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Data Transformation Tool Will Support Complex Data Management

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PHILADELPHIA--Belmont Research, a subsidiary of Pharmaceutical Product Development, and IBM introduced a new data transformation program that will enable data mangers to use a visual step-by-step user interface to carry out database transformations and queries too complex for traditional tools. TableTrans uses a relational database as a data transformation engine, so it can handle the most demanding database restructuring tasks, explained Chan Russell, president of Belmont Research. Russell said the product is a versatile tool for database migration, data integration, cross-table data validation, data mart creation, complex query specification, data extraction, and data mining. TableTrans was developed in collaboration with medical informatics specialists at Children's Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins University, major pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies to help researchers transfer, query, and mine complex healthcare data. Starting price per client-server database configuration for TableTrans, available from IBM, is $38,000.

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