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Software AG a finalist for the Big Data Award

  • Software AG is one of 12 finalists for the Big Data Award
  • The nomination is for a project with customer Sabre, a global technology company for the travel industry
  • The project uses BigMemory, the in-memory big data management solution

Darmstadt and Offenbach, Germany, 26/09/2012

"Creating Value from Big Data" is the theme of Computerwoche magazine's competition, Big Data 2012. The projects by the 12 finalists battling for the coveted award all exemplify the theme. Software AG is presenting its Sabre project live on stage at the Computerwoche Big Data conference in Offenbach

Sabre is a globally operating technology supplier for the travel industry whose business involves thousands of booking requests per second. It implemented BigMemory, the flagship product of Terracotta (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Software AG), in only two months and is now working with a highly available big data platform. Millions of leisure and business travelers use the platform to book hotels, flights, rental cars, and other services —worldwide— on the Internet.

A traditional IT infrastructure could no longer handle the flood of data. Sabre is relying on Software AG's in-memory technology to fulfill its customers' requirements for high availability of information—every second thousands of transactions run on the platform. Now the platform can manage terabytes of data and cope with thousands of users at once accessing structured and semi-structured data in real-time. The project has been nominated for the Big Data Award 2012 and will be presented today at the Big Data Conference in Offenbach, Germany.

"We are proud to have been nominated as a finalist for the Big Data Award," stated Ivo Totev, Software AG's chief marketing officer. "The big data phenomenon has developed rapidly in recent months and marks an upheaval in corporate IT environments that managers around the world must face. The Big Data Award shows where the future will take us and how the latest technologies help clients successfully meet the challenges that huge amounts of data present."

BigMemory, the industry-leading in-memory data management solution for big data from Terracotta Inc., has already won an award in the US, having received the 2012 DataWeek Award for Top Innovator in the "Big Data Technology" category earlier this month for its innovation in data management.

About Software AG
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods; and pioneering big data technology with Terracotta.
We offer our customers a variety of end-to-end solutions that deliver low total cost of ownership and high ease-of-use. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite, Terracotta and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; efficient management of big data; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.
Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2011 and has more than 5,500 employees serving approximately 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. Software AG is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).

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