutions from SAP(R), Oracle(R), PeopleSoft(R) and Siebel(R) as well as
custom applications, announced today that it will embed archive store
technology from UK-based software company Clearpace Software in its
Applimation Informia(TM) Archive solution. This OEM agreement and strategic
partnership will enable Applimation to deliver the most cost-effective and
complete solution for the long-term retention of structured data to its
    This agreement extends Applimation's world-class application data
management capabilities, enabling organizations to move historical data from
bloated production databases into highly compressed, secure and accessible
archive stores which are fully accessible through standard SQL technologies.
The new archive store from Clearpace will provide long-term information
retention and retrieval capabilities that surpass alternative data
repositories and XML. Using Clearpace NParchive, Applimation customers will be
able to greatly reduce the cost and complexity of storing and managing
historical information.
    "We are seeing extraordinary growth in enterprise application databases
at a time when there are increasing regulatory and business mandates to keep
information longer," said Bob Markese, CEO, Applimation. "In this climate
where IT budgets are also under pressure, it's critical that we provide our
customers with the ability to retain archived data economically while also
supporting their accessibility and security requirements. When we investigated
the options for providing our customers with the optimal archive store,
Clearpace's NParchive clearly stood out as the best-in-class solution to meet
the needs of our customers."
    The addition of an autonomic archive store with extreme compression and
full online accessibility into the Informia Archive solution through the
integration of Clearpace NParchive enables Applimation to offer unparalleled
breadth and depth in the application data management market. "Databases are
growing rapidly and the associated operational and storage costs are growing
in line, but despite increased spending they are getting slower," comments
Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, IDC. "Removing old data from databases
completely and in context is the initial step in addressing these issues. In
addition, the importance of simplifying data management, retaining the ability
to access old data and minimizing the storage footprint cannot be
underestimated if companies want to reduce the total cost of owning data
throughout its lifecycle."
    "Clearpace is focused on Information Preservation," said John Bantleman,
CEO of Clearpace, "and our latest OEM agreement with Applimation is proof that
specialized archive repositories are becoming an increasingly important
component of the application archiving and sunsetting process. We are working
with a growing number of ISVs servicing various industries that aspire to
lower the cost of long-term information retention for their customers.
Applimation is an established leader in the database archiving market, with
hundreds of customers archiving mission critical applications through Informia
Enterprise Data Management Suite. We are delighted by their selection and the
endorsement of our capabilities."

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