Centerfield Technology, Innovatum Team on Database Tuning, Compliance
July 10, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Centerfield Technology, which sells a variety of adjunct tools to the OS/400 and i5/OS platform, has announced a partnership with Innovatum, which sells auditing and compliance software as well as enterprise bar code and RFID labeling software, have announced that they have teamed up to help each other generate new business in the OS/400 market.
This was a match made at COMMON, as it turns out. “When we met Ardi Batmanghelidj, president of Innovatum, at COMMON, we were impressed with the similarities between our two companies, as we both are small, nimble, and dedicated to the System i platform,” explains Mark Holm, Centerfield’s chief technology officer. Innovatum has been focusing on pushing its compliance software, DataThread, in the pharmaceutical industry and has been trying to expand into other industries where compliance is an issue. Centerfield’s database tuning tools give it a broad audience, and customers who need to tune up their SQL performance probably also have compliance and auditing issues relating to their SQL queries. So the two companies believe this is a natural fit.
The financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed. The two are discussing Webinars and Webcasts to their mutual audiences as a first step, and they will take it from there.