SunSoft has introduced the Networked Enterprise Objects (NEO) family, a
development, operating, and management environment for object-oriented,
networked applications. Products include Solaris NEO (the run-time environment
for NEO applications), WorkShop NEO (a suite of object-oriented programming
tools), and Solstice NEO (tools for object network and NEO application administration).
NEO supports Solaris 2 and Windows clients. Solaris NEO prices begin at
$990. (Solstice administration tools are bundled with Solaris NEO.) WorkShop
NEO pricing begins at $11,995.
SunSoft, 2550 Garcia Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043; (512) 345- 2412, http://www.sun.com/sunsoft.
Hewlett-Packard has announced HP OpenView Managed Object Toolkit (MOT) 1.0,
a development toolkit for CMIS-based telecommunications applications. Supporting
HP OpenView Distributed Management (HP's telecommunications management network
platform), OpenView MOT 1.0 is used for the development of agent and manager
It supports HP-UX, IBM AIX, SunOS, Sun Solaris, AT&T GIS Unix, and Bull
Unix. Prices start at $60,000.
Hewlett-Packard Co., 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304, (415) 857-1501,
Insignia Solutions has introduced SoftWindows 2.0 for Unix, a version of
its PC- compatibility software. According to the vendor, SoftWindows 2.0
enables Unix workstations to run DOS and Windows applications. It also provides
a way to standardize PC applications across the enterprise.
SoftWindows 2.0 supports Digital Unix, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, and Sun
Solaris. It also supports Novell NetWare, Microsoft LAN Manager/Windows
NT Server, and Banyan Vines and Unix file servers. The suggested price is
Insignia Solutions, Inc., 1300 Charleston Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043;
(800) 848-7677, (415) 335-7105, http://www.insignia.com.
Data Warehouse Management
Information Builders has announced two data warehouse management tools:
SiteAnalyzer and Enterprise Copy Manager. SiteAnalyzer helps data warehouse
architects create designs by compiling statistics describing database usage
patterns. Enterprise Copy Manager for Unix assists in the process of building
and maintaining a data warehouse repository.
SiteAnalyzer supports IBI's EDA/SQL MVS environments. Enterprise Copy Manager
supports AT&T GIS Unix, HP-UX, IBM MVS, IBM AIX/6000, Sun Solaris, Pyramid
Unix, Siemens-Nixdorf Unix, and Windows NT. Prices for SiteAnalyzer range
from $24,500 to $49,500. Enterprise Copy Manager prices range from $5,500
Information Builders, Inc., 1250 Broadway, New York, NY 10001-3782; (212)
Database Access Tool
Simba Technologies has announced SimbaExpress, an Open Database Connectivity
(ODBC) application that enables access to multiple databases from the desktop.
The product consists of SimbaClient (an ODBC driver), a data communications
layer, and SimbaManager, the server component. Desktop computers using SimbaExpress
can access data concurrently from several databases using the ODBC driver
and one communications driver. Client software installation and maintenance
can be controlled from the server.
SimbaExpress supports IBM AIX, SCO OpenServer, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows
NT. The price is $2,995.
Simba Technologies, Inc., 2125 Western Ave., #301, Seattle, WA 98121; (206)
DEC has introduced Digital Authentication Server 1.0, which provides network
authentication service and security based on the Kerberos protocol to network
users, servers, and client programs. It includes a master server, administration
facility, slave server(s), password-management tools, user and administration
tools, and development libraries.
Digital Authentication Server supports Digital UX, HP-UX, and Sun Solaris.
The price is $9,100 for a typical configuration.
Digital Equipment Corp., 111 Powdermill Rd., Maynard, MA 01754-2571; (508)
Platinum Technology has announced PC-Enterprise, a networking product for
Windows 95 that integrates multiple file systems and platforms for access
to corporate data. PC-Enterprise supports Network File Server (NFS), Transarc
AFS, and Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) file systems. It integrates
Unix into Windows 95, Windows for Workgroups, Windows NT, and Novell NetWare
networks. Single-user versions are $149. Multiuser, site, and corporate
licenses are available for less than $100.
Platinum Technology, Inc., 1815 S. Meyers Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181;
(800) 442-6861, (708) 620-5000, http://www.platinum.com.
BMC Software has announced version 3.0 of Patrol, its application management
products suite. Patrol 3.0 includes autonomous agents, management consoles,
and agent-to-agent integration. It supports servers running UnixWare, IBM
OS/2, Digital OpenVMS, Siemens Nixdorf Unix, ICL Unix, and Windows NT. Prices
begin at $6,000.
BMC Software, 2101 CityWest Blvd., Houston, TX 77042; (800) 841-2031, (713)
918-8800; URL http://www.bmc.com.
Alpharel has introduced FlexFolder, a document management application. Joining
Alpharel's FileFolder product set, FlexFolder provides indexing as well
as FileFolder capabilities such as network support and support of multiple
types of clients and servers.
FlexFolder supports Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, IBM AIX, and Macintosh.
A typical installation of 100 users has a base price of $1,600.
Alpharel, Inc., 9339 Carroll Park Dr., San Diego, CA 92121; (619) 625-3000,
Heroix has announced a version of RoboMon Unix with network manager integration.
This version works with network managers such as NetView and OpenView to
provide rule-based event management. It also provides the ability to generate
RoboMon Unix supports IBM AIX, Digital Unix, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and SunOS.
Prices range from $500 to $10,000.
Heroix Corp., 120 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02159; (800) 229-6500, (617) 527-1550;
Qualix Group has introduced SecureWatch, which is designed to provide secure
Internet access and connectivity for enterprise networks. SecureWatch combines
FirstWatch, a network application that provides fail-over management with
FireWall-1, a firewall application designed to form a barrier against unauthorized
access between internal networks and the Internet. FireWall-1 is provided
by CheckPoint Software Technology.
SecureWatch runs on SunOS, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX. Prices start at $25,595.
Qualix Group, Inc., 1900 S. Norfolk St., #224, San Mateo, CA 94403; (415)
Operations Control Systems has introduced the Express for Unix Fault-Tolerant
Agent, a new option for the Express for Unix application, an automated job
scheduling and workload management product. The Fault-Tolerant Agent increases
fault tolerance on jobs running on distributed agents. It also provides
options that allow job workloads to be balanced on Express for Unix agents.
Express for Unix Fault-Tolerant Agent supports HP-UX, IBM AIX/6000, SunOS,
Sun Solaris, and AT&T GIS Unix. Prices start at $1,500.
Operations Control Systems, 560 San Antonio Rd., #106, Palo Alto, CA 94306;
Hewlett-Packard has introduced three symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) servers:
the HP 9000 Model T520 high-end server and two midrange servers, the HP
9000 Models K210 and K410. The systems are based on HP's PA-RISC microprocessor
The servers run HP-UX 10.0. HP 9000 Model T520 prices range from $145,000
for a uniprocessor configuration to $520,000 for 12-way SMP. Model K210
and Model K410 prices begin at $41,650 and $67,350, respectively.
Hewlett-Packard Co., 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304; (415) 857-1501,
Data General has introduced the Aviion AV 10000 server, a Unix-based SMP
system that scales up to 32 processors. The system can support 240 Clariion
RAID storage subsystems with a combined capacity of 10TB of on-line disk
storage. It has a 3.5GB memory capacity.
The Aviion AV 10000 server runs DG/UX. Prices start at $590,000 for a 16-processor
configuration. The 32-processor systems start under $1 million.
Data General Corp., 4400 Computer Dr., Westboro, MA 01580; (508) 366-8911,
Integrix has introduced the RD10, a RAID subsystem designed for the Sparc
Unix platform. It has a 33 MHz R3000 CPU, a Solaris- based graphical user
interface, and a one- million-hour MTBF power supply. RD10 is available
in 6GB, 12GB, and 24GB sizes.
RD10 supports Solaris. It also supports an SBus fast, wide SCSI-2 disk controller
interface for Sparc systems. Prices start at $12,595.
Integrix, Inc., 1200 Lawrence Dr., #150, Newbury Park, CA 91320; (805) 375-1055,
(800) 300-8288; email@example.com.