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Latest Releases for Open Systems


Data Warehousing

Hewlett-Packard has announced HP DataMart Manager, a data warehouse management product designed to improve query performance in small and midsize data warehouses. It is middleware that selects the best summary table for each query, which shortens response times. DataMart Manager also advises the administrator as to which summary tables should be created or deleted, based on usage patterns.

HP DataMart Manager is available for HP-UX 9.x and 10.x, Windows and Windows NT, OS/2 and Macintosh. Pricing begins at $25,000.

Hewlett-Packard Co., 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304; (800) 243-9812 or (408) 725-8900.

Internet Application Development

Passport Corp. has announced Passport IntRprise. It allows developers to build applications that use Java front ends for Internet and intranet deployment, and it supports transaction processing, a multi-tier architecture and fault tolerance for enterprise computing. Passport IntRprise is architected to deliver high-availability transaction processing (HATP) that enables checkpoint and restart of an application in the event of a system failure.

Passport IntRprise is available for SunOS, Solaris, Dynix, Irix, Pyramid DC/OSX, SCO Unix, BSD Unix, Digital Unix, Digital Ultrix, DG-UX, HP-UX, AIX and UnixWare, as well as OpenVMS and Windows 3.1, 95 and NT. A single developer's license is $8,995.

Passport Corp., Mack Centre III, 140 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652; (201) 634-0406.

Data Warehousing

Prism Solutions has announced four data warehousing packages for data marts, department warehouses, enterprise-wide warehouses and conversion environments. The packages include Prism Scalable Data Mart, supporting rapid construction of scalable data marts for a workgroup or specific subject area; Prism Scalable Warehouse, supporting midrange warehousing projects; Prism Scalable Enterprise, supporting the building and maintaining of large-scale data warehouses; and Prism Scalable Conversion, providing data conversion capabilities for migrating data across one application domain.

The Scalable Data Warehousing Solutions are available for HP-UX, AIX, Solaris and Sequent Ptx. License fees range from $70,000 to $225,000.

Prism Solutions, Inc., 1000 Hamlin Ct., Sunnyvale, CA 94089; (800) 995-2928 or (408) 752-1888.

Process Engineering

Matra Datavision has announced Euclid Quantum, a CAD/CAM/CAE and PDM system based on an object-oriented architecture. Euclid Quantum includes four application domains: Euclid Designer, for design performance; Euclid Analyst, for global design optimization; Euclid Machinist, for feature-based manufacturing; and Euclid Design Manager for management of parts, assemblies and processes.

Euclid Quantum is available for Digital Unix, Digital Ultrix, NEC Unix, Irix and Solaris, as well as Windows 95 and NT. Pricing begins at $9,900.

Matra Datavision, Inc., 1 Tech Dr., Andover, MA 01810; (508) 685-5511.

Web Security

Haystack Labs has announced WebStalker-Pro 1.0, a "beyond-the-firewall" security product for Web servers. It provides protection for individual Internet and intranet Web servers by monitoring them seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and detecting and responding to hacker attacks. WebStalker-Pro's server-centric security allows businesses to use the Web for internal and external mission-critical activities.

WebStalker-Pro is available for Sun Solaris, Sun Netra, IBM AIX and Windows NT. The price is $4,995.

Haystack Labs, 10713 RR 620 North, #512, Austin, TX 78726; (512) 918-3555.

Web Development

JAALSoft has announced JAAL, a Java-based development environment with its own 4GL. It is a rapid application development (RAD) tool for building dynamic business applications on the Web. JAAL is designed for corporate IS and businesses that want to build large Internet and intranet database applications with fewer lines of code.

JAAL is available for SunOS, Solaris, SCO Unix and HP-UX, as well as Windows 95 and NT, OS/2 and Macintosh. The price for a single developer's license is $2,990.

JAALSoft, 4699 Old Ironsides Dr., #350, Santa Clara, CA 95054; (408) 980-1978.

Web Data Warehouse

Software AG has announced SourcePoint 2.1, which automates the flow of information from diverse operational systems and data sources to data warehouses and relational-based Web servers. It automates the extract, transfer and load processes required to build and maintain information servers. SourcePoint consists of three components: Administrator, a Windows-based control mechanism for setting up and scheduling data extractions, transport and loading data into the target warehouse or Web server; Agent, a Unix- or Windows NT-based component that coordinates the source data extract, transport and load process; and Extract Services, a component that enables extract programs to be managed by SourcePoint.

SourcePoint is available for HP-UX, AIX and Digital Unix, as well as Windows 3.1, 95 and NT. Pricing starts at $69,500 for Windows NT and $99,500 for Unix.

Software AG, 11190 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 22091; (800) 843-9534, ext. 150, or (703) 860-5050.

GUI Builder

Visual Edge Software has announced UIM/X 3.0, a graphical user interface (GUI) builder for CDE/Motif. The embedded C++ interpreter allows developers to create, modify and test a new user interface with their underlying application connected and running. Add-on tools for UIM/X 3.0 enable users to generate code for Windows and the Java language. The UX Convenience Library provides a set of C++ classes and methods that developers may use to handle the programming of interface behavior. The Connection Editor provides a visual metaphor for creating the callback code needed for interface behavior.

UIM/X 3.0 is available for Digital Unix, DG-UX, HP-UX, AIX, UnixWare, SCO Unix, SunOS, Solaris and Irix. The price is $5,000.

Visual Edge Software, Ltd., 3950 Cote Vertu, #100, St. Laurent, Quebec H4R 1V4, Canada; (514) 3332-6430.

Communications Software

Blast, Inc., has announced Blast 10.8, cross-platform asynchronous communications software. Version 10.8 contains additional script verbs and variables, as well as support of X modem, Y modem and Z modem in host mode. Also included is Secure Blast, a suite of applications designed to provide an extra layer of security over existing Unix restrictions. Secure Blast allows system administrators to grant or deny access to Blast functions and files based on individual passwords.

Blast 10.8 is available for Sun Solaris, DG-UX, HP-UX, AIX, Irix and Linux. It is priced from $495 to $1,395.

Blast, Inc., P.O. Box 808, Pittsboro, NC 27312; (800) 24-BLAST.



Stratus Computer has announced the Continuum Enterprise server, a hardware/software system that supports the Stratus port of Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX operating system technology. Applications that run on HP 9000 enterprise server systems under HP-UX version 10.10 will run on Continuum Enterprise server systems without change. The Continuum Enterprise server is made up of the Continuum series 400 computer, the HP-UX 10.10 operating system and optional layered software, including the HP OpenView network management suite and the HP OpenMail electronic mail package.

The Continuum Enterprise server is compatible with both the HP-UX 10.10 application binary interface (ABI) and the application programming interface (API). Prices range from $70,000 to $250,000.

Stratus Computer, Inc., 55 Fairbanks Blvd., Marlboro, MA 01752; (800) STRATUS or (508) 460-2000.


Hal Computer Systems has announced the Halstation 375 and 385, Sparc-based uniprocessor workstations. The workstations come bundled with Hal's 64-bit operating system, Sparc64/OS 2.4, which supports NFS 3.0, large 64-bit file sizes, Veritas Volume Manager and Jumpstart. Sparc64/OS allows users to run 64-bit applications while maintaining binary compatibility with older 32-bit Solaris applications.

The Halstation 375 includes the base unit, 64MB of RAM, 2GB HDD, Fujitsu AG-10E graphics option, keyboard and 20-inch color monitor. It is priced at $15,995, and the Halstation 385 is $19,495.

Hal Computer Systems, 1315 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008; (800) 425-0329 or (408) 379-7000.

Network Printers

Xerox Corp. has announced the DocuPrint Network Printer Series (NPS) family. The series consists of the DocuPrint 4635 NPS, for transaction data-based client/server enterprise networks at 135 pages per minute; DocuPrint 4850 NPS, a 50-page-per-minute color printer; DocuPrint 4890 NPS, a 92-page-per-minute color printer; DocuPrint 4090 NPS, a 92-page-per-minute monochrome printer; DocuPrint 4050 NPS, a 50-page-per-minute monochrome printer; DocuPrint 4512, a 12-page-per-minute black-and-white model; and DocuPrint 4512N, which has the features of the 4512 bundled with Ethernet networking capabilities.

Prices range from $1,485 for the DocuPrint 4512 to $418,700 for the DocuPrint 4635 NPS.

Xerox Corp., 295 Woodcliff Dr., 817-03A, Fairport, NY 14450; (800) 275-9376.

Tape Storage Systems

American International Business Technologies has announced Golden Gate, a family of tape storage products. The family includes Exabyte Mammoth drives, as well as the Philips 36x0, Quantum DLT4000 and the Quantum 4700 Auto Cartridge Loader (ACL), which range in capacity from 14GB and 1mbps, to 280GB and 6mbps. Golden Gate products allow peripherals to be shared between two host computers and can perform backups on two different computers at the same time.

Golden Gate provides host connectivity for most tape systems, including DEC, HP, SGI, Sun and Intel-based LAN servers. Prices begin at $12,995.

American International Business Technologies, 5520 Westlawn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066; (800) 243-4433 or (310) 305-8161.