We announced WhereScape RED 6 at the TDWI show in Chicago last week. This is the latest version of WhereScape's award winning Integrated Data Warehouse Development Environment. While WhereScape aficionados have been using V6 for a while now, it is always good to officially release it.
Thanks to Peter and Claudia for providing quotes. The full press release (for those who like reading press releases) is below:
Portland, OR – May 5, 2009 – WhereScape, the provider of a comprehensive Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for data warehousing that supports the entire data warehouse management life cycle, today introduced WhereScape RED 6, the latest version of the company’s software which enables organizations to ensure that the structure of their data always meets the changing needs of the business.
WhereScape RED 6 is the only software environment focused on data warehouse developers who utilize the software to build data warehouses quickly and easily adapt them to keep up with the business. WhereScape RED 6 can access source data from multiple environments, create procedural code, scripts, and tables, build cubes, schedule updates, and generate documentation in HTML format, all while maintaining existing BI front-end compatibility.
New in WhereScape RED 6 is native support for IBM DB2, giving WhereScape seamless integration with all of the leading enterprise databases including Oracle, Teradata and Microsoft SQL Server. In addition, WhereScape RED 6 provides support for Teradata’s Linux scheduler as well as other new enhancements for DB2, Oracle and SQL Server that further expedite data warehouse development.
“In this tough economic climate, companies are operating with leaner IT staffing and decreased budgets, making WhereScape RED 6 an attractive alternative for quickly prototyping, building and deploying data marts for targeted BI solutions,” said Claudia Imhoff, President of Intelligent Solutions, Inc., a leading consultancy on data warehousing and BI technologies and strategies. “WhereScape RED 6 can be thought of as a ‘data mart in a box’, that can be rapidly and easily adapted as business dictates.”
Vodafone Using WhereScape RED 6
Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile telecommunications company with nearly 300 million proportionate customers worldwide with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States. Vodafone New Zealandis a long time WhereScape customer and has recently upgraded to WhereScape RED 6. Vodafone New Zealand have a large data warehouse with over 20 terabytes and 10,000 objects. The recent upgrade to version 6 has provided them with enhancements in management and performance.
“WhereScape RED 6 provides us an affordable, quick-to-implement, data warehouse development environment that has served Vodafone well over the past several years,” said Peter Gavin, Business Intelligence Architect, Vodafone New Zealand.
“We are very pleased to be a long-time partner with Vodafone and are delighted with the ongoing role that WhereScape RED 6 plays in Vodafone’s data warehousing strategy,” added WhereScape Founder and CEO Michael Whitehead. “Fast and inexpensive data warehouse development does not mean companies have to settle for isolated, or ‘throwaway’ project implementations. WhereScape RED 6 ensures that organizations are not only data warehousing developing solutions quickly, but that that they are easily adaptable and integrate into the existing IT infrastructure as well.”
Pricing and Availability
WhereScape RED 6 is available immediately and priced on a per developer basis, beginning at $50,000 USD.
WhereScape provides a product, WhereScape RED, which enables organizations to ensure that the structure of their data always meets the changing needs of the business. WhereScape RED is the only comprehensive Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for data warehousing that supports the entire data warehouse management life cycle, integrating source system exploration, schema design, metadata management, warehouse scheduling and enhancement into a single, simple integrated design.
More than 300 customers worldwide are using WhereScape RED on a variety of platforms. Projects performed using WhereScape RED typically come in under budget, ahead of schedule, with improved performance, greater transparency and built on more solid foundations over the systems they replace. WhereScape has head offices in Auckland, New Zealand, Portland Oregon, and Wokingham, UK. For more information, please visit www.wherescape.com.
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