Industry Advocacy Group for On-Line Analytical Processing Technologies Welcomes NCR
BOSTON, MA, - May 12, 1997 - The OLAP Council today announced that NCR Corporation has become the organization's newest member. The OLAP Council is a software industry association established to provide education about the benefits of OLAP technology for business intelligence applications.
NCR is working with leading OLAP technology partners to provide on-line analytical processing solutions that are optimized for use with its NCR TeradataÒ RDBMS (relational database management system) to enable users to analyze data for better business decisions.
"NCR fully supports the goals of the OLAP Council," said Randy Lea, NCR assistant vice president. "We look forward to working with the OLAP Council to address industry-wide challenges, including openness, interoperability and standards."
NCR is a leader in providing scalable data warehouse solutions, including many terabyte-sized data warehouses, throughout the world.
"The OLAP Council welcomes NCR as its newest general member. The Council is rapidly becoming the focal point for collaboration among key industry participants to make OLAP technology better understood and more useful. NCR can certainly help us in that mission," said David Lourie, OLAP Council spokesperson. "The Council is a comprehensive source of information about OLAP, its vendors and the kinds of business intelligence solutions that customers can realistically expect."
The OLAP Council was established in 1995 to serve as an industry guide and customer advocacy group. Participation is open to organizations interested in the advancement of OLAP server technology.
The OLAP Council was founded to provide education about OLAP technology for business intelligence applications and to help position OLAP within a broader IT architecture. The Council's mission includes sponsoring industry research and working to establish guidelines for OLAP interoperability and data navigation. More information can be found at or by calling (617) 489-9807.
The Council, established in January 1995, now includes seventeen members. There are -- Arbor Software Corp. of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Business Objects, Inc. of Paris, France and Cupertino, Calif.; Cognos of Burlington, Mass. and Ottawa, Ont.; Hitachi Ltd, of Japan; Holistic Systems Ltd. of London; IBM Decision Support Solutions of San Jose, Calif.; IQ Software of Norcross, Georgia; NCR Corp. of Dayton, Ohio; Oracle Corp. of Waltham, Mass.; Pilot Software of Cambridge, Mass.; Platinum technology, inc. of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; and Planning Sciences International Ltd. of London -- and six associate members, IQ Software of Norcoss, GA.;KPMG Peat Marwick LLP of Radnor, Penn.; Kenan Technologies of Cambridge, Mass.; Management Science Associates, Inc. of Pittsburgh; TM1 Software (formerly Sinper Corp.) of Warren, N.J.; and Speedware Corp. of Montreal.
NCR (NYSE: NCR) is the leader in delivering commercial open computer systems for transaction processing and decision-support solutions to customers in all industries. The company, with headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, has 38,000 employees, including 20,000 service professionals in 1,100 locations and 130 countries. NCR solutions help improve businesses by turning customer information into results, protecting existing information technology investments, reducing risks and ensuring success. More information on NCR can be found on the World Wide Web:

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