Composite Software

Composite Software, Inc.
Type Privately Held
Industry Computer software
Headquarters San Mateo, CA, USA
London, UK
Area served Americas, Europe
Products Composite Information Server
Composite Application Data Services
Composite Discovery
Composite Active Cluster

Composite Software, Inc is a privately held data virtualization software company based San Mateo, CA. Composite Software was founded in October 2001 by Michael R. Abbott. In 2003, former Active Software founder and webMethods CTO, Jim Green joined Composite Software as CEO.[1]

Composite Software provides Data Virtualization solutions to connect users and applications to information from disparate sources. Composite Software was cited as an industry leader in the Forrester Research "2010 Forrester Wave: Information as a Service" study for its help in advancing data virtualization to its current form, known under a variety of names including data federation and Information as a Service.[2]


Composite Data Virtualization Platform

The Composite Data Virtualization Platform is Data Virtualization middleware that "brings together data from multiple, disparate sources -- anywhere across the extended enterprise-- into a unified, logical virtualized data layer for consumption by nearly any front-end business solution including portals, reports, applications and more."[3]

The Composite Data Virtualization Platform consists of:

- Composite Studio which includes an integrated development environment for source data introspection, relationship discovery, data modeling, view and data service development, and revision control;

- Composite Information Server which includes a query engine with patent-pending Query optimization technology, caching, data access, data publishing, data quality, security, data governance and a metadata repository;

- Composite Application Data Services for Oracle, Oracle EssBase,, SAP, SAP BW, and Siebel which provide pre-defined data services;

- Composite Discovery for discovering and data modeling relationships across multiple data sources;

- Composite Active Cluster for scalability that maintains continuous availability to fulfill service level agreements;

- Composite Monitor to control activities for both systems management and data governance.


Composite Software is the data virtualization gold standard at ten of the top 20 banks, six of the top ten pharmaceutical companies, four of the top five energy firms, major media and technology organizations; and multiple government agencies. View our selected customers that have achieved success with Composite's Data Virtualization Solutions.

Life Sciences

  • Pfizer
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Tripos

Financial Services

Federal Government

Media & Communications


Composite Software Customer, Compassion International Receives The BeyeNETWORK 2010 Vision Awards for Business Impact in 2010.[4]

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and Bloor Research, recognized Composite Software and the Composite Data Virtualization Platform™ as the IT industry’s leading data virtualization solution in 2010.[5]

Compassion International Recognized as a “Laureate” for Utilizing Information Technology and Data Virtualization Services (from Composite Software) to Benefit Society.[6]

The Composite Information Server was awarded the Network Computing Editor's Choice Award for Enterprise Information Integration (EII) in 2004.[7]


External links

  • [1] Composite Software Official Site
  • [2] Twitter
  • [3] Composite Software Linked In
  • [4] Composite Developers Group Linked In
  • [5] Data Virtualization in Life Sciences Linked In
  • [6] Facebook
  • [7] YouTube

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