SOURCE: CONNX Solutions, Inc.

August 13, 2008 11:00 ET

CONNX Solutions, Inc. Joins the Mainframe Migration Alliance

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2008) - CONNX Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of simplified data access, management and integration software solutions, announces its membership in the Mainframe Migration Alliance (MMA), a community of software vendors and service providers working together to help customers modernize their mission-critical enterprise applications by migrating them from the mainframe to the Microsoft Platform.

CONNX Solutions, like other members of the MMA, is focused on making mainframe migration easier and more cost-effective for customers.

With the desktop and server environments changing and business needs evolving, the only constant is the data requirements. The ability to move that data from one platform to another is truly the challenge. CONNX Solutions' products, CONNX and CONNX DataSync, provide companies the ability to perform one-time and phased migrations, allowing them to capitalize on their critical decision information, move data faster, less expensively and without disruption to existing systems. Additionally, CONNX DataSync offers an automated and scheduled process that migrates non-relational database systems from the mainframe to Microsoft SQL Server, extending a company's IT investment to Microsoft database platforms.

"In these challenging economic times, companies are constantly looking at ways to reduce total cost of ownership of their applications that are running on a mainframe and to achieve maximum value of those applications at a minimum cost. Joining the MMA continues CONNX Solutions' commitment to helping companies achieve this goal with the migration of mainframe data in a cost-effective and efficient manner to Microsoft database platforms," said Douglas D. Wright, President and CEO of CONNX Solutions, Inc.

"We welcome CONNX Solutions to the Mainframe Migration Alliance," stated Spyros Sakellariadis, Director, Mainframe Alliance Program at Microsoft Corp. "With CONNX and CONNX DataSync know-how and domain expertise, we are confident they will provide value to existing MMA members and customers looking to transition from mainframe systems to Windows-based platforms that accelerate product development and decision making, and achieve better interoperability."

CONNX is already contributing to the success of the Mainframe Migration Alliance (MMA) with migrations like at Harris County Hospital District (HCHD), the public health care system for the nation's third most populous county. Over the course of two years, HCHD has been migrating data to Microsoft SQL Server and replacing its mainframe application with a new clinical application from Epic Systems Corporation. As a result, the health system's DBA and development staffs are able to rapidly download mainframe data into Microsoft SQL Server with minimal impact on mainframe performance and with minimal assistance from the mainframe support staff. In addition, it has been reported that with CONNX, the quality of data loaded into the Epic Clinical System has improved. CONNX is also alleviating the pains that report generation and data extracts posed when performed with mainframe-based applications. These tasks were consuming a considerable amount of IT staff time and were very demanding on mainframe resources (MIPS), which impacted online production activities. CONNX is helping HCHD with these pains by distributing mainframe data access to non-IT staff through tools, such as Microsoft Access and Crystal Reports, reducing the turn-around time on report requests and decreasing the health system's overall reliance on those mainframe applications.

About CONNX Solutions, Inc.

CONNX Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of simplified data access, management and integration software solutions. CONNX Solutions' flagship product, CONNX, offers real-time, SQL access to legacy non-relational and relational database systems. This product provides the ability to migrate those data sources between virtually any source and any target database, and integrate them no matter where they reside, giving a single SQL view of the data. CONNX Solutions also offers CONNX DataSync, which provides an automated and scheduled process for migrating between those same data sources and targets.

CONNX Solutions has helped 3,000 customers worldwide with one or more of the following projects:

--  Data Integration
--  Data Migration/Warehousing
--  Change Data Capture
--  Legacy (non-relational) modernization
--  Web application and client/server development
--  Business Intelligence
--  Ad Hoc Reporting

CONNX Solutions' products, CONNX, CONNX DataSync and InfoNaut Professional, are used by government and business entities in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, education, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, aerospace, and information technology.

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About the Mainframe Migration Alliance

Formed in spring 2003, the Mainframe Migration Alliance is comprised of software vendors and service providers focused on enabling mainframe customers to meet the challenges posed by legacy application environments, including the pressures to reduce IT costs and increase the flexibility in IT systems. Additional information about the alliance can be found at:

CONNX Solutions and CONNX are registered trademarks of CONNX Solutions. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, and company names mentioned herein are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

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