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Posted Dec 6, 2004

Avaki Corp. announces the availability of Avaki 6

By Linda Cole

Avaki Corporation today announced the availability of Avaki 6, expanding their EII Plus solution to deliver unmatched flexibility in data integration. Avaki 6 features Avaki Studio, an Eclipse-based data integration-modeling environment that integrates multiple data sources into a single virtual database for consuming applications.

Avaki calls their solution EII Plus because it creates a full-fledged data abstraction layer throughout the company, rather than supporting only one project. The Avaki architecture is based on a distributed grid technology that provides the capability to set up a number of Avaki servers, all talking to one another, which allows you to have the scale and performance required to support thousands of data sources feeding hundreds or thousands of applications. Also unique to Avaki is their integration. Avaki represents their product as a virtual database, representing integration logic as services or virtual tables, and providing the ability to call up and embed other third-party integration capabilities as part of these data flows. For example, they can leverage an ETL process, Profiling or a data cleansing tool.

Also new to this release is enhanced performance. Instead of waiting for multiple databases to run a query, Avaki 6 can take pieces of data, as the query is being run and do the integration on the fly.

In addition, when data is represented as a set of virtual tables, query optimization can be done against the original sources of the data. Enhancements to facilitate richer scheduling options have been added to the new version. If any integration logic needs to be run at certain times or under certain conditions, it can be scheduled and configured. The capability to manage and monitor the performance of the integration logic has been enhanced. As result of these features, architects and administration have more ways to optimize the performance of their EII system.

It is common for corporations to have more than one project at a time, with many applications requiring data from multiple sources. Standard procedure is to address each of these problems as a silo, however, there is no integration logic across these projects; data cannot be reused, nor can it be shared. Avaki creates a data layer throughout the organization that makes these various data sources visible and reusable across projects. Avaki's Enterprise Data Integration Framework allows applications to interact with data through SQL, Web Services and procedure calls, breaking down the barriers between integration silos.

Avaki 6 is available immediately. Pricing starts at the workgroup level, and scales for enterprise-wide deployments. More information about Avaki Corporation and its solutions is available www.avaki.com.

About Avaki

Avaki Corporation provides enterprise information integration software that simplifies how businesses provision, access and integrate widely distributed data from many heterogeneous data sources. Avaki enables businesses to use fresher, more accurate data, while reducing the overall cost and complexity of data integration infrastructure, programming and maintenance. Customers such as Pfizer, Aventis and Pacific Capital Bank are using Avaki software to reduce data integration costs, make fresh data available, and improve productivity. Backed by Polaris Venture Partners, General Catalyst, and Sofinnova, Avaki is located in Burlington, Mass.

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