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The Market Rewards Ardent Software Initiatives
Over the last year, Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) has announced a number of initiatives to strengthen their DataStage data warehousing product, most recently a

etl packages  the traditional weaknesses of ETL tools has been the difficulty in accessing mainframe legacy data. The solution provided by the Prism acquisition is host-based, while NEON's Shadow Direct is a gateway which optimizes DB2 connectivity, simplifies access, and allows the invocation of DB2 stored procedures. These legacy access improvements, coupled with the addition of the ability to extract data from enterprise resource planning packages, has made DataStage an attractive choice. User Recommendations

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