Sydney, Australia May 2, 2012 — CargoWise®, a global leader in technology solutions for logistics service providers (LSPs) and one of Microsoft’s leading partners in the logistics industry, is pleased to announce its participation in the launch of the latest version of Microsoft’s SQL database server, SQL2012. The two companies have enjoyed a close relationship for over 10 years, in which time CargoWise has become Microsoft’s largest single independent logistics software vendor (ISV) in the region.

Microsoft’s ISV Alliance Manager, David Sajfar said, “The managed IT relationship we have with CargoWise goes back over a decade and plays a special role in relation to promoting the advantages of SQL to the logistics industry. They are the leaders in their domain, having not only demonstrated capacity to deliver, succeed and grow, but to showcase emerging trends such as cloud-computing, exemplified by their hosted-software solution offering. It is only natural for us to continue working closely with them and building on this mutually beneficial relationship.”

Brett Shearer, CargoWise’s Chief Architect said, “We have found huge capability and performance advancements in our development with SQL2012. The Async Mirror helps us with massive scale out and scale up and Column Store Indexes dramatically improve query speeds. Power view, key performance indicators, drill through and other improvements enable powerful new BI capability. CargoWise leverages new technologies to continually be at the forefront of its industry. With Microsoft as our technology partner on SQL2012 we intend to drive this innovation even harder to extract every last piece of performance from the CargoWise/Microsoft platform.”

Richard White, CEO of CargoWise said, “By migrating all our hosted customers we will enable improvements in performance, capability, reliability, availability and Disaster Recovery. We will also be migrating our self-hosted customers over the next year or so to give them best of breed application performance and capability. We look forward to building new and powerful functionality for all our customers that will rely upon and leverage SQL2012.”


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