Following its recent merger with GPIAC, independent support provider Rimini Street has expanded its platform coverage to include IBM, Microsoft and SAP (Sybase) databases.
The six new database platforms to be covered are IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and SAP ASE, SAP IQ, SAP SQL Anywhere and SAP Advantage Server (formerly the SAP Sybase family of database products).
Rimini Street already provides support for IBM DB2 Tools for Linux, UNIX and Windows, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, and SAP Replication Server.
For the newly supported platforms, Rimini Street will provide the same support program features as for Oracle and SAP HANA database licensees, offered at 50 per cent of the price of current annual vendor support fees.
“According to Gartner Research, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and SAP are the top four database software vendors by market share, representing nearly 83 per cent of the total global database market combined. The addition of these six additional database products from IBM, Microsoft and SAP to our growing portfolio of supported enterprise software products, gives even more enterprise software licensees the opportunity to leverage Rimini Street’s award-winning support, to enjoy a more robust, relevant and responsive support model, and to liberate substantial funds that can be re-directed to strategic growth initiatives,” said Seth Ravin, Rimini Street CEO.
“Today’s announcement further executes on our plan to broaden our product coverage portfolio, expand our service capabilities, and increase our service footprint with clients.”