Apatar Open Source Data Integration Announces Partnership with MySQL AB

The New Alliance Makes It Easier for Companies to Integrate MySQL-based Solutions with Other Data Sources, such as Databases, CRM/ERP Applications, Flat Files, RSS Feeds, and Top Web 2.0 Destinations

Chicopee, MA, November 23, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Apatar, Inc., the leading provider of open source software tools for the data integration market, today announced it has joined the MySQL Enterprise Connection Alliance (MECA), the third-party partnership program for MySQL AB, the developer of the world’s most popular open source database.

Apatar is the first company to release open source tools that enable non-technical staff and customers to access the application data they need to do their jobs more effectively. Apatar enables its users to easily link information between databases (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle), files (Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, CSV/TXT files), applications (Salesforce.com, SugarCRM), and the top Web 2.0 destinations (Flickr, Amazon S3, RSS feeds).

Nicolas Pujol, MySQL AB’s Senior Director of Worldwide Alliances and Channels, said, “We are very pleased to have Apatar joined our MECA partner program. Apatar shares our belief that database access and management solutions should be easily affordable and available to all types of business users, not just high-end programmers.”

According to The Gartner Group, corporate developers spend approximately 65 percent of their effort building bridges between applications.

“The truth is that in today’s enterprises, most data integration projects never get built,” said Renat Khasanshyn, Founder and CEO of Apatar, Inc. “Even though the companies might use MySQL or another open source database, the Return-On-Investment on the small projects is simply too low to justify bringing in expensive middleware. Apatar entered this market as an open source vendor bringing the ease of drag-and-drop data integration to the companies that previously found proprietary data integration, ETL, and EAI software tools expensive and difficult to implement.”

“The MySQL database is known as an open source and intuitive engine for data storage,” noted Alex Khizhnyak, Apatar Evangelist. “And that is what Apatar is all about. We are delighted to give the MySQL community a way to get more business value out of integration jobs and projects. Now both developers and users have all of the necessary tools to integrate MySQL-driven applications with a variety of data destinations.”

Major Apatar Offerings

Apatar Enterprise Data Mashups

Apatar Enterprise Data Mashups is the first open source on-demand data integration software toolset and a service, which helps users integrate information between databases, files, and applications. Imagine if you could visually design (drag-and-drop) a workflow to exchange data and files between files (Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, CSV/TXT files), databases (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle), applications (Salesforce.com, SugarCRM), and the top Web 2.0 destinations (Flickr, RSS feeds, Amazon S3), all without having to write a single line of code. Users install a visual job designer application to create integration jobs called DataMaps, link data between the source(s) and the target(s), and schedule one-time or recurring data transformations. Imagine this capability fits cleanly and quickly into your projects. You've just imagined what Apatar can do for you.


ApatarForge is the first on-demand service, released under an open-source license, which allows anyone to build and publish an RSS/REST feed of information from their favorite Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, news feeds, databases, and applications. ApatarForge is the community effort where business users and open source developers publish, share, and re-use data integration jobs, called DataMaps, over the web. ApatarForge is the prime destination for Apatar users to collaborate and extend an Apatar Data Integration project. ApatarForge.org now hosts more than 160 DataMaps containing metadata.


- Reduce integration cost
- Improve data quality
- Shorten implementation time
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Eliminate custom coding
- Knowledge workers can subscribe to secured internal or external RSS feeds aggregated from ERP/CRM systems, databases, personal and shared files, and XML feeds
- Synchronization across multiple interfaces (on-premises, on-demand, mobile)
- The ability to personalize feeds for workgroup collaboration, opportunity tracking, business and competitive intelligence, and project management
- No coding! Visual job designer and mapping enable non-developers to design and perform transformations
- Users have the ability to create, publish, share, and re-use data transformations and output to RSS feeds by monitoring keywords and URLs for both internal and external systems

General Features

Apatar brings its users a set of unmatched capabilities in an open source package:

- Visual job designer and mapping enable non-developers to design and perform data transformations
- Aggregating and reading RSS content
- Connectivity to Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, Sybase, Microsoft Access, PostgreSQL, InstantDB, BorlandJDataStore, Csv, Qed, HSQL, Compiere ERP, SalesForce.Com, SugarCRM, Goldmine, Microsoft Excel, XML, RSS, ATOM, FTP, POP3, LDAP, WebDav, Autodesk Buzzsaw, any JDBC data sources, Amazon S3, and Flickr
- Job scheduler
- Single interface to manage all your integration projects
- Flexible deployment options
- Bi-directional integration
- Platform-independent, runs from Windows, Linux; 100% Java- based
- Easy customization, source code included

Apatar, Inc.
Alex Khizhnyak
+1 (617) 848-5959