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B&L Associates, Inc., a provider of open systems tape management solutions, announced the release of Vertices 5.1, the newest version of its flagship tape and media management software solution.

Posted June 15, 2009

Syncsort, a provider of data integration software, and Attunity, Ltd., a provider of real-time data integration and event capture, have formed a strategic partnership targeted at helping customers solve complex real-time data integration challenges.

Posted June 15, 2009

Avaya and IBM announced an expansion of their alliance relationship to deliver unified communications solutions backed by newly Avaya-certified security products for enterprise clients and government organizations, worldwide. The two companies also plan to focus support on Avaya Aura—Avaya's new unified communications architecture—by incorporating Avaya Aura into existing IBM converged communications services.

Posted June 15, 2009

NEC Unified Solutions, a provider of enterprise business communications, announced UC for Enterprise (UCE) Collaboration, a video and web conferencing and collaboration application designed to help enterprises make remote contact with customers and employees.

Posted June 15, 2009

Clerity, a provider of mainframe migration and modernization solutions, announced today that its UniKix mainframe rehosting software suite now supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Clerity's mainframe rehosting software provides an environment for deploying online and batch mainframe CICS, IMS, IDMS, Adabas, Natural, and other legacy assets on open, standards-based systems. By leveraging existing applications, skill sets, and data investments, Clerity states, its technology reduces ongoing IT costs from 30% to 70% and optimizes legacy investments without diminishing current functionality or adding risk into the migration process.

Posted June 15, 2009

illuminate Solutions has announced the release of version 4.0 of its iLuminate correlation database technology. New iLuminate 4.0 features include a 64-bit architecture that allows for nearly unlimited scalability and faster query performance, enhanced multithreading that enables a larger number of users to have simultaneous database access, a web services architecture that allows for managed services and cloud deployments, LDAP/Active Directory-based user and privileges management that plugs into customers' existing production environments, and public APIs (Java, .Net, C++) that enable easy development of custom analytic applications.

Posted June 09, 2009

Greenplum, a provider of database software for the next generation of data warehousing and analytics, has unveiled its Enterprise Data Cloud (EDC) initiative. The EDC Initiative is a new vision for bringing the power of self-service to data warehousing and analytics, encompassing the primary areas of platform (the EDC platform, based on self-service provisioning, elastic scale and massively parallel processing), methodology (an agile approach to data analytics that embraces large-scale data collection, getting data into the hands of business users, and iterating quickly), and ecosystem (customers and partners that embrace these new capabilities with tools, infrastructure and creative methodologies).

Posted June 09, 2009

DBSophic, a Jerusalem, Israel-developer and marketer of software products for automatic identification and resolution of performance problems related to database systems, has released version 1.2 of its flagship product Qure, a solution for SQL Server database performance optimization

Posted June 09, 2009

Tableau Software, a leading provider of analytics and business intelligence software, has announced the general availability of Tableau version 5.0, the next generation of the Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server product suite. Tableau 5.0 has more than 60 new features including new dashboard and interactive visualization capabilities, improved scalability, and higher performance. These features help businesses of all sizes see and understand their data better and more visually.

Posted June 09, 2009

Vertica recently announced an upgrade to its Vertica Analytic Database for the Cloud that brings all the new features of the recently announced Vertica 3.0 platform to cloud computing customers. The new version also adds improved Java development capabilities, support for Sun's forthcoming Sun Cloud, and a number of new ease-of-use and management features.

Posted June 09, 2009

Luminex Software, Inc., a developer and provider of disk-based mainframe virtual tape products and technologies, and Kanematsu Electronics Ltd. (KEL) have extended and expanded their partnership in Japan for mainframe virtual tape. KEL has been selling the Luminex mainframe virtual tape technology as KEL EG4500-E to the largest companies and organizations in Japan for a decade already. The latest version of the KEL EG4500-E now includes Luminex's low-profile PCIexpress FICON and ESCON channel adapters and virtual tape emulation software.

Posted June 08, 2009

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, announced the JBoss Open Choice application platform strategy, which aims to provide a single environment for deploying a variety of programming models with a common platform. At the heart of the JBoss Open Choice strategy is the JBoss Microcontainer, a new application platform architecture that uniquely isolates core enterprise class platform services from the variety of container and framework choices available today.

Posted June 08, 2009

TIBCO Software announced TIBCO Silver, an application delivery platform designed specifically for building and deploying cloud applications inside large IT environments.

Posted June 08, 2009

CA has announced the acquisition of certain data center automation and policy-based optimization expertise and assets from Cassatt Corporation, a provider of cloud computing software that helps makes data centers more efficient. Cassatt's Rob Gingell, executive vice president of product development and chief technology officer, and Steve Oberlin, chief scientist and co-founder, have joined CA, along with their team of developers, engineers, and other key employees. In addition, CA has acquired several Cassatt patents and patent applications, as well as other intellectual property.

Posted June 08, 2009

IBM announced 12 of 30 new System z software offerings, designed to help improve developer productivity, increase business intelligence and data management capabilities, and improve transaction speeds.

Posted June 08, 2009

TIBCO Software has announced the launch of TIBCO Spotfire 3.0, the latest version of the company's in-memory analytics platform for business decision-making. The new release introduces simplified connectivity to popular business applications such as Oracle and SAP, load balancing, and enhanced in-memory performance to better enable IT organizations to scale Spotfire throughout the enterprise.

Posted June 03, 2009

Attunity, Ltd., a provider of real-time data integration and event capture software, has announced the general availability of Attunity Oracle-CDC for SSIS, delivering change data capture (CDC) technology integrated with Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Posted June 03, 2009

Ntirety Inc. has expanded its remote database services beyond Oracle and SQL Server to include MySQL, the open source database. Ntirety has assembled a team of expert MySQL database administrators to provide its signature "Database Administration As a Service" to customers utilizing the open source platform.

Posted June 03, 2009

The Rolta SOA Center of Excellence, a software division of Rolta and provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) development solutions, has announced the availability of iPerspective, a software toolkit that automates the creation and management of web services.

Posted June 03, 2009

Oracle and HP have set a world record for Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One running on Oracle Enterprise Linux. With this result, Oracle now holds the top five record benchmark positions in the Top Ten TPC-C price/performance category.

Posted June 03, 2009

The Rolta SOA Center of Excellence, a software division of Rolta and provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) development solutions, today announced the availability of iPerspective, a software toolkit that automates the creation and management of web services.

Posted June 02, 2009

Trillium Software, a business of Harte-Hanks, Inc. and a provider of data quality solutions, has released version 12 of the Trillium Software System. The new capabilities of this release are specifically targeted to address four major trends that Trillium sees, namely the data governance movement to enterprise-wide data quality project deployment, the need for real-time data quality as initiatives move from traditional business intelligence environments to operational environments, the expanding roles of data stewards and business analysts, and the need for complete end-to-end data quality platforms. Given these factors, the latest version of Trillium's enterprise data quality solution provides for high-volume data profiling and discovery, data cleansing, and data quality dashboards and reporting.

Posted June 02, 2009

As part of its recent update of its complete solution portfolio for Microsoft SQL Server, Quest Software is now offering version 3.0 of its Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise performance management tool. Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise is a powerful tool for detection, diagnosis and resolution of performance issues in real time, instantly alerting administrators about deadlocks, blocking, and SQL bottlenecks. Enhanced notifications and troubleshooting capabilities point to the root of performance issues, which DBAs can quickly resolve with new integrated SQL optimization functionality. This solution is built to tackle the challenges faced by SQL Server professionals in the key area of database performance management, and is paired with free access to SQLServerPedia, a community knowledgebase powered by Quest Software.

Posted June 02, 2009

Application Security, Inc., a provider of database security, risk, and compliance solutions for the enterprise, has announced AppDetectivePro 6.0, featuring powerful user rights review capabilities. The AppDetectivePro solution consists of three distinct modules for database discovery, database vulnerability assessment, and user rights review, and the User Rights Review (URR) module is the key new feature of the version 6.0 product release. URR can be purchased separately or as part of the comprehensive AppDetectivePro 6.0 database scanning solution and provides auditors, IT advisors, and consultants with a detailed view of an organization's data ownership, access controls, and rights to sensitive information.

Posted June 02, 2009

Ntirety Inc. has expanded its remote database services beyond Oracle and SQL Server to include MySQL, the open source database. Ntirety has assembled a team of expert MySQL database administrators to provide its signature "Database Administration As a Service" to customers utilizing the open source platform.

Posted June 02, 2009

Attunity, Ltd., a provider of real-time data integration and event capture software, has announced the general availability of Attunity Oracle-CDC for SSIS, delivering change data capture (CDC) technology integrated with Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Posted June 02, 2009

Make plans now to attend the 2009 UNITE Conference, sponsored by the International Unisys User Association, November 8-11, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn.

Posted June 01, 2009

Unisys has announced enhancements to its ClearPath family of mainframe servers which are intended to help clients reduce costs while preserving and extending the value of their investments in business-critical applications.

Posted June 01, 2009

CA announced CA Compliance Manager for z/OS, a platform-resident solution to provide real-time automated policy management of security and compliance events across the IBM z/OS environment and mainframe security subsystems-including CA ACF2, CA Top Secret and IBM RACF.

Posted June 01, 2009

Double-Take Software, a provider of workload optimization products, has announced the availability of a new release of Double-Take for Linux (version 4.5) that enables customers to protect the availability of Linux-based IT workloads without requiring specialized or proprietary hardware and storage-based availability solutions.

Posted June 01, 2009

Emulex Corporation, a data center networking vendor, has announced that its technology is now optimized for use with IBM's new BladeCenter HS22 Blades. Emulex's LightPulse 8Gb/s Fibre Channel CIOv Expansion Card enables IBM to offer blade server users increased dual-channel I/O throughput and CPU efficiency, resulting in increased performance and reduced power consumption.

Posted June 01, 2009

IBM has introduced new services and programs to help more companies migrate from Sun and HP servers to IBM's System z, particularly on the Linux platform. The goal of the new Server Consolidation and Migration Services offering is to help customers "lower their costs and get on to a world-class consolidation platform," Karl Freund, vice president of System z strategy in IBM's Systems and Technology group, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "If they are doing a fairly large-scale data center consolidation, and many outfits are especially in today's economy, this is the best way for them to go. They can save more money by putting it on z then on really any other platform." By replacing slow, manual methods with an automated solution, the Server Consolidation and Migration Services can reduce server consolidation and application migration efforts from months to weeks according to IBM.

Posted June 01, 2009

CA today announced that the latest release of its CA Datacom database now exploits IBM's System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) specialty processor. Version r12 of CA Datacom also takes advantage of CA's "Mainframe 2.0" framework, targeted at more cost-effective mainframe deployments.

Posted June 01, 2009

Sybase, Inc. has announced an initiative targeting developers that will enable enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud computing model to develop, test and deploy various classes of applications including transactional, analytics and mobile applications using Sybase server infrastructure.

Posted May 27, 2009

Sybase, Inc., has entered into a new agreement with MicroStrategy Incorporated, a provider of business intelligence software. Sybase will offer integrated packaging and pricing in an exclusive promotion on MicroStrategy products when sold with its Sybase IQ analytics server.

Posted May 27, 2009

Appeon Corporation has announced the latest version of Appeon for PowerBuilder, a leading web-enablement solution for Sybase PowerBuilder. Appeon for PowerBuilder provides a fast and low cost approach to web-enabling PowerBuilder applications, and according to Appion, version 6.2 is the most powerful and flexible version to date, offering enhanced PowerBuilder support, an updated user interface, and expanded platform support.

Posted May 27, 2009

Coming off a record quarter as well as reporting 2008 revenues and operating income that reached all-time highs, it wasn't surprising that it was a packed house of analysts attending the by-invitation-only proceedings at Sybase Analyst Day on May 13. With the hum of another "up" day taking place on the ground-floor trading level of the New York Stock Exchange at 11 Wall Street, Dr. Raj Nathan, Sybase senior vice president and chief marketing officer, gave the keynote address. In a wide-ranging overview of the company's strategic direction and product offerings, which defined the company's "standard of success" for the future, Nathan laid out a future direction for the company that is unique in its focus on both strength in analytics and core participation in the mobility market-building on the capabilities already successfully put into place. Nathan mapped out the Sybase view of the Unwired Enterprise and strategy of integrating information sourced "from any data source, any server platform and any application," transformed through analytics into actionable information, then pushed out to any person, anywhere and always available.

Posted May 27, 2009

Sybase, Inc., has announced the latest version of Sybase Replication Server, specifically designed to move and synchronize data across the enterprise. Some of the key megatrends in the industry that helped to form the product strategy for Replication Server 15 include the pressures on organizations caused by burgeoning data volumes combined with customers' increasing requirements for real-time business analytics, Bill Zhang, product manager for Replication Server, Sybase, tells 5 Minute Briefing. Additionally, he adds, "we are seeing ongoing global adoption of business applications that drive very strong demand in terms of how to integrate data in heterogeneous environments."

Posted May 27, 2009

Revelation has announced Universal Driver 4.6 targeted at organizations running multi-user Revelation-based applications on a Windows Server. Revelation will be releasing two versions of Universal Driver 4.6, including a free version for customers who have purchased a license for OpenInsight 9.0; and there also is a new installer with this version, Robert Catalano, director of sales at Revelation, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted May 27, 2009

Entrinsik Inc., a leading provider of web-based operational reporting and analysis solutions, has announced that members of its product development team will demonstrate their use of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) in the development of the latest release of Informer Web Reporting at the upcoming Google I/O Developer Conference. The two-day event will be held today through tomorrow at the Moscone West in San Francisco, CA. Entrinsik will be participating in the Developers Sandbox at the conference today from 12 noon to 6 pm.

Posted May 27, 2009

U2 University planning is moving forward on schedule, according to IBM. U2U will be held in Denver, Colo., from September 16 through September 18; and in Liverpool, UK, from October 13 through October 15. Plans are in the process of being made for U2U in Sydney, Australia, to be held from November 17 through November 19.

Posted May 27, 2009

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, will present a free webinar on Thursday, June 18. The webinar will focus on how to create a simple SSIS transformation to move MultiValue data into MS SQL using BlueFinity's new SQL integration tool, mv.SSIS.

Posted May 27, 2009

Bus-Tech, Inc., a supplier of data center connectivity products, has introduced a new library model intended to add mainframe connectivity to distributed systems Virtual Tape Library (VTL) vendors' offerings and provide data centers with a single backup vehicle for both mainframe and distributed system server environments. The Mainframe Data Library (MDL) model 100V is intended to simplify data backup for the enterprise, take advantage of the VTL's deduplication capabilities and reduces the overall cost associated with data protection, the vendor says.

Posted May 26, 2009

Ateras, a provider of legacy migration and modernization solutions, announced a tool that enables mainframe analysts and developers to create customized applications in C# or Java from either COBOL or Natural, without any knowledge of C# or Java required.

Posted May 26, 2009

The Rolta SOA Center of Excellence, a software division of Rolta and provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) development solutions, today announced the availability of iPerspective, a software toolkit that automates the creation and management of web services.

Posted May 26, 2009

Attachmate Corporation has announced a multiplatform "X server" that connects remote Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac desktop users to graphical Unix-based applications. Attachmate's Reflection X Advantage version 2.0 is enhanced with Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) and Secure Shell (SSH) support, and features a new architecture designed to optimize performance for high-latency and low-bandwidth networks.

Posted May 26, 2009

Coming off a record quarter as well as reporting 2008 revenues and operating income that reached all-time highs, it wasn't surprising that it was a packed house of analysts attending the by-invitation-only proceedings at Sybase Analyst Day on May 13. With the hum of another "up" day taking place on the ground-floor trading level of the New York Stock Exchange at 11 Wall Street, Dr. Raj Nathan, Sybase senior vice president and chief marketing officer, gave the keynote address.

Posted May 26, 2009

TIBCO Software has announced the launch of TIBCO Spotfire 3.0, the latest version of the company's in-memory analytics platform for business decision-making. The new release introduces simplified connectivity to popular business applications such as SAP and Oracle, load balancing, and enhanced in-memory performance to better enable IT organizations to scale Spotfire throughout the enterprise.

Posted May 26, 2009

expressor software, a data integration software provider, has announced version 2.0 of its expressor semantic data integration system. New features in version 2.0 include new tools for reporting and bulk-loading of metadata, productivity and usability improvements across all expressor integrator tools, as well as additional connectivity and platform support for the expressor processor.

Posted May 26, 2009

Idera, a provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows Servers, has announced the latest version of SQL diagnostic manager, 6.0. The tool is a SQL Server performance and monitoring solution that minimizes costly server downtime by providing agent-less, real-time monitoring and customizable alerts for fast diagnosis and remediation of SQL Server performance issues.

Posted May 26, 2009

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