EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES INC

EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES INC

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Company Overview
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., with registered office located in San Francisco, California, is engaged in providing software products that enable organizations to manage their data base infrastructure and e-business applications. The company’s services include database administration, performance management, data and application architecture and data integration. These products support database platforms including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2 Universal Database and Sybase, running on Unix, Windows NT and Linux environments. The company also provides customer service and technical support, such as handling of product licensing inquiries, activating customer licenses and managing maintenance renewals, and the provision of optional annual maintenance contracts to customers. Embarcadero was founded in 1993. The company is a subsidiary of Thoma Cressey Bravo, one of the leading private equity firms in the United States.
Embarcadero is a leading provider of data lifecycle management solutions in the United States. More than 11,000 companies, including Fortune 100 companies, rely on the company’s products to manage the explosive growth in data and ensure optimal performance of their complex, multi-platform applications and systems. The company has operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Latin America.
Business Summary
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Embarcadero) is a provider of strategic data management solutions that help companies to improve the availability, integrity, accessibility, and security of corporate data. The Company organizes its product line around three key disciplines in data management: architecture, availability and security. Its software supports a variety of database platforms from such vendors Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase. In addition to its multi-platform capability, The Company’s software also supports the lifecycle requirements of corporate databases as they move through the process of being designed, developed, deployed and managed in production. In June 2007, Embarcadero and Thoma Cressey Bravo, Inc., a private equity investment firm, announced the closing of the merger between Embarcadero and EMBT Merger Corp., an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Bravo.
Description and history
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Embarcadero) is a provider of database management solutions that help companies to improve the availability, integrity, accessibility, and security of corporate data. The company organizes its product line around three key disciplines in database management: architecture, availability and security. Its supports a variety of popular database platforms from major vendors, including Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase. In addition to its multi-platform capability, Embarcadero’s software also supports the lifecycle requirements of corporate databases as they move through the process of being designed, developed, deployed and managed in production. Embarcadero earns revenues from the worldwide sale of its software solutions and related maintenance and support services to corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and other entities. In June 2007, Embarcadero and Thoma Cressey Bravo, Inc., a private equity investment firm, announced the closing of the merger between Embarcadero and EMBT Merger Corp., an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Bravo.

Embarcadero Software Solutions

Since its founding, Embarcadero has focused on designing and developing software that meets the evolving requirements of data management professionals. The Company organizes its product line around three key disciplines of data management in a framework defined as Strategic Data Management (SDM). SDM, which is designed to be a more comprehensive approach to managing data on a broad scale, has the primary goals of helping customers extract greater business value from corporate data while achieving lower unit costs in managing their data infrastructure.

The Company’s key products for the data architecture discipline are ER/Studio, DT/Studio and Describe. ER/Studio is a software designed to capture, design and document database schemas for a variety of database platforms. It serves as a mechanism for gaining visibility and control over corporate database designs and for managing the metadata that describes the underlying data structures. The DT/Studio software extracts, transforms, moves and loads data from a variety of data sources. It helps customers to integrate data from disparate sources in order to deliver more meaningful information to business users. The Describe software is designed to architect applications, particularly those that utilize databases to store application data. It supports the UML industry standard and helps developers to develop a blueprint for an application intended to facilitate a more productive development process.

Key products offered by Embarcadero for the data availability discipline are DBArtisan, Rapid SQL, Embarcadero Performance Center and Embarcadero Change Manager. DBArtisan is software designed to administer databases for a variety of database platforms. It helps database administrators and other data professionals with key tasks in managing databases, including security administration, disaster recovery, space management and schema management. The Rapid SQL software develops database code for a variety of database platforms. It helps to improve the productivity and quality of work from database developers as they write, test and debug SQL to be deployed against a database. The Embarcadero Performance Center software monitors databases on a variety of database platforms. It helps customers to guard against unplanned downtime of critical databases by providing insight into internal performance and availability metrics of the target databases. The Embarcadero Change Manager software manages the release of changes to database schema. It serves as a change control mechanism to ensure that code changes are reviewed, tested and approved before they are released into production.

For the data security discipline, Embarcadero offers DSAuditor. DSAuditor can be purchased as software or packaged in an appliance. The product audits how users access and manipulate data for a variety of database platforms. It helps customers to tighten data privacy and access control by providing a detailed audit trail of how sensitive data is accessed and used across the enterprise.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Most customers purchase a one-year maintenance and support contract upon purchase of a software license. Maintenance and support contracts entitle customers to all product upgrades and technical support during the term of the contract. The Company’s standard maintenance contract covers a 12-month period, is payable in advance, and is renewable at the customer’s option. Standard Support provides access to the knowledge and tools needed to successfully implement and use Embarcadero products. It includes phone, e-mail, and Web support from its support team during standard support hours; software upgrades and updates, and access to online resources including a user community that exchanges ideas and information on the use of its products.

The Company competes with Associates, Quest Software, BMC Software, IBM, Informatica Corporation, Oracle, Microsoft, Sybase and MySQL.

Business Line
Engaged in providing software products that enable organizations to manage their data base infrastructure and e-business applications
Subsidiary
EMBARCADERO GERMANY GMBH
Advisor
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
IPO date
4/2000
US SIC Code
7372
Company Address
12th Floor
100, California Street
City province or state postal code
94111, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Phone: +1 415 834 3131
Fax: +1 415 434 1721
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.embarcadero.com