SOURCE: Unicorn Solutions

July 19, 2005 08:00 ET

Unicorn Positioned in Visionary Quadrant for Metadata Repositories by Leading Analyst Firm

Listed in Visionary Quadrant Based on Vision and Ability to Execute

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 -- Unicorn Solutions, the leading provider of enterprise architecture and metadata management solutions, today announced that it is positioned in the Visionary Quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s 2H05 to 1H06 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Repositories.* According to Gartner, visionaries have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery.

In the report, it states, "In early 2004, increasingly more organizations needed to understand and reuse metadata to support new service-oriented architectures (SOAs) implemented via J2EE and .NET. In 2005, the demand for understanding metadata beyond 'traditional' metadata management areas (such as data architecture, data warehousing and legacy applications) into newer areas (such as enterprise architecture, outsourcing and application integration) has grown."

"We believe that Gartner's positioning of Unicorn in the Visionary Quadrant in the Metadata Repositories Magic Quadrant confirms what our customers and partners already know," said Unicorn CEO Zvi Schreiber. "We feel Unicorn is leading the market for the new generation of enterprise repositories which use metadata and business architecture to actively support architecting the business, managing IT, and aligning IT with the business."

For more information on the Gartner Inc.'s 2005 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Repositories report, please visit www.gartner.com.

* "Magic Quadrant for Metadata Repositories, 2005" Gartner, Inc., Michael Blechar, July 1, 2005

About Unicorn Solutions

Unicorn Solutions (www.unicorn.com) is the world's leading software provider of Enterprise Architecture and Metadata Management solutions. Unicorn's ONE Enterprise approach delivers unprecedented transparency, integration, IT efficiency, and agility to the Global 1000. ONE Enterprise delivers this value to lines of business and the overall enterprise by managing their disparate IT systems, creating a common business architecture, and overlaying the common business architecture on the IT systems. As a result, businesses rapidly develop and update their common business language and processes while rationalizing the IT systems on which they are executed. The Unicorn System™ enables the ONE Enterprise approach with capabilities that include: metadata repository, ontology modeling, semantic mapping, active design services, active IT management services, and federated business querying. Industry standard libraries accelerate ONE Enterprise adoption in the insurance, financial services, and government sectors.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted July 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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