Data Warehousing (Coffing DW), premier provider of software,
education and publications covering data warehouses today
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

“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”.