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Hyperion Essbase Integrated With IBM DB2 OLAP Server


LONDON, England, January 2, 2002 - Hyperion (Nasdaq:HYSL), a global leader in business intelligence software, today announced it will continue to package Hyperion Essbase, its flagship OLAP (online analytical processing) solution, with IBM DB2* OLAP Server. Customer demand for highly integrated OLAP and DB2 services is fuelling a relationship that has already served millions of users since 1996.

Hyperion Essbase is one component in IBM's Business Intelligence solution set - a client/server, analytic OLAP platform for the enterprise. The openness and scalability of the Hyperion Essbase-powered IBM DB2 OLAP Server solution provides a range of business analysis applications in areas such as e-business, customer analysis, sales forecasting and management reporting.

"Customers have come to rely on IBM DB2 and business intelligence solutions featuring Hyperion Essbase for analytical sophistication," said Jeff Rodek, chief executive officer at Hyperion. "The ease of integration and the speed with which customers have implemented these solutions make it a favourite for mission critical situations."

"We are pleased to work with Hyperion to provide customers the flexible, high performance analytic solutions our customers need to build successful e-businesses," said Lauren Flaherty, vice president, marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions. "The integration of DB2 and Hyperion Essbase in IBM DB2 OLAP Server continues to help customers improve decision making and gain a competitive advantage."

Hyperion's extended relationship with IBM advances Hyperion's strategy to create and deliver enterprisewide business intelligence solutions that enable companies to measure performance and drive profitability.


About IBM DB2 Data Management


More than 60 million people from some 450,000 companies worldwide rely on IBM data management technology. For additional information on IBM's data management portfolio, visit http://www.software.ibm.com/data .


About Hyperion

Hyperion, a global leader in business intelligence software, creates solutions that help businesses measure performance and drive profitability. Its flagship product, Hyperion Essbase, as well as its financial and business performance management and eCRM analysis solutions are used by more than 6,000 companies around the world. Hyperion has a network of more than 400 strategic partners to provide innovative business intelligence solutions, specialised applications and services.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Hyperion reported annual revenues in fiscal 2001 of more than 0 million. The company has more than 2,300 employees in 20 countries and is also represented in 16 other countries through distributor relationships.

For more information, please visit www.hyperion.com/uk, e-mail enquiryuk@hyperion.com or call 01784 228000.

Hyperion and Essbase are registered trademarks and Hyperion Solutions is a trademark of Hyperion Solutions Corporation. All other trademarks and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

* Indicates a trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation

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Object Marketing
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