Informatica Enjoins; BO Responds

SOA’s not just the uber-heavyweights battling for enormous enterprise IT contracts. Before there was SOA there was web services, and data integration and business intelligence. Now two of the smaller but important pioneers have tangled. News has emerged that Informatica has won an injunction against Business Objects to prevent “proven, patented data transformation technology” from being used in BO’s Data Integrator.

The beef goes clear back to 2002. In April this year, a jury sided with Informatica.

Business Objects has already responded, saying bit “has been shipping an updated version of BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI Release 2 Version 11.7.2, that provides customers with additional deployment options and scalability and does not include the minor feature involved in the Informatica lawsuit.”

Wethinks this isn’t the last volley…

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