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Corticon 3.0
Corticon Technologies

www.corticon.com

Version 3.0 delivers a new set of capabilities to Corticon's business rules product line, including the first standalone desktop business rules modeler, enabling business users to create rule sets using spreadsheetlike models instead of programming code. Also includes enhanced Web services support and comprehensive support for localization and internationalization. Offers the only patent-pending technology to assure the accuracy and reliability of business rules.

IBM Rational enhancements
IBM

www.ibm.com/software/rational/announce/oct-2004

New products and enhancements to its Rational software solutions, says IBM, makes the IBM Software Development Platform the first fully integrated and most comprehensive platform available for end-to-end software development. IBM Rational Portfolio Manager is a software life-cycle product for prioritizing, planning, managing, and measuring IT projects. IBM Rational Software Architect is a design and development tool to help software architects efficiently specify and maintain all aspects of software application architecture. IBM Rational Software Modeler is a UML 2.0-based visual modeling and design tool for documenting and communicating different system views. IBM Rational Manual Tester is a manual testing solution for business analysts and testers based on the Eclipse platform.

r11 for DB2 for z/OS
Computer Associates

www.ca.com

An advanced solution for optimizing the performance and reliability of mainframe database environments. The new version adds support for DB2 for z/OS v.8 and includes new technologies and more than 70 customer-requested enhancements.

Databeacon Smart Client products
Databeacon

www.databeacon.com

Web reporting and data analysis software family includes Databeacon Smart Client Professional, Databeacon Smart Client Standard, and entry-level Databeacon Analyst. Leveraging Microsoft's .Net Framework, Smart Client Professional and Smart Client Standard offer multiple report viewers to increase adoption of self-serve explorable reports, support for Windows desktop tools, and no-touch deployment.

Unicenter Database Management
KBX5000

www.kashya.com

An intelligent SAN-attached appliance. Based on the Kashya Data Protection Appliance architecture, the second-generation KBX5000 enables systemwide disaster recovery across corporate data centers regardless of the distances separating them. Unlike conventional replication solutions originally designed for local and homogeneous SANs, KBX5000 replicates and recovers data across remote locations and in multiplatform environments using any hardware, Kashya claims. New features include SAN discovery, Windows clustering support, support for direct attached storage, and data migration capability.