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CopperEye Announces Business Relationship with IBM and Receives Key Industry Accolade

CopperEye relationship with IBM brings database performance enhancements to IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) customers. New Datablade delivers up to 10 fold increases in performance

15 June 2004 - Bath, UK - CopperEye, developer and supplier of a revolutionary new indexing technology that significantly enhances performance in data management systems, today announced a new business relationship with IBM. The announcement of the partnership and the availability of the CopperEye Datablade, which delivers up to 10 fold increases in transaction performance for Informix IDS customers, was made today by IBM at the UK Informix Strategic Update in London. CopperEye is working with IBM to develop and formalise further business initiatives that will exploit synergies between the two companies.

On top of the business relationship announcement with IBM, CopperEye has also won a significant IBM Award – the “Informix IDS Newcomer of the Year’ – presented by IBM. Barbara Stanley, Business Executive of IBM DB2 Information Management Software said that: “CopperEye’s revolutionary technology will deliver a dramatic improvement to the performance of the Informix database.”

CopperEye’s Datablade technology dramatically improves overall database performance through the company’s revolutionary indexing technology, providing increased availability of information at speeds unprecedented in the marketplace today. Joint Benchmark tests with IBM have shown up to a 10-fold improvement in transactional performance.

The announcement of the business partnership and the new Datablade is endorsed by Barbara Stanley who said: “We are delighted with this partnership with CopperEye and fully anticipate that our customers will experience greater business efficiencies and substantial cost benefits as a result of this initiative.

“With the need to capture and process information at ever faster speeds, and as volumes of information expand continuously, we believe the CopperEye solution is a very attractive solution for Informix customers experiencing database performance pressures.”” said Stanley.

Paul Watson Technical Director of Oninit an IBM reseller, who has been Beta testing the Datablade, is equally enthusiastic: “We are seeing clearly superior performance of over four times faster with the Datablade compared to the standard indexing options,” He added: “We are equally pleased about the business partnership between IBM and CopperEye, as we expect there will be major benefits to customers.”

CopperEye CEO Kate Mitchell is delighted with the new business partnership with IBM and expects it to: “deliver tangible benefits to IBM’s Informix customers from the outset: We are excited to be working closely with IBM in this relationship, to help deliver this groundbreaking solution to Informix customers.”

“CopperEye values this very important partnership and as the ‘Informix IDS Newcomer of the Year’ award shows, we are fully committed to working in tandem with IBM to deliver a solution that will make a huge difference, to the IDS database community.” Mitchell concluded.

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About CopperEye
CopperEye Ltd provides software solutions that manage high-performance data stores suited to high-transaction volume business environments. The solutions eliminate the traditional trade-off between real-time operational performance and powerful analytics. CopperEye’s underlying technology is a new, patented indexing approach that delivers a quantum leap in performance over traditional indexing alternatives. This technology is available as part of the CopperEye Software Development Kit and The CopperEye Datablade for IDS.
CopperEye has offices in Bath, UK, and San Francisco, US. For further information, please visit

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