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Pervasive Software’s Pervasive Data Profiler Ensures Data Quality

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Exclusive interview featuring Pervasive Software's Mike Hoskins

Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2008 -- Mike Hoskins, CTO and General Manager for Integration Products at Pervasive Software Inc.® (NASDAQ: PVSW), recently participated in an exclusive interview with Ron Powell and the Business Intelligence Network ( In this interview, Hoskins explains how Pervasive Data Profiler™ helps ensure data quality by eliminating the complexity, risk, and expense associated with manually checking data, allowing organizations to improve internal controls, increase IT productivity and boost ROI.

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"Companies will all eventually come to the realization that they have dirty data and are in need of data profiling." says Mike Hoskins, CTO and General Manager for Integration Products, Pervasive Software. "We've differentiated Pervasive Data Profiler in three areas. One is the Eclipse-based user interface - it really illuminates a lot about the details made available by our ability to do drill-down. Second, connectivity is a big deal; we come out of the box with connectivity to pretty much anything you'll run across. Finally, speed. Profiling can bring a machine to its knees with massive data volumes. Most of the profilers can't crunch numbers fast enough so they only profile on a sample of your data. But because we built Pervasive Data Profiler on our next-generation, massively parallel Pervasive DataRush™ engine, we scale automatically as your throw multicore machines at it and you can crunch through all your data at lightning speeds and get the metrics top to bottom."

"Many organizations are in a state of denial about the prevalence of dirty data that exists in their enterprises," says Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the Business Intelligence Network. "The Pervasive Data Profiler is a systematic approach to monitor data sources and apply fixes to incomplete and inaccurate data."

To listen to the interview, please click here.

The Business Intelligence Network Solution Spotlights are intuitive dialogues with innovative solution providers, and these spotlights provide a cutting-edge introduction to the new products and services of interest to the business intelligence community. The Network publishes six newsletters serving more than 115,000 readers across a wide variety of industries, making it the largest newsletter-based information source for business intelligence, performance management, data warehousing, data integration and data quality.

About Pervasive Software
Pervasive Software helps companies get the most out of their data investments through embeddable data management and agile integration software. Pervasive's agile, multi-purpose integration platform accelerates the sharing of information between multiple databases, applications, or hosted business systems and allows customers to re-use the same software for diverse integration scenarios. For more than two decades, the embeddable PSQL database engine allows organizations to successfully embrace new technologies while maintaining application compatibility and robust database reliability in a near-zero database administration environment. Pervasive products have delivered value with a compelling combination of performance, flexibility, reliability and low total cost of ownership. Pervasive's hallmark is the size, diversity and loyalty of its customer base, partners and channels: tens of thousands of customers in virtually every industry, in more than 150 countries, rely on Pervasive to manage, integrate, analyze and secure their critical data.

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This press release is based upon information provided by the Company. The Business Intelligence Network does not independently verify statements made and has no obligation to update these statements after the date of release.

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Americas Watchdog Offering Free Advice For Auction Rate Securities Victims As Way To Cut Through The Wall Street Propaganda on ARPS & ARS

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Americas Watchdog is offering to help all victims of the auction rate securities scandal. The group has termed the auction rate securities debacle, "the single worst case of fraud in US history". In the auction rate securities scandal, over 100,000 US citizens were told by their name brand US bank, a high profile Wall Street stock brokerage firm, or a financial institution that there was no risk in something called an auction rate security, they were liquid, they were just like cash, there was no risk". In this case its $320 billion dollars. This represents the life savings of most victims. Victims can call Americas Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at http://ARSWatcchdog.

(PRWEB) May 14, 2008 -- Americas Watchdog is offering to help all victims of the auction rate securities scandal for free? Why is this a scandal? Over 100,000 US citizens were told by their name brand US bank, a high profile Wall Street stock brokerage firm, or a financial institution that individual investors should cash in their CD's or money market accounts, because there was no risk in something called an auction rate securities. The victims were also told auction rate preferred shares, or auction rate shares investments were safe, they were liquid, etc. On February 14th 2008, the auctions failed, and now over 100,000 US investors are wondering if they will ever see their money again. According to Americas Watchdog, "this is the single worst case of fraud in US history. We want to hear from every victim at 866-714-6466" so we can try to help them with honesty".

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So Who Is The Typical Auction Rate Securities Victim:( in auction rate preferred shares or auction rate shares)? The typical victims are as follow:

  • Working class men, women or couples who were conned into putting their life savings into somethings called a auction rate preferred shares (ARPS), or auction rate shares (ARS) by their local banker, stock broker or financial adviser.
  • Retired people were lied to, and moved their money out of CD's into auction rate securities because their banker or stock broker lied to them about the risk factors and liquidity.
  • Small business people were conned into putting their companies operating capital into auction rate securities as a way to get a better interest rate, because a APRS or ARS was just like cash (A huge lie).
  • Individuals about to buy a home were conned into auction rate securities by US bankers, main street stock brokers and investment bankers. Now these same individuals have in many cases lost their damage deposits, or have been harmed in other ways.
  • Individuals who did not trust the current US stock market were told by the stock broker or bank, "auction rate securities are just like cash & there is no risk". According to Americas Watchdog, "it was a lie."

Important note: Americas Watchdog has talked to hundreds of auction rate securities victims who think the banker, stock broker or investment banker who sold them the bill of goods is a "nice man or woman". According to Americas Watchdog, "if they were so nice, they should have never sold something as toxic and risky as an auction rate security to anyone. We think they sold the ARPS & ARS because they received a higher commission for doing so. Never mind the fact for many it was their life savings; they made more money so they did not care".

So what should any individual involved in the auction rate preferred shares (ARPS) or auction rate shares (ARS) scandal do?

  • According to Americas Watchdog, "we want every victim to call us because they need to start making smart choices to protect themselves, and we want to tell them everything we know".
  • Americas Watchdog & their Auction Rate Securities Complaint Center is recommending that most auction rate shares or auction rate preferred shares victims talk with an arbitration law firm that has a specialty in securities law. The group can makes some very good suggestions.

Extra Important Note: Some personal injury type law firms with no securities experience are now creating web sites that say they can help victims with a class action. If a consumer who was defrauded with auction rate securities (ARPS or ARS) wants to know who to call, Americas Watchdog can make some good recommendations. Any auction rate securities victim can call Americas Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466.

  • Americas Watchdog will try to explain the secondary market to every consumer who has a auction rate security. The secondary market is a place that has been created to buy investors out of the ARPS or ARS investment. While the secondary market will involve a discounted sales price, a good portion of the discount could be made up in the arbitration process. The ARS Watchdog web site is located at Http://ARSWatchdog.Com
  • Another reason Americas Watchdog wants to hear from every consumer is because of so much disinformation about a miracle fix for the auction rate securities disaster. Disinformation includes, a magic fix by the tooth fairy, the SEC, state regulatory agencies, or even all of the banks stock brokers or financial institutions giving people back all their money. Many consumers are being told, "your uninsured student loans are fine". Americas Watchdog calls it, "another lie". "This is why we want victims to call Americas Watchdog as an honest national resource in this incredibly bad situation". The groups number is 866-714-6466.

Americas Watchdog has been at the forefront of trying its best to assist all victims of the auction rate securities disaster. The group intends to continue all of its investigation and its efforts to assist all victims. Anyone who purchased an auction rate shares or an auction rate preferred share should call Americas Watchdog at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at Http://ARSWatchdog.Com

Americas Watchdog and its ARS Watchdog are all about protecting consumers in what will turn out to be the single worst case of fraud in US history.


Increased Demand For Traded Endowment Policies Broadens Range Of Companies Being Used

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Last month, online trading platform saw offers being made on policies from over 40 different Life Funds. In the past this would have been unusual behaviour but as more and more people are investing in endowment policies and selling endowments, this is becoming common practice.

Blackwater, UK (PRWEB) May 14, 2008 -- Last month, online trading platform saw offers being made on policies from over 40 different Life Funds. In the past this would have been unusual behaviour but as more and more people are investing in endowment policies and selling endowments, this is becoming common practice. The increase in demand amongst those buying policies means that people are now using in a wider range of Life Companies than they were before.

Traditionally, people are used to seeing traded endowment policies being bought from the big players such as Norwich Union, Prudential and Standard Life. However, the recent changes in the market have seen the likes of the Life Association of Scotland, National Farmers Mutual and Eagle Star now receiving offers for policies. This is great news for the smaller and less known companies because previously they have had low investment demand.

Jo Bridger, head of marketing at has said, "With the majority of traded policies going into large funds, there is both increased demand and a need for diversification. The funds are achieving this by including the smaller and weaker life funds amongst their portfolios."

There has been plenty of speculation and research into why the demand for endowment policies has continued to increase recently. One of the possibilities is the fact that investors in continental Europe have a strong desire to seek out low risk investments that can provide capital growth. They are particularly drawn to the UK which has a strong with -- profits sector and traded endowment policy growth opportunities.

The rise in the number of people buying and selling endowments has finally given smaller companies the chance they need to be seen and heard in a competitive market. Under normal circumstances this would be virtually impossible as people tend to stick to companies they have heard of because they feel safer investing their money in them.

This is also a step forward for those who are looking into selling endowments as the market is so good at the moment. Jo Bridger has said, "This is great news for policy holders who need to sell their endowments and now is a good time for advisers to talk to their clients about selling." It is even possible for advisers to get a range of quotes from endowment buyers and trade policies or free at IFA trading platform was established in 2000 and has since gone on to become the leading IFA trading platform for traded endowment policies. Their parent company is PolicyPlus International Plc which has also enjoyed much success. The company is a leading market maker, Queen's Award Winner and is widely recognised throughout the industry.

For further information regarding, traded endowment policies and selling endowments contact Head of Marketing, Jo Bridger on 01225 473117 or visit