Database Products.Trillium 4.0
Harte-Hanks, has launched an e- commerce edition of Trillium, its suite of data quality and data cleansing See address cleansing and data hygiene. software, Trillium 4.0 offers users the opportunity to create a single customer view from all customer touch points - including the Internet.
The four core modules of Trillium include the Converter (a general purpose module for analysing and reformatting data); the Parser A routine that analyzes a continuous flow of text-based input and breaks it into its constituent parts. See parse.
(language) parser - An algorithm or program to determine the syntactic structure of a sentence or string of symbols in some language. (for analysing and enhancing names and addresses); the Geocoder (for validating addresses); and the Marcher (for identifying exact and suspect matches between records at household, individual or business level). Trillium's i can be configured to work with any type of data, in any technical environment and to any scale, and integrated with existing databases, even if customer data has been collected in an inconsistent format Trillium can identify and understand individual and address components, unlocking data from any file or field. Trillium 4 has been architectured for deployment within distributed network applications, by providing XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. support, a Java-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. and COM (1) (Computer Output Microfilm) Creating microfilm or microfiche from the computer. A COM machine receives print-image output from the computer either online or via tape or disk and creates a film image of each page. + and Java class libraries, allowing users to integrate Trillium into e-commerce applications with minimal development effort.
Quest Central DBMS (DataBase Management System) Software that controls the organization, storage, retrieval, security and integrity of data in a database. It accepts requests from the application and instructs the operating system to transfer the appropriate data.
Quest Central is an integrated suite of database management solutions designed to extend the performance of DB2. Specialists in Oracle database management Quest intends to meet the needs of businesses adopting DB2 - the fastest growing database on Unix and NT with 70 percent year-to-year growth, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the GartnerGroup. The suite was built from the ground up rather than adopted from tools for Oracle and SQL Server An earlier relational DBMS from Sybase and from Microsoft. Sybase introduced SQL Server in 1988 for various Unix versions. In that same year, with help from IBM, Sybase created an OS/2 version that Microsoft licensed and branded as Microsoft SQL Server. say Quest.
Quest Central addresses key challenges faced by users managing IBM's DB2 environment by ensuring availability; improving overall response time and performance; increasing DBA productivity; and easing administration with the following core components: performance monitoring, SQL SQL
in full Structured Query Language.
Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results. tuning, space management, and database administration.
Collectively, these integrated components - likened to the DBA's four basic food groups - provide power and ease of use for managing the DB2 environment, it is claimed.
Quest Central's performance monitoring capability minimises downtime by pinpointing problems and automatically notifying the administrator - a critical component, especially for e-businesses requiring 24x7 availability.
CACHE Version 4
Cache 4 is designed to meet the demand for high performance, highly scalable, database software optimised for current e-market conditions, also offers new facilities that support the complex database queries that are becoming the norm in many e-business scenarios. Traditionally, database queries could be divided into: Transaction processing Updating the appropriate database records as soon as a transaction (order, payment, etc.) is entered into the computer. It may also imply that confirmations are sent at the same time.
Transaction processing systems are the backbone of an organization because they update constantly. applications, typically optimised to handle relatively simple repetitive information requests from many users in a dynamic environment, and business intelligence applications, characterised by infrequent, complex queries from a small end-user population in a static environment. Today's Web user wants the best of both worlds, E-business systems must provide sophisticated search functionality with data always up-to-date, for applications that are never offline (software) Never Offline - (NOL) /noh-el/ A software service provided by America's Multimedia Online that allows Internet users to be constantly connected to the Internet.
http://neveroffline.com/. . CACHE 4 is claimed to offer query and march capabilities typical of a data warehouse for live, online transactional databases. Other capabilities include:
Multilingual Programming: Support for multiple integrated scripting languages, enables developers to use their current language. Alongside the existing Cache ObjectScript language, CACHE 4 adds support for Basic.
Legacy Database Gateway: CACHE 4 provides access from Cache Objects and Cache Server A dedicated network server or a service within a server that caches Web pages. Cache servers speed up access to information that has been retrieved previously by the same user or by someone else. See Web cache, origin server, ICP and CARP. Pages to legacy relational information stores such as Oracle and SQL Server databases. Also a two-way direct connection between Cache Objects and XML enables XML to act as a universal data interchange mechanism. Cache 4 runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000, Linux, Compaq Open VMS (1) (Virtual Memory System) A multiuser, multitasking, virtual memory operating system for the VAX series from Digital. VMS applications run on any VAX from the MicroVAX to the largest unit. See OpenVMS. , and UNIX platforms IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. , P-UX, Compaq Tru64 and Sun Solaris.
AppManager for Microsoft SQL Server A relational DBMS from Microsoft that is a major component of the Windows Server System. It is Microsoft's high-end client/server database and is closely integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft Office System. 2000
NetIQ, provider of e-business infrastructure management software for Microsoft Window NT- and Windows 2000-based systems and applications, has added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to the latest release of AppManager for Microsoft SQL Server, version 3.4. which allows central monitoring of a distributed SQL Server environment from one console.
This new version provides important features for IT managers maintaining database applications:
SQL Server 2000 has added the capability to run multiple instances of the database on one server, suitable for ASPs or corporations with large, complex database environments.
The solution also monitors and manages up to to hundreds of SQL Server applications from one management console A terminal or workstation used to monitor and control a network. See Microsoft Management Console. . Also IT administrators can monitor the performance of SQL Server databases and applications down to the individual SQL statement level. The data stored in a SQL Server database enables long-term trend analysis and reporting. Pro-active management capability indicates the presence of conditions that haven't caused a problem, but warn that one might soon occur, by triggering error alerts and warnings to IT staff.
Specific conditions can trigger a variety of actions, ranging from pager alerts for managers to corrective application operation.
Egility Speeds Oracle's E-Business
A new tool in Egility Enterprise Change Management suite - ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. Change Manager, allows companies that have previous versions of Oracle applications to upgrade to Oracle's E-Business Release Users of the MERANT ERP Change Manager can it is claimed, also manage changes to existing and customised Oracle applications, allowing them to upgrade to new releases and patches at least 50 percent faster than conventional methods. It will also manage ongoing change and help software development teams adopt new Oracle capabilities faster. ERP Change Manager identifies and assesses changes to forms, reports, libraries and objects, and safeguards changes in the Oracle environment. It also automates the change process and provides reporting in the Oracle 81 database and Oracle Developer 61 software. According to a recent report from AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. Research, `applications for and supporting e- commerce will be the biggest growth market for ERP vendors A list of Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors. ERP vendors by revenue
The largest vendors worldwide in 2005 according to Gartner Dataquest:
Market share 2005 according to Gartner Dataquest
# Vendor Revenue
(million $) Market share over the next five years.'
Corporate Researcher CD-Rom
Experian, has launched Corporate Researcher, said to be the first CD-ROM that enables users to analyse data on every limited company in the UK, directly within Microsoft Excel (tool) Microsoft Excel - A spreadsheet program from Microsoft, part of their Microsoft Office suite of productivity tools for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. Excel is probably the most widely used spreadsheet in the world.
Latest version: Excel 97, as of 1997-01-14. . The CD provides five years' information (where available) for each company, together with searching software for detailed targeting and analysis. It provides analysis of companies, markets and geographic regions. Specialists and non-specialists can undertake detailed profile research by selecting any combination of more than 100 search criteria. The CD-ROM is primarily aimed at libraries, corporate analysts, corporate planners and those in accountancy or law firms This list of the world's largest law firms by revenue is taken from The Lawyer and The American Lawyer and is ordered by 2006 revenue:
Data and Document Platform for Paper and Internet Capture
Edo, have added TELEform 7 to its product portfolio. TELEform 7, an upgraded version of Edo's forms processing and data capture software, is tailored to provide 38 new features for new and existing users, to assist with setting up the system, design, security, speed, utilising and recognising data. The new software are also includes a new add-on product AutoMerge Publisher, which enables the creation of personalised response documents and forms. Using a scanner, paper forms are interpreted by TELEform software that can `read' hand print, machine print, check boxes and bar codes - reducing the need for manual data entry. Illegible il·leg·i·ble
Not legible or decipherable.
il·legi·bil entries are highlighted for immediate operator verification. New features include; Revised and expanded documentation set to install documentation sets and search documents quickly. An updated shape library to save time creating forms and generate a consistent look and feel, together with a point and click database mapping tool to create descriptive field names and set up exports for tabular data.
Networker Module 3.0 for MS Exchange Server 2000
Legato NetWorker Module 3.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Servers line of server products and is widely used by enterprises using Microsoft infrastructure solutions. will support the Microsoft Exchange Messaging and groupware software for Windows from Microsoft. Exchange Server is an Internet-compliant e-mail system that runs under Windows NT/2000 and Windows Server 2003. It can be accessed by Web browsers, the Exchange client, versions of Outlook and the earlier Windows Inbox. 2000 backup/ restore API to provide parallel backup and restore of storage groups, in addition, it will allow the user to restore to a storage group or individual database while other storage groups or databases are on-line and available. Some of the most important and difficult-to-replace information that a business generates is contained in software for messaging and collaboration. The solution enables IT organisations to protect Exchange data while keeping the application available to users.
InterX BladerunnerVersion 5.
InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0 is a next-generation eCRM and content management platform, which enables the content management and dynamic delivery of personalised content and transactions online, InterX BladeRunner Verson 5.0 is the first IAP (Internet Access Provider) See ISP.
IAP - Internet Access Provider to adopt a modelling approach to the implementation of online applications.
The application of permission marketing techniques to interactive self-service channels has revolutionised call centre-oriented CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. . In turn, the advent of newly networked devices, like mobile phones, interactive digital TVs and PDAs will revolutionise eCRM. InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0 is the only IAP which has been specifically designed to address this multi-channel, multi-device challenge. The key requirement for a next-generation IAP is a clear separation between the presentation layer of an online application and the business layer. The presentation layer, by definition, varies from device to device, whereas the business layer, by definition, is common to all devices.
InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0 crystallises this separation by capturing key business objects and their properties into the business layer as meta-data and parameter-data.
Sites built initially for PC browser access only can be very rapidly re-tuned for various wireless and interactive digital TV devices, with InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0. This is because only the thin presentation layer needs to be reconfigured.
InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0 offers profiling, audit-tracking and personalisation. InterX's customers can take advantage of InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0's uniquely complete usage profiling and personalisation capabilities to understand customers better, drive advertising revenues more effectively, and offer end-users the right content and product offers at the right time. Affiliated to the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC ABC
in full American Broadcasting Co.
Major U.S. television network. It began when the expanding national radio network NBC split into the separate Red and Blue networks in 1928. ), InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0 allows full and accurate ABC audits to be produced.
InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0 comes packaged with a set of business user tools for site management reporting and content authoring.
Summary of key features of InterX BladeRunner Version 5.0:
* A scalable and secure platform for robust and high performing applications
* An architecture to accommodate dynamic business and technology change
* Multi-device capability and architecture supporting dynamic device integration
* Advanced and integrated personalisation features for individuals or groups
* Integrated reporting tools for advanced profiling and targeted out-bound marketing
* Multimedia content management
* Support for numerous revenue models to suit a variety of business plans
* Support for multiple languages and character sets.
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