Coffing Data Warehousing Announces Partnership with Microsoft

Originally published November 19, 2009

Coffing Data Warehousing (Coffing DW), premier provider of software, education and publications covering data warehouses recently announced it has signed a new partnership and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) deal with Microsoft Corporation. As a result, Coffing DW’s Nexus query tool will ship with every Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse. 

“It is a huge compliment when Microsoft chooses your software for their customers.  It completely validates our customer centric and feature rich approach to building data warehouse software,” said Tom Coffing, CEO, of Coffing DW.

“SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse customers will find value in interoperable, integrated query tools like the Nexus which works with all leading databases and works seamlessly in a Microsoft Windows desktop environment.” said Quentin Clark, general manager, SQL Server, at Microsoft Corp. “This solution provides an excellent experience for IT and business users querying and managing large data warehouse database systems.”

The Nexus queries every major database, graphs and charts data, pivots data, and even allows users to join answer sets from completely different systems.  The Nexus does almost everything and anything that that a user, DBA, manager, or analyst needs.  Customers have expressed how beneficial it is to be able to perform their jobs with one easy-to-use tool that can be used across the entire enterprise.  Partners benefit because their systems can be integrated into any environment and their customers can instantly begin to reap the full potential of their system, while also being able to bring together data from other systems.   The Nexus was designed by Coffing so all large systems could be queried simultaneously and seamlessly.

Coffing DW was founded in 1994 and is highly respected in the data warehousing industry for its Teradata expertise in providing books, training, services and software.  Coffing, better known as Tera-Tom, in 2004 decided to make CoffingDW a vendor neutral company.  Coffing then allowed partners and customers to download the Nexus from their website and then worked to implement requested features. 

“Although I have a long history of working with Teradata users, several years ago I started researching other data warehouse technology to see if it could provide a lower cost alternative,” said Tom Coffing, CEO of Coffing DW.  “After looking at the various platforms available, I found Microsoft’s offering to be particularly compelling.  Microsoft’s high quality and low cost approach, coupled with an incredible Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture has the potential to change the data warehouse industry forever, and I am thrilled The Nexus will be part of that”.

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