Ascential Software and SAP AG have signed a worldwide reseller agreement through which SAP and the newly-announced subsidiary, SAP Portals, will resell Ascential DataStage as a data integration platform for mySAP Business Intelligence customers.
This will allow its customers to extract data from systems like Oracle, Siebel, and XML, Web Servers, all databases and mainframe sources, and integrate that data into SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) environments.
With the announcement, DataStage becomes part of the mySAP Business Intelligence framework, enabling companies to build enterprise data warehouse solutions that include data from virtually any source including enterprise applications, web and e-mail logs, XML or e-business data, legacy systems, open warehouse data stores, flat files and mainframes.
Under the terms of the agreement, SAP will resell DataStage on Windows NT/Unix, a series of packaged application connectors, and the DataStage Load Pack for SAP BW.
Danish pharmaceutical and healthcare giant Novo Nordisk is currently using the new integrated solution. ‘The key benefit in using Ascential DataStage alongside SAP BW is the ability to import historical data from our old data warehouse and integrate it with non-SAP solutions,’ said Henrik Deleuran Mueller, manager of data warehousing, Novo Nordisk. ‘We now have a total data warehouse solution that allows us to import information regardless of its source. With 14,000 employees supporting products all over the world, we can consolidate our data globally.’