IBM (Quote, Chart) is doing more than putting data integration company Ascential in its back pocket for safe
Big Blue is tucking the $1.1 billion acquisition into its middleware folds in new ways, wrapping together two major
products in a beta to see if they mesh well for customers.
The Armonk, N.Y., systems vendor has wrapped its own Serrano information
integration product, formally called WebSphere Information Integrator, with
the Ascential project Hawk, also known as WebSphere Data Integration Suite.
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