New and noteworthy product releases, with a focus on embedded and mobile application support.

April 5, 2004

5 Min Read

Recent Releases

Embedded and Mobile App Support

Formula One e.Report Engine for WebLogic Workshop
ReportingEngines, a division of Actuate
Offers BEA developers a completely integrated Java reporting toolset that can be used to design, preview, compile, and deploy reports for a broad range of projects. Developers can build reports without leaving the BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 environment and can deploy finished reports directly to BEA WebLogic Server or BEA WebLogic Portal without adding an additional server process.

Sybase EAServer 5.0
An enterprise application server based on open standards. Contains new development tooling for Web services. Integrates J2EE 1.3, secure Enterprise Web services, C/C++, PowerBuilder, and COM. Allows access from browsers and wireless devices and can execute secure enterprise Web services.

Sybase Pocket PowerBuilder 1.5
A mobile and wireless rapid application development tool. Enhanced features include an integrated development environment, patented DataWindow technology and synchronization capability with MobiLink, from iAnywhere Solutions, a Sybase company. Simplifies complex data synchronization with all major enterprise databases.

GO-Global for Windows 3.0
Server-based computing solution that publishes Windows applications to corporate networks or the Web without the need to modify applications or deploy additional infrastructure such as Microsoft Windows Terminal Services or Citrix MetaFrame. GO-Global incorporates ultrathin client technology that makes applications instantly accessible to local, remote, and mobile users, regardless of location or operating system.

Telispark Mobile Enterprise 2.5
Infowave Software
A suite of configurable, enterprise mobile applications. The suite includes two new modules, mCustomer and mOffice, that allow organizations' mobile workers to access, edit, and interact with detailed customer information, such as asset information, service-level agreements (SLAs), work orders, as well as personal information management (PIM) and calendaring capabilities using PDAs and laptops in the field.

Other Products

SAP NetWeaver 2004
The service-oriented application integration platform that SAP introduced last year is now in its second major version. All platform components of SAP NetWeaver 2004 come on a single disc, including SAP Mobile Infrastructure, SAP Enterprise Portal, SAP Business Intelligence, SAP Master Data Management, SAP Exchange Infrastructure, SAP Web Application Server, SAP Composite Application Framework, and SAP Solution Manager. SAP BI now includes business planning and simulation, automated distribution of insights, XMLA interfaces, and a Java SDK. The portal supports flexible distributed administration, more than 20 languages (with Unicode), and both Windows and Unix operating systems. The portal also comes bundled with knowledge management capabilities such as content management and search. The Exchange Infrastructure enables business process management with a new embedded engine.

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) framework for Ensemble
A major enhancement to InterSystems' Ensemble rapid integration platform. Features prebuilt components for Business Metric Services and Executive Dashboards. Lets you build and deploy BAM facilities in a highly automated way. Using Ensemble Business Metric Services, developers specify time intervals for calculating one or more metric values. The metric values are placed within high-performance, persistent cache for efficient retrieval. You can develop customized meters for the dashboards, which are implemented through standard HTML and structured vector graphics, eliminating lock-in to J2EE or .Net products.

Sybase PowerDesigner 10.0
An enterprise modeling tool that combines business- and technology-centric modeling techniques to foster greater collaboration between business and IT users. Features a single, integrated tool for business process modeling, data modeling, and UML, in addition to supporting the latest techniques such as Model-Driven Architecture. Also includes support for Service-Oriented Architecture enabling features, including round-trip engineering of Business Process Execution Language for Web Services.

MediaBin Asset Server 4.0
MediaBin Asset Server is a digital asset management system. Enables team members both inside and outside of the organization to collaborate throughout the course of marketing projects. Core elements include project and campaign planning, work-in-progress routing and approval, budget planning, and post-campaign analysis.

RSS Support for iUpload Content Search
Rich Site Summary (RSS) support has been added to iUpload Content Search, allowing visitors to a site to create custom alerts and have them delivered as RSS feeds. Content Search now provides marketing, media, and customer support organizations with a new customer relationship management tool that leverages online content through a real-time, opt-in delivery mechanism that circumvents email. Email has become less reliable because of spam messages and antispam measures.

Nexaweb Software Platform
Version 3.0
A platform for building enterprise Internet applications. Key features include a new visual development environment, server clustering, and support for Web services.

Jena 2.1
Open-source Semantic Web toolkit used by enterprises and people around the world to create applications that share, process, and integrate information across the World Wide Web. Can support applications as diverse as database integration, knowledge management, news syndication, and image annotation. Jena implements the new RDF and OWL Semantic Web language recommendations announced in March by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

VisualScript XML version 2
VisualScript is designed to increase developer productivity by creating reusable XML. It illustrates complex XML processes using graphical models, making XML processes more understandable for nonexperts.

Initiate Identity Hub 5.1
Initiate Systems
Initiate Identity Hub 5.1 is a customer data integration hub. Enhancements in the latest version include highly accurate linking of company data, expanded householding capabilities, and improved data storage flexibility.

ExtenXLS JAVA-XLS Toolkit version 3.0
A reporting tool that's 100 percent Java, it can generate native Excel files from dynamic data sources. With ExtenXLS, businesses can deliver critical information throughout an organization in a spreadsheet format. The toolkit can be used in financial analysis reports, web reporting, statistical charting, and other applications to create feature-rich Excel reports with charts, formatting, text, formulas, and numerical data.

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