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Oracle Announces a Database Fire Sale
On December 16, Oracle Corporation announced lower software and support prices for the Oracle8i database. Specifically, the price of Oracle8i Standard Edition

database support  Announces a Database Fire Sale Event Summary REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ Today, Oracle Corp. announced lower software and support prices for the Oracle8i database. Specifically, the price of Oracle8i Standard Edition was lowered 40% from $25 per power unit to $15 per power unit, while Oracle8i Enterprise Edition was cut 50% from $200 per power unit to $100 per power unit. Every time we lower prices we sell more software, said Larry Ellison, Oracle Chairman and CEO. Just about

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7


IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7, with a new pricing structure for application service providers (ASPs), support for customer relationship management (CRM), and an incubator program for e-business applications to help emerging companies get up and running on the Web.

database support  to buy DB2 Universal Database at a minimal investment. Under terms of the new program, IBM will receive a percentage of the revenue ASPs receive from their customers once the solution is implemented, based on a per subscriber or per transaction model. Also available are ASP Prime and Hosting Advantage programs, designed to support ASPs using IBM software and help ISVs certify and deploy their applications in the ASP business model. DB2 Universal Database delivers enterprise power to more than 40 Read More

Syncsort Sigma Manages Database Aggregates


Syncsort, a software vendor with years of experience in the sorting of data, has released a new product called Sigma™, which is designed to produce aggregated data within data warehouses to improve response time and reduce database load. The importance of aggregation in a data warehouse cannot be underestimated.

database support  response time and overall database load cannot be underestimated. Syncsort has much experience in the details of sorting data, and will doubtless make a strong impact on this market. The largest drawback we currently see in the product is the lack of ability to output data into IBM's DB2 Universal Database, except via an ODBC driver. However, they do have native support for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Read More

NCR's Teradata Database Meets Windows 2000. A Match Made in Redmond?


NCR Corporation announced it will support Microsoft Windows 2000 across its entire offering of products. In addition, NCR will present a full suite of consulting and support services to help businesses migrate to the Windows 2000 environment. The question is whether the power of Windows can keep up with Teradata.

database support  Teradata is that the database has no stored procedure language. Full support for Windows 2000 and stored procedures are expected with the next release in June 2000. The question remains as to whether Teradata and Windows are an appropriate match for industrial strength data warehouses. User Recommendations Customers evaluating database alternatives on Windows NT should definitely include NCR Teradata on a short list of candidates. Its robust database architecture, ability to scale to massive amounts of Read More

Why Database-agnostic Enterprise Applications Are on the Way Out


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database support  an application and a database independently. While this approach may sound good at first, it sacrifices system performance and flexibility. The reason for this is that to support multiple databases, the software vendor must pick the lowest-common-denominator set of database features for the application to use. Often this results in less than optimal design, user experience, and performance. Focusing on a particular database product enables developers to take maximum advantage of the database's feature Read More

Using GoldSim and Dynamic Simulation to Support Integrated Water Resources Management


Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is a framework that supports collaboration and fosters proactive decision making for efficient management of scarce water resources. GoldSim is a software tool for conducting simulations of complex systems to support management and decision making in engineering, science, and business. This paper provides a brief overview of GoldSim, with special emphasis on IWRM applications.

database support  GoldSim and Dynamic Simulation to Support Integrated Water Resources Management Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is a framework that supports collaboration and fosters proactive decision making for efficient management of scarce water resources. GoldSim is a software tool for conducting simulations of complex systems to support management and decision making in engineering, science, and business. This paper provides a brief overview of GoldSim, with special emphasis on IWRM applications. Read More

Choosing the Right ERP Solution to Support a Global Business


You may run a global business, but your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has to adapt to local laws, languages, currencies, and regulatory standards wherever you operate.

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What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?


Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application product.

database support  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Read More

Minimizing the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications


Many organizations don’t follow formalized processes for technical support evaluation. However, technical support is a vital component of any enterprise software solution. The fact is, poor technical support can have a severe impact on a solution’s total cost of ownership.

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Lowering Your IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2


New versions of database software and operating systems (OSs) come out regularly. In the past, upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has been very expensive and a never-ending job—by the time all the business systems are upgraded, it’s time to start again. This white paper discusses Oracle Database 11g Release 2, which reduces the cost and risk associated with making these changes.

database support  IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 New versions of database software and operating systems (OSs) come out regularly. In the past, upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has been very expensive and a never-ending job—by the time all the business systems are upgraded, it’s time to start again. This white paper discusses Oracle Database 11g Release 2, which reduces the cost and risk associated with making these changes. Read More

Informatica Goes Multinational With Support for Unicode


Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA) announced products that enable resellers and distributors around the world to convert Informatica software to any major language for resale in their local markets.

database support  Goes Multinational With Support for Unicode Event Summary PALO ALTO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA), a leading provider of integrated analytic solutions for e-business, announced the general availability of the internationalized versions of Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica PowerMart, Informatica PowerConnect for SAP R/3 and Informatica PowerConnect for PeopleSoft software, the company's market-leading data-integration software products. This new Read More

Sarbanes-Oxley Database Compliance


Under the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act, companies must maintain proven auditing practices and assure integrity and timeliness of data. Thus, companies must secure systems that monitor corporate data. To effectively accomplish this, you are best off investing in a solution that can comprehensively cover your reporting and auditing needs while providing you the capacity to respond swiftly should any incidents occur.

database support  Oxley Database Compliance Under the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act, companies must maintain proven auditing practices and assure integrity and timeliness of data. Thus, companies must secure systems that monitor corporate data. To effectively accomplish this, you are best off investing in a solution that can comprehensively cover your reporting and auditing needs while providing you the capacity to respond swiftly should any incidents occur. Read More

Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

database support  most vendors in core database extraction technology. In addition, their MX2 metadata initiative gives them a wide-ranging competency with metadata exchange among other vendors. They currently have interfaces to products from tool vendors such as Business Objects, Cognos, and Seagate Software (See TEC News Analysis article: Informatica Conforms to Metadata Standard November 10th, 1999 .) In addition, the acquisition of Platinum Technology by Computer Associates has thrown the DecisionBase product off Read More

Professional Services and Support


Professional services address very specific needs, such as public relations, portfolio management, software engineering, etc. They are provided by specialized individuals, companies, or departments within a company.

Even though support may be considered a part of the professional services business area, a distinction has to be made between the two. Support usually refers to technical support, which is a special type of professional service requiring highly qualified technicians who have experience providing assistance with technology products. While consultants who provide professional services usually charge clients for each project and the amount of time spent for it, support teams are usually paid a monthly or yearly fee.

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Informix Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database


Informix announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux.

database support  Fire Sale on Linux Database Event Summary NEW YORK, February 2, 2000-Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy and a leading Linux vendor, at LinuxWorld 2000 announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux. Informix committed to bring all core server products to the Linux platform, including its business intelligence suite. Linux demonstrated versions Read More