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SSD Database Accelerators
- solid-state disk database accelerators
Company: MTI Technology Corp. (Anaheim, CA)
Telephone: (800) 999-9MTI
Platforms: UNIX-based systems (HP, IBM, Sun, SGI) and OpenVMS.
Description: Solid-state disk (SSD) database accelerators are high-speed storage systems designed to reduce database I/O bottlenecks. They provide high-speed access to data by eliminating rotational and head seek delays found in magnetic hard disk storage systems. They deliver near-instantaneous access times, significantly reducing I/O bottlenecks that can slow the performance of database applications such as on-line transaction processing, decision support and data warehousing. SSD Database Accelerators use high-speed semiconductor memory and can perform up to 2,500 I/Os per second which is up to 25 times faster than typical magnetic disk subsystems. With industry-standard SCSI-2 Fast/Wide interfaces, the units integrate with existing platforms without modifications to applications or operating systems. All models use the same 133 MB, 200 MB and 335 MB memory modules that can be mixed in any combination to provide configuration flexibility.
- firewall for Netscape's CoolTalk conferencing software
Company: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Redwood City, CA)
Telephone: (415) 562-0400
Platforms: Windows 95, Windows NT and UNIX
Description: Firewall product provides integrated, secure support for Netscape Communications Corporation's CoolTalk conferencing software. CoolTalk is an Internet telephone tool included with Netscape Navigator 3.0 Internet client software that provides audio conferencing, shared whiteboard and text-based communications capabilities. Firewall support for CoolTalk is available by downloading add-on code from Check Point's Web server (http://www.checkpoint.com) at no charge and integrating it into current FireWall-1 installations. Allows administrators to easily customize the firewall to incorporate new applications. Most Internet audio and video technology, including CoolTalk, is based on connectionless protocols such as UDP and dynamically allocated channels. A Stateful Inspection implementation secures UDP-based applications by maintaining a virtual connection on top of UDP communications.
- simulator for advanced device and analog system behavior models
Company: Meta-Software, Inc. (Campbell, CA)
Telephone: (408) 369-5400
Fax: (408) 371-5638
Platforms: UNIX (Sun, HP, IBM)
Description: A simulator for advanced device and analog system behavior models based on the proposed analog language extensions for the Verilog hardware description language (HDL) -- Verilog-A. Compliant with Open Verilog International's (OVI) proposed Verilog-A 1.0 language reference manual (LRM). For advanced device modeling and analog system design. Creates device models for complex structures such as silicon-on-insulator (SOI), Thin-film transistor (TFT), ferroelectric structures, self-heating devices, and new structures in electrically programmable and flash memories. For analog designers using complex analog components, HspiceHDLA uses component models built with the Verilog-A behavioral language. Circuit and systems designers share a common system-level specification and validation methodology for their system and chip-level designs.
- Analysis & Design Suite for Java and OpenStep Developers
Company: Lighthouse Design, Ltd. (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (800) 366-2279, (415) 570-7736
Fax: (415) 570-7787
Description: An object-oriented analysis and design suite designed to help enterprise developers produce competitive business applications using Sun's Java and OpenStep technologies. Provides five key development components necessary for creating a repository of object models and business processes. These components include hierarchical OMT object modeling with support for the representation and reuse of classes, subsystems and application frameworks; fully integrated Event Trace diagrams; forward and reverse engineering of pre-existing Java and OpenStep source code; a flexible code browser for navigating pre-existing source trees; and an automated customizable mechanism for creating Web-based or paper documentation.
ObjectTeam for Shlaer-Mellor
- model-based development tool
Company: Cayenne Software (Burlington, MA)
Telephone: (617) 273-9003
Platforms: Sun, H-P, SGI
Description: Cayenne Software, Inc., a developer of model-based development tools, announced a strategic alliance with Project Technology, a pioneer in object technology for software development and creators of the Shlaer-Mellor Method, for marketing and supporting Shlaer-Mellor technology. The application development suite consists of BridgePoint Model Builder, an OOA modeling tool; Model Verifier, an automated verification tool that validates correct model behavior; and Generator, a source code generation tool. Using the Shlaer-Mellor "Implementation through Translation" approach, BridgePoint users support the entire product lifecycle using graphical models, with up to 100% code generation from analysis models. The Shlaer-Mellor Method is a translation-based software development process. It was created to provide engineering teams with a concrete development process. It is available to software engineers, engineering managers and business managers.
OpenStep and WorkShop OpenStep
- operating environment and development tools
($295 and $5,995)
Company: Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (800) SUN-SOFT
Platforms: Sun Solaris
Description: Set of graphical programming tools helps developers prototype, test and deploy applications. Custom objects developed in-house can be incorporated with commercially available third-party objects, resulting in custom solutions for the enterprise and intranet networks. OpenStep applications co-exist with applications running in the Solaris Common Desktop Environment (CDE), Java programming language, OpenWindows user environment, Wabi API translation software and the Macintosh Application Environment (MAE). Underlying these products is Solaris, an enterprise and Internet/intranet operating environment for Sun SPARC and Intel platforms. OpenStep products are designed to be fully compatible with Solaris NEO software. NEO provides the infrastructure and shared services in the back end to support and administer object-based applications distributed over the network, while the WorkShop provides a development environment for creating graphical front ends for object applications.
- Java object request broker
Company: IONA Technologies, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
Telephone: (800) orbix-4u, (617) 679-0900
Fax: (617) 679-0910
Platforms: Windows NT, Windows 95, OS/2, Macintosh System 7.5, Unix,
Description: Latest version of a Java object request broker including full IIOP (Internet Inter-ORB Protocol). Enhances Internet applications by extending the object technology paradigm to the World Wide Web. Allows Java-enabled browsers such as Netscape Navigator to be fully IIOP-enabled. More than 2,000 sites worldwide are already using OrbixWeb to provide IIOP links between front-end applets and back-end CORBA services. OrbixWeb version 2.0 adds full server development functionality, allowing programmers to build backend CORBA services in Java.
- network security suite
Company: McAfee (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 988-3832
Fax: (408) 970-9727
Platforms: Windows, Unix
Description: Network security suite includes anti-virus and encryption. Encryption technology protects information privacy by providing secure communications across TCP/IP networks. Suite has three integrated modules. NetCrypto provides peer to peer encryption of data, applications and electronic mail; VirusScan for anti-virus detection and removal; and WebCrypto for creating encrypted self extracting files that can be sent via email or the Internet.
- Internet security application
Company: TradeWave Corporation (Austin, TX)
Telephone: (512) 433-5325
Fax: (512) 433-5303
Description: Security modules designed to be attached to any Internet application using a selection of popular security methods (e.g., SSL, GSS, DCE, etc.). Any browser can securely link with any server, and Internet security is independent of the browser or server used. Intranet solutions use standalone security agents that communicate via standard protocols. By uncoupling agents from other applications, users may add, change, or expand their intranets across a wide range of platforms without having to re-engineer their systems. Gives additional flexibility to users of Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), extending their systems for use on the Internet.
UNISOL JobAcct Version 2.2.5
- monitoring, accounting and billing
Company: UniSolutions Associates (Dana Point, CA)
Telephone: (714) 488-3960
Fax: (714) 443-5354
Platforms: UNIX SVR4, Digital UNIX 3.2 and 4.0, SunOS 4.x, Solaris
Description: New release has expanded resource accounting capabilities, including application-specific accounting functions for Internet service providers (ISP) and universities, and enhanced disk usage accounting. A complete system monitoring, resource accounting, and billing solution for UNIX systems that allows organizations, such as universities, ISPs, government agencies, and commercial businesses, to provide system access and services to other organizations, or to distribute work across multiple projects to maintain control over system resource usage. ISP accounting functions bill a certain amount for a minimum monthly charge, and charge extra for resources used beyond the set amount. University accounting functions track budgets by individual users. Issues a warning when the budget is exceeded, or disables logins. Enhanced flexibility in disk usage accounting includes standard disk usage averaging, and allows the user to set minimum and maximum charges for disk usage.
Web Interface Toolkit
- builds classes for Web access from Java applications
Company: TransactNet Inc. (Fairfax, VA)
Telephone: (703) 426-0386
Platforms: Windows 95, NT, Solaris, AIX, Linux, Macintosh, HTTP, HTML
- Windows and UNIX cross-platform development software
($5,000 - $9,950)
Company: Bristol Technology Inc. (Ridgefield, CT)
Telephone: (203) 438-6969
Fax: (203) 438-5013
Platforms: SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Digital UNIX, OpenVMS
Description: Windows and UNIX cross-platform development software. Release 3.2 includes support for threads, Formula One ActiveX/OCX, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library 4.2, and support for OLE now extended to include SunOS and HP-UX operating systems. Enables software developers to build applications based on Windows 95, Windows NT, OpenVMS, and UNIX from a single source code base, using MFC, the Win32 API, and Visual C++ or other Windows development environments. Enhances support for the Win32 and MFC multithreaded features on Sun (SunOS and Solaris), HP HP-UX, IBM AIX, and DEC Alpha (Digital UNIX and OpenVMS). Supports Win32 features such as critical sections, events, mutexes, and semaphores. Supports the Formula One ActiveX/OCX control developed by Visual Components. Developers can use Formula One to deploy the same spreadsheet capabilities in their Windows and UNIX applications.
- GUI builder for Motif and Windows
Company: Imperial Software Technology (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (011) 44 1189 587055
Platforms: Sun Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, IRIX, AIX, Digital UNIX
Description: Graphical user interface (GUI) builder for Motif and Windows application development now incorporates testing tools within the product, giving developers a framework for developing test suites. It also incorporates XD/Capture, for streamlining the migration of UNIX applications to PC platforms. XD/Replay records all actions of an application, saving them as a high-level script. The script can be played back and modified at any time to produce a set of tests, debug the applications, create a product demo or capture screen shots for documentation. AppGuru allows developers to interactively select components from pre-defined application templates, and to add to the available template list, thus speeding up development and ensuring compliance with the Motif style guide and corporate styles. XD/Help adds a basic HTML help system to an application, without requiring a Web browser.
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