SOURCE: ASG Software Solutions

March 25, 2008 08:01 ET

ASG Software Solutions Announces Partnership With Microsoft for a New and Comprehensive Data Warehouse Solution

ASG Combines the Power of Metadata Federation and Business Service Management Technologies With Microsoft SQL Server® for an Innovative Data Warehouse Solution for Business

NAPLES, FL--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - ASG Software Solutions, the originator of the Business Service Platform™ (BSP™), the only true platform for Business Service Management (BSM), announced today that through a partnership with Microsoft, the company will offer a comprehensive Data Warehouse package that combines ASG's metadata management strength with the ease and reliability of Microsoft's SQL Server®.

Slated for availability in the third quarter of this year, the new data warehouse product provides a fundamental data warehouse and business intelligence stack, embedding this critical information within ASG's management technologies to provide an integrated, fully managed data warehouse.

"The return on business investment in data warehouse and Business Intelligence (BI) technologies is undermined by issues of auditability, traceability and understandability," says Ian Rowlands, Senior Director of Product Management, ASG Software Solutions. "This new data warehouse solution provides rapid implementation and long-term sustainability, as well as near-time visibility of information currency and data warehouse performance."

ASG's contributions include the Business Service Platform, ASG-Rochade® (the industry's top metadata management tool), ASG-Data Warehouse Models and ASG-Zena™ (an enterprise-wide workload management solution for distributed operations environments). These technologies complement Microsoft's components, providing near real-time health status, end-to-end management, logical and physical models customized to the needs of particular verticals, as well as cross-platform project management for the data warehouse environment

"We are pleased to see ASG Software Solutions extending the value of their portfolio by building solutions that enhance the value of the trusted Microsoft BI platform. Microsoft and ASG deliver software and services our customers need to manage their data warehouse solutions -- from integration to auditing and real-time data warehousing," says Bill Baker, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer.

The ASG Data Warehouse solution includes key Microsoft technologies such as SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server Analysis Services and SQL Server Reporting Services. These components provide a robust integration platform; a highly capable data warehouse platform; a strong reporting foundation; and a comprehensive mode of creation, management and delivery of reports, respectively.

About ASG www.asg.com

Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held global firm that provides a full range of enterprise software solutions in Metadata, Applications, Operations, Content, Performance, Identity, and Infrastructure Management as well as the Business Service Platform. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 90 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. ASG's Business Service Platform™ (BSP) is a solution for companies that want to manage their underlying technology and ensure that their IT infrastructure enhances business performance. ASG's BSP goes beyond Business Service Management (BSM) software by using a sophisticated engine to collect information on all IT assets and relates those assets to overall business services as specific configuration items (CIs). In addition, ASG's BSP is a powerful tool to help companies become IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) compliant.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Parker Hathcock
    Corporate PR Manager
    ASG Software Solutions
    direct: 239-435-3658
    toll-free: 800-932-5536
    parker.hathcock@asg.com

    Casy Jones
    Senior Vice President
    Ruder Finn/Chicago
    211 E. Ontario St., 16th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611
    312.644.8600