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  • 29 May 2012 09:25

OpenText Unveils Record-Setting SQL Server 2012 Benchmarking Study Results

As a Global Launch Partner, OpenText Solutions Are Set to Take Full Advantage of Microsoft Corp.'s New Database Platform

OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) has announced its continued support of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and unveiled record-setting results from a benchmark study it conducted with Microsoft Corp. evaluating the performance and scalability of the OpenText ECM Suite running on the SQL Server 2012 database platform. Given the volumes involved with content solutions such as email management, mission critical scalability is a very real concern. As part of their strategic alliance, OpenText and Microsoft ran real-world benchmarking tests at the Microsoft Platform Adoption Center (PAC) in Redmond, Wash. The tests measured the peak ingestion of email messages, as well as the throughput when ingestion and dispositions of email messages were running concurrently.

The tests achieved unprecedented levels for ingestion and disposition of email messages. According to the benchmark study, the OpenText Email Monitoring solution running on SQL Server 2012 processed 14.8 million messages in 24 hours. This far exceeds any known published benchmark results for email monitoring solutions and is approximately 15 times higher than the typical message ingestion volume for large organisations that process 1-1.5 million messages per day.

"These results show that no organisation is too big to deploy intensive email monitoring solutions in conjunction with SQL Server 2012," said James Latham, Chief Marketing Officer at Open Text. "Given our highly productive relationship with Microsoft, customers can confidently tap OpenText's deep understanding of governance and business process management while using Microsoft's database technology to ensure scalability and availability, as well as to lower their total cost of ownership."

Managing the massive flood of email flowing through enterprises has emerged as a major challenge for all organisations. Part of the OpenText ECM Suite, the OpenText Email Monitoring solution pulls all of an organisation's email into a managed environment where it is classified and archived or discarded. This helps organisations keep a lid on storage costs, meet retention requirements and streamline e-Discovery processes.

While the test focused on a specific component within the OpenText ECM Suite, the results are relevant to the full range of OpenText applications. This is because the suite's Enterprise Library layer, which provides a common integration layer for all components in the suite, uses SQL Server 2012 as one of its supported database platforms as do individual content applications. OpenText also works closely with Microsoft to provide enterprise-wide information governance solutions that work with Microsoft SharePoint.

"SQL Server 2012 provides a reliable, cost-effective, high-performance data platform for OpenText solutions, and these benchmark results now show that these solutions support some of the largest and most process-intensive requirements in the world," said Eugene Saburi, General Manager, SQL Server, at Microsoft. "Working with OpenText, we are helping customers tackle some of their largest and most vital and pressing business challenges while lowering operating costs and improving performance and reliability."

For further information on OpenText's benchmark study results on the SQL Server 2012 database platform, please visit: http://socialassets.opentext.com/btc_benchmark_study.

OpenText Support as a Global Launch Partner for SQL Server 2012

OpenText announced that it was named a Microsoft Global Launch Partner for SQL Server 2012, a cloud-ready information platform now available for community review. As part of the agreement as a Global Launch Partner for SQL Server 2012, OpenText will provide support for SQL Server 2012 for core ECM products shortly after the final release of SQL Server 2012.

As a Global Launch Partner, OpenText is well-positioned to help enterprise content management (ECM) and business process management (BPM) customers take advantage of new SQL Server 2012 capabilities around performance, scalability, security and information access. SQL Server 2012 supports OpenText's mission to help enterprises claim, control and capitalise on content.

OpenText also provides support for SQL Server 2012 in its business process solutions, specifically the current version of OpenText managerView. Released earlier this quarter, OpenText managerView fully supports SQL Server 2012 and allows users to take advantage of the data from SQL Server 2012 for business intelligence and visualisation. Now, managers can monitor employee and process performance in real-time and notify users of existing or potential issues before they impact their customers or their bottom line.

About the OpenText-Microsoft Relationship

As detailed in the online resource centre at www.Better-Together-Central.com, OpenText and Microsoft enjoy a rich, collaborative relationship. OpenText is a global leader in developing content and process management solutions for the Microsoft ecosystem, offering solutions that span archival, governance, document capture, faxing, records management, business process management, case management, and more. Together with Microsoft, OpenText helps enterprise customers improve security, boost innovation and gain a competitive advantage while reducing costs through new efficiencies. A Microsoft Gold Certified partner, OpenText has won numerous Microsoft partner awards, including 2010 and 2011 ISV Partner of the Year.

About OpenText

OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organisations manage and gain the true value of their business content. OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts to help organisations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.

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