In a transaction valued at approximately $15 million, DataMirror Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Constellar Corporation. Both companies have been small niche players in the data warehousing market, Constellar being almost exclusively Oracle-based, and DataMirror concentrating on the IBM AS/400. The goals appear to be increased access to capital for Constellar, and a foothold in the Oracle market for DataMirror.
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the acquisition of Constellar's technology, DataMirror will strengthen its presence in the global Oracle market,'' said Nigel Stokes, Chairman, President and CEO of DataMirror. This makes us an even more powerful player, with complete capabilities to integrate and transform disparate data for rapid e-Business success.'' It appears that these two vendors are teaming up to jump on the enterprise application integration bandwagon, along with everyone else. Constellar's newest release, Hub 3.5e, is said to