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  Product News published in DM Direct Special Report
May 13, 2003 Issue
  By DM Review Editorial Staff

SQL-BackTrack for Microsoft SQL Server version 3.0 from BMC Software, Inc. provides database administrators (DBAs) with a consistent strategy for managing their mixed database environments by providing intelligent, automated data management tools that have a common look and feel across all database platforms. SQL-BackTrack for Microsoft SQL Server V3.0, BMC Software has significantly enhanced its backup and recovery solution for SQL Server customers with the addition of new usability and performance enhancements. With the logical extraction feature, DBAs are able to selectively recover individual objects from physical backup, allowing for faster and more flexible recoveries while minimizing the affects on the database. Additionally, the named instance/cluster support enables DBAs to backup and recover multiple named instances of SQL Server and ensure high availability and reliability of backups.



Hyperion Essbase XTD from Hyperion, a business intelligence (BI) platform for business performance management, reduces total cost of ownership and increases return on investment by combining online analytical processing (OLAP), query and reporting, ad hoc analysis, data integration and application development tools. This new version of Essbase XTD, Hyperion delivers end-to-end business performance management reporting, extended support for operational applications, scalability and accelerated development of tailored business performance management applications. This newest version of Essbase XTD is a powerful consolidating analytic platform for all enterprise transaction information (e.g., accounting bookings, billing, human resources, call center, marketing automation, sales force automation and supply chain). The platform delivers a single version of the truth and provides comprehensive insight for managing performance across key business activities.



Business Performance Management Suite Version 3 from Hyperion consists of four packaged applications: Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Performance Scorecard and Hyperion Business Modeling which deliver rich process support for the entire business performance management cycle, more seamless operational and interdepartmental collaboration, tighter interoperability across applications and compliance- ready applications.



Windows Server 2003 from Microsoft tightly integrates platform services, XML Web services and the .NET Framework.. With Windows Server 2003, customers have found they're able to run their server infrastructures 30 percent more efficiently. Windows Server 2003 also provides the tools necessary for network infrastructures to be deployed, managed and used for maximum productivity. Windows Server 2003 can deliver a new level of connectivity by helping join customers, employees, partners and systems. Windows Server 2003, when combined with products and services from Microsoft's many hardware, software and channel partners, delivers the greatest return on infrastructure investments.



Visual Studio .NET 2003 from Microsoft includes XML Web service support, application security and a high degree of scalability in addition to improved developer productivity. Visual Studio .NET 2003 incorporates the latest industry standards for XML Web services, enabling developers to overcome challenges around application integration.



SQL Server Enterprise Edition (64-bit) from Microsoft increases the ability to do parallel data processing and to store and aggregate more data that answer more business questions. Data is more compatible and easier to migrate.



Oracle9i Application Server Java Edition from Oracle Corp. is a new enterprise-class application server offering which includes all of the technology needed for companies to quickly begin developing and deploying Java applications and Web services. This integrated enterprise Java software package that includes both an application server and an integrated development environment (IDE) and offers complete development and deployment capabilities for transactional business applications, Web services, dynamic Web sites and e- commerce storefronts.



Panorama NovaView BI Platform 3.5 from Panorama Software is the analytics solution that is uniquely optimized for Microsoft Analysis Services online analytical processing (OLAP) engine and Microsoft SQL Server. The NovaView platform integrates with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft MapPoint, providing comprehensive BI functionality with Microsoft products. Panorama NovaView BI Platform 3.5 provides an integrated platform of  products and services for online analytics and collaborative business intelligence. Panorama has also enhanced its NovaView Intelligence Server with new redundancy and failover mechanisms to ensure users worldwide have secure, always-on BI access regardless of where and when they need it. These features are combined with new alerting, content delivery and auditing capabilities.



MindServer 2.1 from Recommind, Inc.  is an unstructured data management (UDM) solution for information retrieval and categorization. MindServer automatically identifies concepts that describe a document, regardless of the language or subject, enabling knowledge workers to find relevant information quickly and easily. MindServer 2.1 features text extraction, an automated approach to identifying and highlighting or extracting entities such as personal names, organizations, places, dates and phone numbers. Additional enhancements include categorization tools that enable automated or interactive classification and taxonomy management, and a GUI-based set of administrator tools that facilitate set up and tuning for optimal performance.



SAS 9.1 from SAS includes a suite of new and enhanced business intelligence (BI) client tools directly tailored to the needs of distinct types of users. New BI products include SAS Web Report Studio, SAS Report Studio and SAS Office Integration. These new tools, all part of the SAS Business Intelligence Server, expand access to SAS' data manipulation, analytical and reporting capabilities, delivering insight that helps reduce costs and increase revenue. The SAS 9.1 BI tool suite features targeted user interfaces that are "fit to task," designed and tailored to the varying skill level and usage patterns of information consumers, domain experts, executives and technologists. This flexibility minimizes costs, complexity and demand on IT staff and business analysts, while expanding access to the predictive power of analytics across the enterprise.



Stratum.iPlanner from Silvon Software, Inc. is a natural extension to the enterprise performance management solution suite and allows companies to easily create sales plans and budgets;  adjust system- generated demand forecasts, safety stocks, and lead times; tailor plans, budgets and forecasts on an ongoing basis to reflect changing business conditions, key events and other variables that can impact both operational and financial performance; communicate detailed plans, calculations and assumptions across the enterprise to support collaborative planning initiatives; and, empower users to track the progress of plans, budgets and forecasts.



Trillium Software System Version 6 Unicode Edition from Trillium Software, a division of Harte-Hanks, Inc., enables global companies to ensure consistent and accurate data across multiple mission-critical customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and data warehousing applications in Korean and Chinese.



HitBox DecisionBuilder  from WebSideStory, Inc. is a user-defined, ad hoc reporting tool allowing marketers to gain custom insight into their online visitor and customer data directly from Microsoft Excel. Decision-makers can gain deep insight into their online business channel and create reports according to their specific requirements. With HitBox Decision Builder, executives can create complex queries and reports on the fly, without technical expertise and without assistance from their internal IT staff or from the third-party analytics service provider.



HitBox Decision Mining  from WebSideStory, Inc. is a new premium service that allows new and existing clients of HitBox real-time Web analytics to greatly extend their collection and storage of online visitor and customer behavior data. With the new service, businesses can build a valuable data asset for future data mining use. HitBox Decision Mining enables queries and data mining down to the individual browsing session.



For more information on related topics visit the following related portals...
Data Quality, Database/Application Performance, Business Intelligence (BI), Content Management, Corporate Performance Management (CPM), Databases, Web Analytics and Unstructured Data.

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