Sqribe announced two database reporting tools at IT Expo: InSqribe, which provides ActiveX controls for developers to add data access and reporting features to Windows applications so users can pull information from databases more easily; and SQR Workbench for Windows 95 and NT, which allows IT managers to push critical information to selected users in spreadsheet-like forms. Sqribe 0181 324 1214
The latest release of DataFocus' Unix to NT porting tool Nutcracker, launched at IT Expo by sole distributor Scientific Computers, enables developers to integrate ported applications with native NT apps and move apps back and forth between NT and Unix as they evolve. Nutcracker 3.0 also supports OpenGL 3D graphics. Scientific Computers 01293 403636
Software Technologies Corp (STC) used IT Expo to announce that it will be marketing its healthcare middleware DataGate to a wider commercial audience, encompassing banking and finance, utilities and local and central government. DataGate is a Windows-based client-server integration system which runs on Unix or NT. Among its advantages is the time it cuts from interface design when linking disparate apps compared to point-to-point integration. "While DataGate is the market leader in healthcare, we have been discovering that our products are advanced compared to what is on offer as middleware in the commercial market," said Don Robinson, European operations manager at STC. ACT Financial Systems and mpct Solutions have recently signed as resellers of DataGate for the financial market. www.stc.com
Enlighten Software Solutions introduced version 2.2.0 of its Distributed Systems Management suite at IT Expo. Enlighten/DSM provides systems management for heterogeneous Unix networks with NT servers and desktops. Enlighten Software 01628 525222.
SAS Institute launched at IT Expo its Warehouse Administrator, a tool for building and managing data warehouses. Its metadata-driven architecture enables users to define business subjects, consolidate business rules, schedule processes for warehouse maintenance and integrate the data warehouse with decision support tools. SAS 01442 252518.
Prolifics used IT Expo to launch version 3 of its eponymous server-based RAD tool for reliable business apps deployed in Java. The tool overcomes the usual limitations associated with Java-only tools and enables developers to deploy scalable apps supporting thousands of concurrent users, the company claims. Prolifics 0171 786 9555.
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