Milwaukee, WI, November 23, 1998 - DM Review proudly announces the winners of the 1998 World Class Solution Awards for Data Warehousing. These awards, a symbol of excellence within the business intelligence and data warehousing industry, originated in 1996. This year's categories reflect the most mission-critical segments of the market as determined by feedback from DM Review readers. Winners will also be featured in the January 1999 issue of DM Review.

"The World Class Solution Awards recognize the most successful busines s intelligence and data warehouse implementations in the world," said Ron Powell, publisher/editorial director of DM Review. "This year's winners and category finalists truly exemplify the meaning of success from both a product and implementation perspective as judged by some of the leading experts in the industry."

Hardware and software companies submitted case studies to DM Review for consideration in one of six categories. A panel of judges ranked the submissions according to the guidelines developed by DM Review's editorial staff. The judges reviewed the submissions and interviewed contacts from the data warehouse sites for final selection.

The 1998 winners are:

Database Engines
Sand Technology Systems for the implementation at Canadian National Railway

Data Warehouse Frameworks, Data Marts
NCR for the implementation at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

Data Warehouse Applications
IBM for the implementation at Aetna U.S. Healthcare

Business Intelligence (Data Mining & Visualization)
SAS for the implementation at U.S. Army

Business Intelligence (Query & Reporting, OLAP)
Business Objects for the implementation at Department of Defense (Defense Medical Logistics Support System)

Data Quality, Extraction & Transformation
NCR for the implementation at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

DM Review, published by Powell Publishing, Inc., is rated the #1 business intelligence and data warehousing magazine in North America. DM Review provides a wealth of knowledge through columns by top industry experts, informative and timely articles, data warehouse success stories, third-party product reviews, executive interviews, and

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