IBM Digs Deeper for Data
August 28, 2003[From eWeek]
IBM has launched work on a research and development project that promises to extend the reach of its DB2 Information Integrator software until it can dig out data from every corner of an enterprise, whether inside or out of data warehouses, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Director of Information Integration Nelson Mattos told eWEEK on Tuesday.
The technology is code-named Masala--an Indian word denoting a heady mix of spices that IBM chose to represent the "harmony of integrated technology," according to a spokeswoman. Masala is being designed to push the limits of DB2 Information Integrator by doing a number of things. One of its central functions will be to delve beyond DB2 Information Integrator's grasp of databases on up to application packages from vendors such as SAP AG, Siebel Systems Inc. or PeopleSoft Inc.
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