E-BUSINESSES SEEK CONFIGURATIONS FOR RANGE OF CLIENT DEVICES.As e-business systems access requirements grow dramatically in the coming years, corporate networks need to transform into large distributed e-business configurations that accommodate a wide range of client devices -- from permanently connected desktop systems to occasionally connected wireless phones, and mobile handheld computers A computing device that can be easily held in one hand while the other hand is used to operate it. The Palm devices are a popular example. See Palm, smartphone and palmtop. . The key to success in this environment: having database products that store and manage information anywhere in the e-business system, thereby enabling easy access to -- and exchange of -- information.
This is the premise of a new white paper, "Emerging Database Technologies for E-Business," prepared by Colin J. White of DataBase Associates, Ashland, Ore., for PointBase, Inc., the leader in mobile wireless data management and synchronization (1) See synchronous and synchronous transmission.
(2) Ensuring that two sets of data are always the same. See data synchronization.
(3) Keeping time-of-day clocks in two devices set to the same time. See NTP. products. The paper describes the role of -- and the requirements for -- databases in e-business, contrasting today's e-business computing with the two previous generations of mainframe and client/server computing. The paper goes on to compare the relative strengths and weaknesses of today's database technologies -- object, relational and Java relational -- for e-business deployment.
Java relational databases -- like those offered by PointBase -- have many clear advantages for e-business applications, and that is one reason they are beginning to gain broad acceptance in corporate information technology departments, the paper reports. "The PointBase database system has been designed with these (new e-business) requirements in mind, and for organizations that are committed to the Java application A Java program that is run stand alone. The Java Virtual Machine in the client or server is interpreting the instructions. Contrast with Java applet. See servlet. promise of write once run anywhere, the PointBase system is a new breed of database product designed to satisfy their e-business needs," White wrote.
A complete copy of the white paper is available for downloading or reading online from http://www.pointbase.com.
About DataBase Associates
Database Associates is a consulting company Noun 1. consulting company - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a specializing in leading-edge technologies in the fields of database, business intelligence, data warehousing See data warehouse.
data warehousing - data warehouse , and intelligent e-business.
About PointBase, Inc.
PointBase, the leader in mobile wireless data management, creates the technology for extending and synchronizing synchronizing,
n a technique that a therapist uses to coordinate his or her breath with that of the client; builds trust and establishes relationship. enterprise data among wireless devices, Internet appliances, mobile applications, PDA's, and networked servers. The company's 100% Pure Java Refers to initiatives from Sun that specify 100% compliance with its Java specification. The goal is to maintain a consistent, single interface for Java so that all Java Virtual Machines can run all Java programs. See Holy Grail. products solve the problem of managing data for applications deployed globally across a diversity of platforms. PointBase was established in 1998 by Bruce Scott Bruce Craig Scott (born 20 October 1943), Australian politician, has been a National Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1990, representing the Division of Maranoa, Queensland. , co-founder of Oracle Corporation and Gupta/Centura Software.
For additional information on PointBase and its products, call 877/238-8798 (U.S. and Canada) or 650/230-7200 (International) or visit the company's website at http://www.pointbase.com.