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Cisco has completed the acquisition of Composite Software

Cisco has acquired Composite Software

Acquisition Expands Cisco Smart Services Portfolio with Data Virtualization Software and Services.

On July 30, 2013, Cisco completed its acquisition of privately held Composite Software, a market leader in data virtualization software and services. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.

Composite's data virtualization technology is now available from Cisco.

Cisco Data Virtualization is agile data integration software that makes it easy for you to access your data, no matter where it resides. With our integrated data platform, you can query all types of data across the network as if it were in a single place, enabling more faster decision-making and more efficient business operations.

Q: What is Cisco acquiring?
A: Cisco is acquiring Composite Software, a privately held company headquartered in San Mateo, California and a market leader in data virtualization software and services.
Q: Why did Cisco acquire Composite?
A: As customers increase their adoption of big data, analytics, cloud and mobile, traditional enterprising data warehouses will fail to meet all of their needs. Their needs will increasingly rely on optimizing access to data where it resides, over the network, rather than moving the data to one physical location. The role of the network, and the interaction between Data Virtualization software and the network, will be essential to the next generation of data warehousing. Cisco ONE provides the ability for applications to interact with the network, both to program the network for optimal performance and to extract knowledge about the network. By combining this network knowledge and programmability with the performance of Cisco's UCS, and Composite's software and query optimization expertise, Cisco will be well positioned to provide highly differentiated capabilities to customers.

Cisco customers should contact their Cisco account representative for sales related questions.

Effective March 3, 2014, active Composite Software service agreements were migrated to Cisco Software Application Support Plus Upgrades (SASU) service agreements and integrated into our renewals management processes, as well as our support tools and processes.

For more information on the newly integrated services portfolio, and how to open a service support case, visit the Services and Support for Composite Software.

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As with the transition from physical servers to server virtualization and from physical networks to network virtualization, Cisco and Composite will accelerate the shift from physical data integration to data virtualization for partners and customers.