Yellowfin International today announced that Yellowfin has joined IBM’s Partner Program, and that the Yellowfin BI Suite are now validated on IBM’s popular DB2 9 database. This partnership opens new markets for Yellowfin, and provides IBM and its partners with an attractive opportunity to expand its presence in international markets and in the small- and medium-sized (SMB) business market.

Yellowfin and IBM have a shared commitment to open standards and J2EE technology. Yellowfin’s architecture and portability allow Yellowfin to run on all of IBM’s platforms that support Java including iSeries, pSeries, and xSeries servers, and allow Yellowfin to leverage IBM’s deep expertise and market awareness in key vertical industries like Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Wholesaling and others.

“DB2 and WebSphere integrated into Yellowfin’s BI suite is a great example of bringing a solution to the market that provides great value for customers,” said Roshan Unantenne, System I Solutions Manager, IBM DB2. “This combination demonstrates the opportunity and value of open standards and service oriented architecture software mashing with IBM’s commercial-grade information management and data storage technologies.”

Yellowfin will also be demonstrating the joint solution at IBM’s “Interaction” conference series. IBM Interaction conference is the premier i-series event for business and IT executives, managers, professionals, DBAs and developers. Senior representatives from Yellowfin’s technical and business development teams will attend the conference to showcase the solution and answer business or technical inquiries.

“For both business and technical reasons, DB2 is a natural environment for us to support,” said Glen Rabie, CEO of Yellowfin. “This partnership reinforces IBM and Yellowfin’s shared commitment to open standards and service oriented business intelligence.”

About Yellowfin
Unlike traditional tools Yellowfin is making BI easy. Yellowfin supports wider distribution across the organisation through ease of use, ease of deployment and ease of integration into production applications and through a minimal end user learning curve.

To find out more contact Yellowfin at www.yellowfin.com.au