Computer Associates is integrating into a development suite the products and technologies it acquired in buying Platinum two months ago.
At the CA World conference last week in New Orleans, CEO Charles Wang said CA would integrate Platinum products more tightly with its own software.
The development suite, called ADvantage TND, will be integrated with the Jasmine TND database, he said. Data mining, warehousing and modelling technology will be combined to create a new business intelligence tool called DecisionBase TND, which would integrate with ADvisor TND to provide a Web portal for the delivery of intelligence.
The company also announced the development of a new suite of performance and database management software called ManageIT. This consists of CA's existing Unicenter TNG Framework, Jasmine TND and new technology acquired from Platinum.
Betas of the products are planned for release during the final quarter of 1999 and first quarter of 2000.
The announcements form part of CA's e-business push.
Under its e-infrastructure banner, CA also announced the development of intelligent Neugents for the Unix and OS/390 platforms, to be available later this year.
Neugents, which are already available for NT, are software agents that use neural networks and similar technology to predict when servers will fail.
The company predicted that the technology developed for Neugents would have a wide range of alternative applications yet to be realised.
Jay Huff, CA's high technology vice president, told PC Week: "We applied this stuff to server management because that is our core competency. But if we can apply the same intelligent predictive technology to business processes, so that the system could help you make real business decisions, then we'd really have a product."
Huff did not say what such a product might be or when it would be available.
Also unveiled was eTrust, a range of e-commerce security tools that also use technology acquired from Platinum.
The capabilities offered by the range include trust certificates, encryption controls, antivirus protection, intrusion detection policy compliance and a range of applications for business-to-business and consumer e-commerce.
"It's what everybody I know has been crying out for, to be able to pull in all of these sources and create a solid e-commerce solution," Huff said.
- CA, 3Com and PageNet last week launched The Wireless Intelligent Infrastructure Support Technology, which is aimed at enabling companies to create easily managed mobile applications.
TWIST will let CA's Unicenter systems management software and Jasmine object-orientated database work with mobile technology.
Users of TWIST will also be offered a range of supporting services from CA's Global Professional Services organisation.
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