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BW: ...IBM to Ship Hyperion's OLAP Technology With DB2 Universal Database

Apr 11, 2000, 20:31 (1 Talkback[s])

"Hyperion (Nasdaq:HYSL), the global leader in analytic application software, today announced a significant expansion to its global partnership agreement with IBM (NYSE:IBM). Under the expanded partnership, IBM will include Hyperion's market-leading Hyperion Essbase OLAP Server technology within every copy of DB2(a) Universal Database Version 7, the industry's most powerful e-business data management solution. Today's announcement, made in conjunction with IBM's launch of DB2(a) Universal Database Version 7 (editors: see separate IBM press release), signals a strategic commitment from both companies to extend sophisticated and highly scalable business analysis capabilities to all DB2 customers."

"The solution, slated for availability from IBM later this year, will enable more than 40 million DB2 users from over 300,000 companies worldwide to leverage Hyperion Essbase, the market-leading, open, cross platform enterprise OLAP (online analytical processing) server, for a range of enterprise-wide business analysis applications in areas such as e-business analysis, customer relationship analysis, sales forecasting and management reporting. Hyperion Essbase will enable these customers to increase their return on e-business initiatives; strengthen customer, supplier and partner relationships; uncover revenue and profit opportunities; and improve overall business performance."

"Hyperion Essbase is currently available on HP-UX, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, IBM AS/400, IBM S/390, Compaq Alpha NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Windows 95/98 platforms. Hyperion plans to begin beta testing for Hyperion Essbase on Linux in the second calendar quarter 2000."

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