Ab Initio Software

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Ab Initio Software
IndustryEnterprise software
Founded1995 (1995)
United States of America
Area served

Ab Initio Software is an American multinational enterprise software corporation based in Lexington, Massachusetts.[1] The company specializes in high-volume data processing applications and enterprise application integration.[2] It was founded in 1995 by the former CEO of Thinking Machines Corporation, Sheryl Handler, and several other former employees after the bankruptcy of that company.[3]

The Ab Initio products are provided on a user-friendly homogeneous and heterogeneous platform for parallel data processing applications. These applications perform functions relating to fourth generation data analysis, batch processing, complex events, quantitative and qualitative data processing, data manipulation graphical user interface (GUI)-based parallel processing software which is commonly used to extract, transform, and load (ETL) data.


  1. ^ http://www.crunchbase.com/company/ab-initio
  2. ^ "Company Overview of Ab Initio Software Corporation". Business Week. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Taubes, Gary A. (September 15, 1995). "The Rise and Fall of Thinking Machines". Inc. Magazine. Retrieved June 5, 2013.

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