NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced the release of WebFOCUS Hyperstage, a new addition to its BI platform that provides an embedded column-oriented database which improves query performance, provides unmatched data compression and supports in-memory analytical capabilities. The new offering will allow customers to dramatically improve the performance of their BI applications and address customer queries with greater speed, significantly reducing run and response times.

Hyperstage, a query-optimized data store embedded directly into the WebFOCUS environment, uses intelligent analytics to accelerate the speed and efficiency of current applications, particularly those that handle high numbers of ad hoc or unplanned queries, or those that consume large volumes of data. The new solution will help organizations tackle issues, such as large complex queries and non-indexed data stores, quicker than ever before, delivering valuable BI insight to the customer, faster.

"In today's business landscape, large data sets are quickly becoming an obstacle that companies across industries are regularly facing. Effective BI tools must have the capabilities to manage and distill value from increasing amounts of data with the same speed and accuracy that organizations have come to rely on and expect," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "The addition of Hyperstage to the WebFOCUS platform allows our customers to efficiently access and analyze large volumes of data for a variety of critical purposes, as well as reap the benefits of the best data compression capabilities available. This combination keeps costs low and still maintains high-level BI results, despite the dramatic influx in available data."

"The business value of BI is unquestionable, but information is only useful if it arrives in a timely manner, and long query times resulting from complex inquiries and large data sets dramatically erode the value of BI for organizations," said Dave Sandel, senior vice president of WebFOCUS. "Through the incorporation of high-performance, self-tuning analytics into Information Builders' offerings, we can ensure that customers continue to reap the full benefits of BI, even when faced with the challenges posed by increasing data."

The top business benefits that WebFOCUS Hyperstage delivers include rapid deployment, reduced admin and management, ease of migration, flexibility, support for complex queries, small footprint, high performance, scalability and availability, and low cost.

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at For ongoing news, go to or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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