SOURCE: AWhere, Inc

November 12, 2007 11:52 ET

AWhere, Inc Announces AWhere Will Utilize SQL Server 2008 Spatial Enhancements

Geovisual Business Intelligence Software Directly Queries SQL Server Helping Eliminate the Need for Tabular Outputs and Speeding Up Visualization of BI Data

GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - AWhere, Inc (AWI) today announced that their geovisual business intelligence software, AWhere, will utilize the spatial enhancements of SQL Server 2008 to provide customers with better data management and faster visualizations. AWhere customers already leverage the spatial component of their business data, and with the spatial enhancements in SQL Server 2008, they will be able to handle relational and spatial data with one pass to the database and consume the results within AWhere, dramatically speeding up advanced queries and tasks.

"Our AWhere mapping software currently works well as the business link between SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft Virtual Earth," said John Corbett, CEO of AWhere. "But with the new spatial enhancements of SQL Server 2008, we can focus our product development on the user experience: how our customers visualize and interact with location-based information."

"Microsoft places a great deal of importance on our partner ecosystem. AWhere's new solution aims to increase queries and tasks by utilizing the spatial enhancements in SQL Server 2008," said Kim Saunders, senior director of SQL Server marketing at Microsoft Corp. "By taking advantage of the latest SQL technology, AWhere helps deliver faster, more insightful solutions to our joint customers."

About AWhere

AWhere is geovisual business intelligence software that creates maps from spreadsheet or database data and then has the ability to "mash it up" with data from weather and scientific studies, U.S. Census, on-line mapping services i.e. Virtual Earth™, etc. AWhere features a short learning curve, an affordable price point, and the ability to share data mashup maps as "interactive" My Maps™ with other members of a team. Designed for the non-GIS specialist, AWhere is used by sales and marketing, consumer products goods, business intelligence, science and government professionals.

About AWhere, Inc

AWhere develops geovisual software and solutions that leverage the location component found in data, the "where," of what was bought, sold or occurred. Spreadsheet and database data visualization leads to better, faster decisions. AWhere is sold directly and through partners.

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