Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Microsoft and Attunity Announce Strategic Partnership 

REDMOND, Wash. and BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 1, 2017 -- Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ CM: ATTU) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced an expanded strategic partnership for enabling data migration and replication initiatives. With this partnership, Attunity is working with Microsoft to offer a new product, Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations, which is designed to facilitate and accelerate migrations from various database systems to the Microsoft data platform. Microsoft and Attunity have been business partners for over twenty years, and with this new enhanced collaboration the two companies will build on the history with new scenarios for data replication to accommodate a broad range of data integration requirements including migration, analytics, Data Lake and Big Data initiatives.

"Our expanded strategic partnership with Microsoft enables us to jointly engage customers worldwide to drive large-scale migrations to Azure and the Microsoft data platform," said Shimon Alon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Attunity. "Microsoft and Attunity share a vision to help users get value from their data leveraging the platform of their choice. Together we can unlock incredible opportunities for innovation, providing our customers with a universal platform for high-speed data replication to support many important business initiatives."

"Microsoft is committed to meeting our customers' needs today, while helping them bridge to the future. Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations offers a robust solution for our customers to replicate their data to the Microsoft data platform, including SQL Server 2017 and Azure data services," said John ''JG" Chirapurath, General Manager, Data Platform Marketing at Microsoft. "This expedites and simplifies near-zero downtime data migrations with ongoing replication so that our customers can maximize the value of their data."

Database Migration from Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Data Services:

Businesses globally will be able to use Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations to facilitate and simplify migrations from a broad range of commercial and open-source databases, including Oracle, Amazon Redshift, Teradata, IBM Netezza, and PostgreSQL to a broad range of Microsoft data platform targets, across on-premises and Azure. Endpoints include SQL Server 2017, now available on Linux, Docker containers and Windows, as well as Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on a VM in Azure, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

A free license of Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations is provided for 12 months, to allow each migration. Customers requiring extended migration periods and additional data sources can purchase such licenses directly from Attunity.

By collaborating on database migrations, the two companies enable and simplify a number of other in-demand data scenarios.

Data Lakes and Big Data Analytics in Microsoft Azure:
Enterprises building data lake solutions on Azure can use Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations to accelerate, simplify and scale data ingestion to support Big Data initiatives including real-time and streaming analytics, IoT, and machine learning. Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations provides universal data delivery to many systems including Hadoop, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Event Hubs, and support is in development for Azure BLOB Store, Azure Data Lake Store and Azure HDInsight.

SAP Analytics

Enterprises using SAP to run their critical business operations can use Attunity Replicate for SAP to deliver live SAP data into their business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms of choice within the Microsoft data platform. There they can merge SAP data with other business information and leverage tools like Microsoft Power BI to visualize and analyze their data.

Continuous Replication for Real-time Business Intelligence (BI)

Customers can accelerate and scale BI initiatives leveraging tools like Microsoft Power BI while reducing the impact on source operational systems like Oracle by using Attunity Replicate's agentless design. The solution accelerates the replication process by continuously and efficiently capturing and delivering fresh data to SQL Server or Azure SQL Database.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) is a leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Attunity

Attunity is a leading provider of data integration and Big Data management software solutions that enable availability, delivery, and, management of data across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Our software solutions include data replication and distributiontest data managementchange data capture (CDC)data connectivityenterprise file replication  (EFR), managed file transfer (MFT), data warehouse automationdata usage analytics, and cloud data delivery.


Source: Attunity Ltd.

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