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Expressor software has announced expressor 1.0, a new semantic data integration system that intends to tackle the complexity and cost of enterprise IT projects. Founded by expert practitioners and technologists in data warehousing and data integration, expressor automates the most labor-intensive parts of data integration (DI) projects, delivers superior processing performance for batch and real-time operations, and is priced significantly lower than alternative DI solutions, according to the company.

Redefining Data Integration through Smart Semantics

Expressor software is redefining data integration via an active, semantic-driven metadata repository approach that simplifies design and reuse-thereby significantly shortening development time and effort, the company says. The software enables users to rationalize physical metadata constructs around common business terms and write target-specific data transformation and business rules that are 100 percent reusable across the enterprise.

"Our semantic-driven approach to data integration coupled with breakthrough performance of our parallel processing engine delivers a best-in-class software solution," says Bob Potter, CEO of expressor software. "Additionally, by introducing an aggressive runtime pricing model, we are confident we have a compelling alternative to current solutions in the DI market."

Key Features of expressor 1.0

The expressor 1.0 semantic data integration system combines three significant capabilities in one integrated platform:

Expressor integrator is a suite of team-oriented, role-based tools that support the entire project development and management lifecycle. It includes:

  • expressor administrator-a Web-based project management application targeted at project managers and enterprise architects.
  • expressor illustrator-a Windows desktop-based visual integration flow design application targeted at developers.
  • expressor constructor-a Windows desktop-based spreadsheet application for semantic rationalization and business rule definition targeted at data stewards and analysts.

Expressor repositor is an enterprise-class semantic metadata repository that collects, stores, and manages project management information, reusable data descriptions, application file versioning, performance metrics, and the implementation and enforcement of role-based security.

Expressor processor is an ultrafast parallel data processing engine that runs a deployed data integration application in batch and real-time across heterogeneous hardware platforms, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, and IBM mainframe operating systems and includes extensive connectivity to a wide range of data sources.

Bloor's Research Director Philip Howard states, "It is only recently that traditional vendors have started to add functions such as business glossaries into their data integration products and these have been, literally, add-ons. Expressor software has turned this approach on its head and put semantics at the heart of its software: this should have a positive impact on the development process itself and on collaboration between IT and the business."

Pricing and Availability

Expressor 1.0 is generally available and ships with a library of hundreds of thousands of built-in name correlations for key data domains across major industries. The expressor data integration system is priced on a runtime usage basis with a starter configuration of $20,000 for a perpetual license. In addition, expressor is available as a six-month, one-year, or two-year term license, and expressor software does not charge for development tools or data source connectors.

Expressor software corporation also announced the addition of two industry veterans to its executive team. Frank Fallon joins expressor as vice president of sales and business development and Dr. Michael Waclawiczek as vice president of marketing and product management. In addition, Steve Frechette, formerly senior director of engineering at expressor, has been promoted to vice president of engineering. The three executives report to Bob Potter, expressor's chief executive officer. The company made these appointments in preparation for the next phase of rapid growth after earlier launching its next generation semantic data integration system.

Fallon is responsible for expressor's worldwide sales and business development efforts, including building a direct field and inside sales organization and establishing global alliances with complementary technology vendors, resellers, systems integrators, and solution providers. With more than 20 years of sales and management experience, Fallon joins expressor from BEA, where, as senior VP Americas, he managed a team of 400 sales professionals and was directly responsible for all North and South American license business of $230 million. Prior to BEA, Fallon held executive positions at enterprise software companies including SeeBeyond, Tivoli Systems, and Sybase.

Dr. Michael Waclawiczek is responsible for driving expressor's overall marketing strategy including product management, field marketing, marketing communications, analyst and public relations, and brand management. As acting VP of marketing since February 2008, Waclawiczek was responsible for the marketing launch of the company and product in May. In his more than 20 years in high tech, he has launched more than a dozen software products that have generated more than $1billion in revenues. Prior to joining expressor, Waclawiczek held senior marketing and product management executive positions at StreamBase Systems, Kalido, and IONA Technologies.

Frechette is responsible for all aspects of product development and delivery at expressor software. Within the first year, Frechette established expressor's engineering organization and delivered the first release of the expressor semantic data integration system in mid July. With more than 18 years of engineering management, technical architecture, and software development experience, he brings a depth in software and technology from his senior roles at Blue Agave, Oberon, and IBM Lotus.

According to CEO Bob Potter, "We have just brought to market our semantic data integration system, which takes data integration to a whole new level of ease of use and performance and introduces a highly affordable channel-based pricing model. We are very excited about the reception thus far from our early adopters and prospective customers, as well as industry analysts we've briefed over the past three months. The addition of these three key executives, all of whom have longstanding track records of customer and market success, will enable us to capitalize upon our tremendous opportunity and redefine the competitive landscape in data integration."

"Frank's leadership and expertise will be crucial in rapidly establishing our channel and partner strategies as we develop a global presence in 2009. Steve continues to be instrumental in our efforts to rapidly broaden and further enhance our product suite in the coming releases. Additionally, I have worked with Michael at several previous companies and am very confident in his ability to establish a strong market presence for us and drive the overall product strategy for the company."

For more information on these executive appointments, visit www.expressor-software.com/about-us-leadership.htm.

About expressor software

Expressor software tackles the complexity and cost of enterprise IT projects with data integration software that delivers breakthrough development productivity and data processing performance at a significant price/performance advantage. expressor's patent-pending semantic data integration system has been designed from the ground up-based on common business terms-that enable collaborative, role-based team development, business rule reuse, and end-to-end project lifecycle management.

Expressor was founded in 2003 by experienced data integration and data warehousing practitioners and executives. The company is headquartered in Burlington, MA and is funded by Globespan Capital Partners and Sigma Partners. For more information visit http://www.expressor-software.com/.

Expressor software has announced expressor 1.0, a new semantic data integration system that intends to tackle the complexity and cost of enterprise IT projects. Founded by expert practitioners and technologists in data warehousing and data integration, expressor automates the most labor-intensive parts of data integration (DI) projects, delivers superior processing performance for batch and real-time operations, and is priced significantly lower than alternative DI solutions, according to the company.

Redefining Data Integration through Smart Semantics

Expressor software is redefining data integration via an active, semantic-driven metadata repository approach that simplifies design and reuse-thereby significantly shortening development time and effort, the company says. The software enables users to rationalize physical metadata constructs around common business terms and write target-specific data transformation and business rules that are 100 percent reusable across the enterprise.

"Our semantic-driven approach to data integration coupled with breakthrough performance of our parallel processing engine delivers a best-in-class software solution," says Bob Potter, CEO of expressor software. "Additionally, by introducing an aggressive runtime pricing model, we are confident we have a compelling alternative to current solutions in the DI market."

Key Features of expressor 1.0

The expressor 1.0 semantic data integration system combines three significant capabilities in one integrated platform:

Expressor integrator is a suite of team-oriented, role-based tools that support the entire project development and management lifecycle. It includes:

  • expressor administrator-a Web-based project management application targeted at project managers and enterprise architects.
  • expressor illustrator-a Windows desktop-based visual integration flow design application targeted at developers.
  • expressor constructor-a Windows desktop-based spreadsheet application for semantic rationalization and business rule definition targeted at data stewards and analysts.

Expressor repositor is an enterprise-class semantic metadata repository that collects, stores, and manages project management information, reusable data descriptions, application file versioning, performance metrics, and the implementation and enforcement of role-based security.

Expressor processor is an ultrafast parallel data processing engine that runs a deployed data integration application in batch and real-time across heterogeneous hardware platforms, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, and IBM mainframe operating systems and includes extensive connectivity to a wide range of data sources.

Bloor's Research Director Philip Howard states, "It is only recently that traditional vendors have started to add functions such as business glossaries into their data integration products and these have been, literally, add-ons. Expressor software has turned this approach on its head and put semantics at the heart of its software: this should have a positive impact on the development process itself and on collaboration between IT and the business."

Pricing and Availability

Expressor 1.0 is generally available and ships with a library of hundreds of thousands of built-in name correlations for key data domains across major industries. The expressor data integration system is priced on a runtime usage basis with a starter configuration of $20,000 for a perpetual license. In addition, expressor is available as a six-month, one-year, or two-year term license, and expressor software does not charge for development tools or data source connectors.

Expressor software corporation also announced the addition of two industry veterans to its executive team. Frank Fallon joins expressor as vice president of sales and business development and Dr. Michael Waclawiczek as vice president of marketing and product management. In addition, Steve Frechette, formerly senior director of engineering at expressor, has been promoted to vice president of engineering. The three executives report to Bob Potter, expressor's chief executive officer. The company made these appointments in preparation for the next phase of rapid growth after earlier launching its next generation semantic data integration system.

Fallon is responsible for expressor's worldwide sales and business development efforts, including building a direct field and inside sales organization and establishing global alliances with complementary technology vendors, resellers, systems integrators, and solution providers. With more than 20 years of sales and management experience, Fallon joins expressor from BEA, where, as senior VP Americas, he managed a team of 400 sales professionals and was directly responsible for all North and South American license business of $230 million. Prior to BEA, Fallon held executive positions at enterprise software companies including SeeBeyond, Tivoli Systems, and Sybase.

Dr. Michael Waclawiczek is responsible for driving expressor's overall marketing strategy including product management, field marketing, marketing communications, analyst and public relations, and brand management. As acting VP of marketing since February 2008, Waclawiczek was responsible for the marketing launch of the company and product in May. In his more than 20 years in high tech, he has launched more than a dozen software products that have generated more than $1billion in revenues. Prior to joining expressor, Waclawiczek held senior marketing and product management executive positions at StreamBase Systems, Kalido, and IONA Technologies.

Frechette is responsible for all aspects of product development and delivery at expressor software. Within the first year, Frechette established expressor's engineering organization and delivered the first release of the expressor semantic data integration system in mid July. With more than 18 years of engineering management, technical architecture, and software development experience, he brings a depth in software and technology from his senior roles at Blue Agave, Oberon, and IBM Lotus.

According to CEO Bob Potter, "We have just brought to market our semantic data integration system, which takes data integration to a whole new level of ease of use and performance and introduces a highly affordable channel-based pricing model. We are very excited about the reception thus far from our early adopters and prospective customers, as well as industry analysts we've briefed over the past three months. The addition of these three key executives, all of whom have longstanding track records of customer and market success, will enable us to capitalize upon our tremendous opportunity and redefine the competitive landscape in data integration."

"Frank's leadership and expertise will be crucial in rapidly establishing our channel and partner strategies as we develop a global presence in 2009. Steve continues to be instrumental in our efforts to rapidly broaden and further enhance our product suite in the coming releases. Additionally, I have worked with Michael at several previous companies and am very confident in his ability to establish a strong market presence for us and drive the overall product strategy for the company."

For more information on these executive appointments, visit www.expressor-software.com/about-us-leadership.htm.

About expressor software

Expressor software tackles the complexity and cost of enterprise IT projects with data integration software that delivers breakthrough development productivity and data processing performance at a significant price/performance advantage. expressor's patent-pending semantic data integration system has been designed from the ground up-based on common business terms-that enable collaborative, role-based team development, business rule reuse, and end-to-end project lifecycle management.

Expressor was founded in 2003 by experienced data integration and data warehousing practitioners and executives. The company is headquartered in Burlington, MA and is funded by Globespan Capital Partners and Sigma Partners. For more information visit http://www.expressor-software.com/.

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