Information Builders, provider of enterprise business intelligence (BI) and real-time Web reporting, announced the availability of WebFOCUS for Mainframe Linux, a business intelligence solution for users of the Linux operating system. Customers now have the ability to securely access and integrate data residing on the Linux operating system as well as more than 85 other applications and across 35 platforms including MVS/OS/390, VM/CMS, Unisys, UNIX and NT. Additionally, mainframe Linux customers can also leverage WebFOCUS' unique data access capabilities and securely access any data set under MVS/OS390, including DB2, IMS and VSAM, among others.

With this solution, Linux users can now take advantage of an integrated suite for delivering vital information to unlimited numbers of diverse users across an enterprise.

WebFOCUS for Linux provides business intelligence and information delivery capabilities and is optimized to run seamlessly on the Linux operating system. Users can leverage robust functionality such as: reporting, query and analysis to meet the information needs of all levels of users in the enterprise with everything from standard reports to ad hoc queries and in-depth OLAP analysis; cutting-edge data visualization, such as GIS mapping and advanced graphical components, allowing users at all levels to easily perform intuitive, highly interactive, graphical analysis; information delivery and management to easily schedule, distribute, share and archive corporate information, ensuring instant accessibility when it's needed most; and data access, integration and ETL to allow companies to access virtually any type of information source or build data marts and data warehouses to fully leverage their information assets.

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