LONDON and CHICAGO, February 2 /PRNewswire/ --

- OEM Agreement Enhances Long-Term Information Retention Capabilities

Applimation, Inc., the leading independent provider of enterprise data management solutions for use with solutions from SAP(R), Oracle(R), PeopleSoft(R) and Siebel(R) as well as custom applications, announced today that it will embed archive store technology from UK-based software company Clearpace Software in its Applimation Informia(TM) Archive solution. This OEM agreement and strategic partnership will enable Applimation to deliver the most cost-effective and complete solution for the long-term retention of structured data to its customers.

This agreement extends Applimation's world-class application data management capabilities, enabling organizations to move historical data from bloated production databases into highly compressed, secure and accessible archive stores which are fully accessible through standard SQL technologies. The new archive store from Clearpace will provide long-term information retention and retrieval capabilities that surpass alternative data repositories and XML. Using Clearpace NParchive, Applimation customers will be able to greatly reduce the cost and complexity of storing and managing historical information.

We are seeing extraordinary growth in enterprise application databases at a time when there are increasing regulatory and business mandates to keep information longer, said Bob Markese, CEO, Applimation. In this climate where IT budgets are also under pressure, it's critical that we provide our customers with the ability to retain archived data economically while also supporting their accessibility and security requirements. When we investigated the options for providing our customers with the optimal archive store, Clearpace's NParchive clearly stood out as the best-in-class solution to meet the needs of our customers.

The addition of an autonomic archive store with extreme compression and full online accessibility into the Informia Archive solution through the integration of Clearpace NParchive enables Applimation to offer unparalleled breadth and depth in the application data management market. Databases are growing rapidly and the associated operational and storage costs are growing in line, but despite increased spending they are getting slower, comments Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, IDC. Removing old data from databases completely and in context is the initial step in addressing these issues. In addition, the importance of simplifying data management, retaining the ability to access old data and minimizing the storage footprint cannot be underestimated if companies want to reduce the total cost of owning data throughout its lifecycle.

Clearpace is focused on Information Preservation, said John Bantleman, CEO of Clearpace and our latest OEM agreement with Applimation is proof that specialized archive repositories are becoming an increasingly important component of the application archiving and sunsetting process. We are working with a growing number of ISVs servicing various industries that aspire to lower the cost of long-term information retention for their customers. Applimation is an established leader in the database archiving market, with hundreds of customers archiving mission critical applications through Informia Enterprise Data Management Suite. We are delighted by their selection and the endorsement of our capabilities.

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