Combination of Sagent’s Industry-Leading ETL Tools and Compaq’s Powerful Servers Offers Rapid Data Warehouse Development and Optimized Performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— July 8, 2002—Sagent (Nasdaq: SGNT), a leading provider of enterprise business intelligence solutions, and Compaq Computer K.K. (Japan), today announced a reseller and marketing agreement to offer Japanese businesses a single source for data warehouse and analytical solutions. Under terms of the deal, Compaq will market, resell and implement Sagent’s Data Load Server with Compaq’s ProLiant Intel Architecture Servers.

Sagent’s Data Load Server, already ranked as the number one ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) software in Japan for the past two years with over 40% market share*, will now be included in Compaq’s best-of-breed lineup of enterprise business solutions. This puts Data Load Server – which facilitates the rapid integration of data from multiple sources – in a position to achieve even greater adoption in the ETL market, which is the fastest growing business intelligence category in Japan.

"Given the number of data warehouse implementations we’ve seen recently, and the growing demand for extract, transform and load functionality, we wanted to be able to offer our customers the most widely adopted ETL product in Japan," said Toshio Shirokura, general manager of solutions and technical support at Compaq Computer Japan.

Prospective Compaq Japan customers can now purchase Japan’s leading ETL tool set optimized for performance on industry-standard ProLiant servers. Existing Compaq customers can also rely on Compaq’s skilled professional services team to design, build, integrate, and manage an end-to-end Data Management or Business Intelligence solution, with Sagent Data Load Server as its backbone.

"Sagent’s Asia-Pacific business has experienced outstanding growth over the past two years, and with this alliance Sagent continues to deliver on its promise to grow revenue through channel partners," said John Maxwell, Sagent Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia-Pacific. "The combination of Compaq Japan’s technology and expertise, with Sagent’s market-leading ETL software, presents a powerful solution for our joint customers."

* MIC Research Institute Ltd., 2002.

About Sagent Data Load Server

Sagent Data Load Server is a high-performance solution for data warehouse construction and other projects requiring complete extract, transform and load (ETL) functionality. Data Load Server builds upon the Sagent BI Platform, featuring a multi-threaded, massively parallel, agent-based architecture, and enables the rapid integration of information from multiple complex sources, including relational databases, flat file systems and multidimensional data warehouses and data marts. A centralized repository, powerful administration tools and support for all leading database platforms ensure that Data Load Server integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure.

About Compaq Computer K.K.

Compaq Computer K.K. is the Japan subsidiary of Compaq Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, which is a leading global provider of technology and solutions. Compaq is engaged in systems integration, services and support based on its industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer PCs. Compaq is a total solution partner which provides customers with total solutions based on the latest technology and services. Information on Compaq Computer K.K. and its products and services is available at

About Sagent

Sagent provides a complete software platform for business intelligence, enabling companies to reduce operational costs, increase profitability, and improve customer relationships. Sagent employs a unique business intelligence life-cycle process that facilitates the rapid development of custom analytic solutions and helps bridge the gap between business users and IT. Through its technology, services, and business expertise, Sagent simplifies business intelligence for more than 1,500 customers worldwide. Sagent customers include: AT&T, Boeing Employees Credit Union, BP Amoco, Carrefour, Citibank, GPU Energy, Guinness UDV, Heineken, Kawasaki, Kemper National Insurance, La Poste, Novartis, NTT-DoCoMo, Sara Lee, Siemens, and Singapore Telecom.

Sagent technology is also embedded in multiple partner solutions that address the needs of specific vertical and functional application areas; key ISV partners include Advent Software, Hyperion, and HAHT Commerce. Sagent technology has been adopted by leading regional and global systems integrators, such as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Satyam, and Unisys, to address customer needs within their business intelligence practices. In addition, Sagent has built alliances with numerous technology vendors to cooperatively market solutions; alliance partners include Microsoft, Business Objects, and Sun Microsystems. Sagent is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Sagent, visit


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