SOURCE: Xcalia

March 20, 2006 08:00 ET

Xcalia® Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the "Cool Vendor" Report Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

PARIS and SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Xcalia, a leading provider of dynamic integration software, announced today it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the "Cool Vendors in Data Management and Integration, 2006" report from Gartner authored by Massimo Pezzini, et. al., published on March 13, 2006. Xcalia provides dynamic integration software for agile enterprises to easily create transactional composite applications, which reduce IT infrastructure costs while improving overall adaptability and performance. Xcalia's innovative SOA approach is called intermediation, which enables unified, real-time access to heterogeneous data and services. Intermediation is also adaptive and configurable, so application changes can be made quickly and cost effectively without impacting the underlying systems or infrastructure.

"We are pleased to receive the Cool Vendor designation from Gartner," said Pierre Violo, CEO of Xcalia. "Our company has the unique ability to solve the technical challenges that companies with complex integration requirements are currently facing. As we help our customers migrate to SOAs, we continue to prove significant cost savings and performance improvements with the Xcalia Intermediation Platform, even in the most demanding transactional environments."

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a Cool Vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative. The technology enables users to do things they couldn't do before. Impactful. It has or will have business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology). Intriguing. It has caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Xcalia

Xcalia provides dynamic integration software for agile enterprises to easily create transactional composite applications. Our unique intermediation approach enables unified, real-time access to heterogenous data and services. Intermediation is adaptive and configurable so application changes can be made quickly and cost effectively without impacting the underlying systems or infrastructure. Xcalia is ideal for high-performance business environments that must preserve transactional application capabilities while reusing information resources in a service-oriented way. Xcalia, headquartered in Paris, France, has offices in the US and Germany and over 50 enterprise customers globally. The company is privately held. For more on Xcalia, visit www.xcalia.com.

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