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Composite Software and IPL to Provide Data Virtualization Products and Services in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Benelux and Nordics

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Data virtualization performance leader Composite Software has joined with IPL (Information Processing Limited), a UK-based IT services company specializing in the delivery of intelligent business solutions, to offer data virtualization products and services that increase return on information assets for greater business benefits in the energy, financial services and pharmaceutical industries. This partnership brings to market the best practices and skills IPL developed at successful, enterprise-scale Composite data virtualization implementations within a global top-five integrated energy provider as well as within a global top-five global pharmaceutical company.

“Data virtualization is approaching the stage whereby it will be a must-have in every large scale enterprise’s information management and architecture strategy,” said Philip Howard, research director with Bloor Research, headquartered in London, England. “However, as organizations adopt technologies such as Composite Software’s to bridge the silos that exist within their enterprises then the use of well-designed, shared data models will become of ever greater importance, raising the need for complementary data governance and modeling services.”

“The rapid growth of information assets at our large energy, financial services and pharmaceutical clients is a business opportunity for those who can successfully leverage these assets,” said Chris Bradley, Business Consulting Director at IPL and co-author of Data Modeling for the Business: A Handbook for Aligning the Business with IT using High-Level Data Models. “Successfully deployed, data virtualization can be the key that can unlock these assets with agility and cost savings at an enterprise-scale. Our role is to guide the strategy, architecture, governance, and modeling and thereby ensure success.”

Through this partnership, organizations can access a full complement of IPL Information Management Services delivered by IPL Business Consultants skilled in the use of the Composite Data Virtualization Platform. This includes examining how corporate information is structured, investigating the approaches for managing and delivering high quality data with high performance, and deploying the data virtualization architecture and solution to achieve business goals.

“Composite has proven itself to be the gold standard for extremely large scale data virtualization deployments, especially in information-centric enterprises in industries such as banking, energy and health care,” said Robert Eve, EVP Marketing at Composite. “IPL has proven its ability to guide the data architecture, modeling, and governance these large deployments require. This track record of mutual success and best practices learned at several of the world’s largest and most complex companies will accelerate data virtualization benefits achieved by our future joint customers.”

Data virtualization products and services from Composite and IPL are available throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, as well as the Nordic and Benelux regions of Europe.

About IPL

IPL is an IT services company specialising in the delivery of intelligent business solutions. We help our clients to exploit corporate information assets to yield tangible business benefits. Bridging the gap between business and technology, IPL provides Business Consulting, Technical Consulting, Solution Delivery and Managed Services to deliver innovative and dependable ICT solutions that address real business needs. IPL was founded in 1979 and is based in its wholly owned premises in the World Heritage City of Bath. For more information, please visit http://www.ipl.com/.

About Composite Software, Inc.

Composite Software, Inc. is the data virtualization gold standard at ten of the top 20 banks, six of the top ten pharmaceutical companies, four of the top five energy firms, major media and technology organizations, and multiple government agencies. These are among the hundreds of global organizations with disparate, complex information environments that use Composite’s data virtualization platform to increase their data agility, cut costs and reduce risk. Backed by nearly a decade of pioneering R&D, Composite Software is the data virtualization performance leader, scaling from project to enterprise for data federation, data warehouse extension, data virtualization layer architectures and cloud data integration. Composite Software is a privately held, Silicon Valley-based corporation. For more information, please visit http://www.compositesw.com, or follow Composite on http://twitter.com/compositesw.

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