To provide advanced storage functionality to customers, Information Builders joined EMC’s E-Infostructure Developers Program. The companies’ complementary technologies will allow EMC customers to access and move large volumes of data via EMC protocols. Information Builders’ EDA middleware, which offers access to more than 80 data sources, will be extended to support SymmAPI-Sockets to provide high-speed data movement through Symmetrix Enterprise Storage Systems and Enterprise Storage Networks. Information Builders’ Copy Manager and Data Migrator will allow EMC Symmetrix Storage System users to populate and refresh data warehouses and enterprise resource planning databases 5 to 10 times faster than with traditional network transport and extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) technologies. “By joining our strengths, EMC users can now access and move extremely large volumes of data, regardless of vendor or platform, much faster than ever before,” says Jon Deutsch, general manager of Information Builders’ data warehouse division. “Information Builders’ core competencies in enterprise integration and Business Intelligence, combined with EMC’s secure and reliable communications backbone, provide an unparalleled solution for enterprise ETL and Web reporting.” Benefits include decreased network traffic and reduced CPU cycles.