BW: …IBM to Ship Hyperion’s OLAP Technology With DB2 Universal Database

“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

“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.”

Press Release