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Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.3. (Database/Network News and Products).

The Tarantella tarantella (târ`əntĕl`ə), Neapolitan folk dance that first appeared in Taranto, Italy, in the 17th cent. It had rapid 6–8 meter with an increasing tempo and was thought to cure the bite of the tarantula, which supposedly  solution enables organizations to publish mission-critical applications from a secure centralized environment. Users can access these applications anywhere via devices ranging from PC web browsers, thin client terminals, to wireless PDAS PDAS Public Domain Aeronautical Software
PDAS Plant Data Acquisition System
PDAS PCS Data Access Service (Telcordia)
PDAS Personnel Data Access System
. Tarantella Enterprise 3 requires no modification to existing applications or application servers and slots into enterprise infrastructures, becoming a pragmatic enabler of IT consolidation, remote access, and portal strategies.

Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.3 enables over 1,000 users to be supported from one Intel Linux system and in excess of 2,000 users from high-end SPARC (Scalable Performance ARChitecture) A family of RISC CPUs from Sun that runs mostly under Sun's Solaris, but also under Linux and BSD operating systems. After development began in the mid-1980s by David Patterson of the University of California at Berkeley and Bill  or other RISC RISC
 in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing

Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s.
 systems. The software's array architecture allows users to consolidate co-located and distributed Tarantella servers into one management domain, providing enhanced fault tolerance. The solution adds a modular component structure, giving customers the choice of supported application types, security levels, array features and more.

New features in Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.3 include:

* Enhanced Directory Services integration to assist in the management of large user communities by harnessing information held in LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) A protocol used to access a directory listing. LDAP support is implemented in Web browsers and e-mail programs, which can query an LDAP-compliant directory.  datastores

* Advanced Load Management to optimize the performance of Windows and UNIXO/Linux application server farms

* Integration with strong authentication systems such as PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) A framework for creating a secure method for exchanging information based on public key cryptography. The foundation of a PKI is the certificate authority (CA), which issues digital certificates that authenticate the identity of , e.g. client certificates, and with industrial-strength third party products, such as Safeword Premier-Access and Netegrity SiteMinder

* Integration with SUN ONE Portal Server 6.0 to deliver legacy applications via the portal

* Support for new Tarantella server platforms including United Linux 1.0, Sun Linux 5, Solaris 9, RedHat 8 and IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, 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 5.1

* Client support for the latest IE and Netscape browsers on Windows, Solaris and Linux, IE Windows using the latest Sun JVM, IE on Mac OS X 10.2+, and the recently announced Pocket PC client for HP iPaq

In conjunction with Tarantella Enterprise 3, version 3.3, the company will be introducing Customer Central, an on-demand, secure web-based facility whereby customers and partners can manage their support and maintenance subscriptions

A free 30-day evaluation version is available for download on the Tarantella download page at
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Publication:Database and Network Journal
Date:Apr 1, 2003
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