EXASOL acquires the VO2 Group as its first French partner

Expansion of the sales network creates new market potential in other European countries

Nuremberg, December 4th, 2012 – Nuremberg-based EXASOL AG has acquired the Paris-based consultation company VO2 Group as a cooperation partner. The aim of the colla-boration is to provide an international customer base with tailor-made solution packages for their big data analyses. The VO2 Group has many years of experience in the business process consultation and business intelligence sectors in France. EXASOL enriches the partnership with its expertise with the sector-independent high-performance database EXASolution. The results are high-performance data warehouse solutions that are efficiently implemented by technical pre-sales consultants on site.

Founded in 2005, the VO2 Group is a network of over 200 independent IT experts. The company’s aim is to implement its well-established solution expertise worldwide.

"As a local contact partner we can work very closely with the customers and can support them in all project phases from consultation through to installation and service as well as technical support," says Florent Daversin, Managing Director of the VO2 Group. Steffen Weissbarth, CEO of EXASOL AG, continues: "We were looking for a partner who could quickly adapt to our way of thinking and working. Florent and his team are characterised by their expertise in consultation and have lots of experience in implementing large projects. I am delighted that we now have a reliable, competent sales partner for the French market at our side".

EXASOL AG, based in Nuremberg, develops and markets the high-performance database EXASolution, based on in-memory technology, which was designed specifically for enterprise warehouse applications and business intelligence solutions. This allows very large volumes of data to be analysed and evaluated in the shortest space of time. Thanks to the high performance and low administrative maintenance, EXASolution supports businesses not just with valuable decision-making fundamentals from their data, but also by reducing the total cost of ownership. In April 2011, EXASOL AG was named by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor" in the category Data Management and Integration 2011. In 2012 the solution was included in the Magic Quadrant "Data Warehouse Database Management Systems".

About VO2 Group

VO2 Group is a multi-discipline service company based in France. VO2 Group provides engineering, project and consultant management services to a variety of top ranked industrial and commercial corporations. With a strong network of more than 200 independent experts, VO2 Group is able to set up professional teams with diverse backgrounds and experience, ensuring that they have the knowledge and expertise needed for any strategic project in different fields such as Business Intelligence, CRM and Cloud infrastructure.
For further information, please visit: www.vo2-group.com

About EXASOL AG

EXASOL AG develops a data management system that enables the rapid analysis and evaluation of data. By using the solution from EXASOL, business processes are optimised and secure foundations for decision-making are created, which give companies from all industries a sustainable competitive edge. EXASolution is a relational, high-performance database that was specifically developed for enterprise warehouse applications and business intelligence solutions. The database is based on in-memory technology and is used for time-critical analyses, comprehensive data research, planning and reporting. By integrating geodata, big data sources and unstructured data, EXASolution opens up additional analysis dimensions – for example with the EXAPowerlytics module – that allow for even more efficient analyses, particularly ad hoc ones. The easy-to-manage database can be integrated effortlessly into existing IT infrastructures and requires a minimal amount of administrative maintenance with low investment and operation costs (TCO). In addition to three appliance options, EXASolution is available under the name EXACloud as data warehousing as a service. This highly efficient data management solution allows EXASOL customers to benefit from complete data access at any time and a transpa-rent price model. Companies such as XING, Sony Music, Olympus, media control, Zalando, stayfriends, Coop, IMS Health, Semikron, Webtrekk, econda and xplosion rely on EXASOL's "made in Germany" technology.


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