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Advantage CA-Datacom 11.0
Computer Associates

Computer Associates has updated this mature mainframe database management system. The Winter Corp.'s annual report named Datacom winner in the category of highest OLTP throughput in the world. Performance enhancements include z/OS resource recovery services, parallel backup, table partitioning, 64-bit storage exploitation, two-phase commit, enhanced performance in multiuser facility environments, and data sharing. QUIESCE, and NEWCOPY features address corporate requirements for 2437 operations to eliminate downtime for core application systems. Datacom is also now easier to use, increasing DBA productivity.

Artix Mainframe

This is the first in a series of expected announcements from IONA to make SOA and Web services integration accessible to a much broader developer audience. Artix Mainframe was built by the team that built Orbix Mainframe, a service-oriented mainframe solution that processes millions of transactions every day for some of the biggest banks, trading firms, airplane manufacturers, and telecom service providers around the world. Built on Web services, Artix Mainframe makes projects of this scale available to a much broader audience of organizations. It runs on the host to give systems programmers control over access to mainframe resources. For security, it authenticates and authorizes access using mainframe security facilities. Available for z/OS 1.2 or 1.4; OS/390 2.10; IMS 7 or 8; and CICS TS 1.3 or 2.2.

Bowstreet Syndication Factory
Bowstreet Portlet Factory V5.8
Bowstreet Framework Factory


Focused on the online travel industry, Bowstreet Syndication Factory enables online travel providers to embed customized applications into partners' Web sites to increase transactions and establish greater distribution. The idea is that online travel providers offering services on their sites from direct suppliers, such as hotels and airlines, can now distribute and customize these offerings through a host of additional partner Web sites, such as special interest sites or local travel agents, without any programming or IT involvement.

Bowstreet Portlet Factory V5.8 enables the rapid creation of standards-compliant portlets that run in all portal platforms adhering to the JSR 168 standard. Companies standardizing on a portal will have expanded options because they won't be locked in to a select list of portlet development tool providers.

Bowstreet Framework Factory is an extensible software automation tool and framework that enables developers to maximize productivity while minimizing the monotonous aspects of software development.

Chordiant 5 Call Center Advisor
Chordiant Software

The latest release provides 21 significant improvements in three areas:

  • Usability innovations that reduce the amount of time spent on contact center interactions
  • Patent-pending technology innovations that make Chordiant 5 Call Center Advisor the first end-user transactional application driven by business processes defined by organizations and real-time data
  • Performance innovations for subsecond response times in a configuration of a zero-footprint browser for deployment environments that reflect large (thousands of agents), complex business operations and multiple data sources.

ETL Manager 5.5
iWay Software

Auditing capabilities now include the real-time collection of information about ETL tasks on different platforms and their display on Web consoles. In terms of performance, ETL Manager now makes it easier to create source transformations that eliminate the custom code needed to extract data from legacy systems while also keeping bandwidth and centralized processing low. The redesign is aimed at keeping development simple for the majority of times when requirements aren't highly complex. A new process-flow designer aids more-complex processes.

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