META Group’s SPEX Research Ranks DataMirror Number One Friday 15 June 2001 PDF Print ...SPEX ETL Tools 2001 Report Selects Transformation Server as a Leading ETL Solution... DataMirror Corporation (Nasdaq: DMCX; TSE: DMC), a leading provider of enterprise integration and resiliency solutions, today announced that its Transformation Server software received top marks in ETL Tools 2001, an evaluation of Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tools conducted by SPEX Research, a division of META Group. DataMirror Transformation Server’s top rankings ranged from excellent to outstanding in the areas of functionality, usability, technology and market strength. The study singled out the strengths of Transformation Server in the areas of real-time integration, support for wireless and mobile business intelligence environments, flexible user exits and out-of-the-box bridges to third-party analysis tools. Transformation Server is data integration software that captures, transforms and flows data in real-time across today’s multi-platform computing environments, so the data used for analysis is always fresh and fully synchronized. The SPEX research focuses on such vital decision points as integration and architecture; platform support; data extraction, cleansing, and transformation; and metadata management. Other vendor solutions evaluated in the study included: Data Junction Integration Suite, Sagent Data Load Server, Ascential Software’s DataStage XE, ETI-Extract, Hummingbird Genio and Informatica PowerCenter. “Transformation Server’s ranking in this research study is a testament to our industry leadership and on-going efforts to advance the state-of-the-art in data integration solutions,” said Nigel Stokes, Chairman, President and CEO of DataMirror Corporation. “This ranking demonstrates that DataMirror’s real-time capture, transform and flow (CTF) technology continues to be a strong force in the competitive market for data integration solutions. As the ETL market evolves and more and more customers realize the benefits of real-time analytics, DataMirror is well-positioned at the forefront of this real-time business intelligence trend.” DataMirror solutions are deployed world-wide in well-known companies such as Tiffany & Co., GMAC Commercial Mortgage, Harley-Davidson, Baxter Healthcare, TD Waterhouse and Debenhams. About Transformation Server DataMirror Transformation Server transforms the experience of doing business by delivering real-time data flows to the people who need it. Transformation Server technology keeps data flowing from one end of the enterprise to the other and helps people work faster and smarter now. It lets users capture, transform and flow their data in real-time between DB2 UDB, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and Sybase across UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Window NT/2000, OS/400 and OS/390. Because Transformation Server is easy to implement and requires no programming changes to applications and databases, customers can realize a rapid return on their software investment. Transformation Server's out-of-the-box support for leading databases make it ideal for a range of applications including EAI, e-Business, business intelligence, customer relationship management and a host of other distributed data applications. About SPEX SPEX is the leading Internet authority for enterprise and Web-based software technology evaluations. A division of META Group (Nasdaq: METG), SPEX provides comprehensive enterprise software evaluations via the Internet to help global companies quickly select critical business applications and IT solutions. Additional information about SPEX and samples of SPEX evaluations can be found at www.checkspex.com. SPEX also delivers the premier portal for enterprise software selection and year round focused online conferences and exhibitions, EShortlist.comTM, which can be found at http://www.eshortlist.com. About DataMirror Corporation DataMirror (Nasdaq: DMCX; TSE: DMC) delivers solutions that let customers integrate their data across their enterprises. DataMirror’s comprehensive family of products unlocks the experience of now™ by providing advanced real-time capture, transform and flow (CTF) technology that gives customers the instant access, integration and availability they demand today across all computers in their business. Over 1,400 companies use DataMirror to integrate their data. Real-time data drives all business. DataMirror is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has offices worldwide. DataMirror has been ranked in the Deloitte and Touche Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. For more information, call 1-800-362-5955 or visit the DataMirror web site at http://www.datamirror.com. "Safe Harbor" Statement under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Forward-looking statements in this press release, including statements regarding DataMirror Corporation's business which are not historical facts, are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements of plans, objectives, strategies and expectations. The words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate" and "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. 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These factors include, but are not limited to, the following: variability of quarterly operating results; dependence upon on the continued growth and success of DataMirror's software products; competition; rapid technological change and new product introductions; dependence upon continued growth in the database and enterprise data integration markets; dependence upon relationships with complementary vendors and distribution channels; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; risks of international operations, including currency exchange rate fluctuations and global economic conditions; possible software errors or defects; possible infringement claims by third parties; and other factors discussed in the Company's Annual Information Form and other periodic filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. 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