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New and noteworthy product releases, with a focus on data and information management.

MediaBin Asset Server 4.0
Interwoven's digital asset management application now supports the Intel Itanium 2 architecture. With MediaBin, extended marketing teams can catalog, manage, transform, and distribute digital assets, including photographs and logos, audio and video, datasheets and advertisements, and presentations and documents.

InfoCyclone speeds up queries on RDBMSs without changing the database. It monitors and analyzes SQL traffic to keep frequently accessed tables and fields in memory. Can be manually overridden to keep infrequently accessed data in memory for important queries. The company has found that its customers tune their RDBMSs for faster writes, leaving read performance boosts to InfoCyclone — thereby escaping the normal trade-off between read and write performance.

Unicenter Database Management r11
Computer Associates
Unicenter Database Management r11 for IBM's DB2 Universal Database (UDB) for z/OS v.8 features 33 integrated products that help protect DB2 data, improve response time, and increase system availability. It comprises three suites — Unicenter Database Performance Management, Unicenter Database Backup and Recovery, and Unicenter Database Administration — that can be licensed separately or together.

Adabas SQL Gateway
Software AG
This gateway extends the reach of the company's high-speed database, called Adabas, to the business user's desktop by enabling standard SQL applications, such as Microsoft Office, to quickly and easily access Adabas data. Accesses data directly from Adabas through popular PC-based SQL reporting tools, such as Business Objects, Crystal Reports, or Excel spreadsheets.

Dnasis Max Version 2.5
Desktop bioinformatics tool with advanced data management and analysis capabilities. Sequence-analysis software package with industry-standard functionality - molecular biology tools, multiple consensus calling methods, and rapid BLAST searches - and features that enhance common task performance and allow user-defined product customization. Provides customizable analyses and workflows using the product's open API and SDK and direct interface with Dnasis Gene Index, the company's data-query and knowledge-mining service.

WebFocus Quick Query
Information Builders
Ad hoc reporting tool for novice business users that will carry no per-user fee. Tailored to run quickly and display a WebFocus report in any desired output, such as HTML, Excel 2000, or PDF. With drag-and-drop functionality, users can select columns and run sorts specific to the task at hand. WebFocus Quick Query lets a nontechnical user quickly access any data source and generate reports complete with data visualization, conditional styling, subtotals, filtering, and corporate logo.

Documentum Virtual Repository
Documentum, a division of EMC Corp.
Enables discovery and assimilation of all content types, from multiple data sources, such as repositories, file servers, Web sites, and enterprise applications, in order to apply Documentum content services to it - without changing business processes and without copying or moving the content to a central location.

SilkPerformer 6.5
Software quality optimization tool that automates test script writing and maintenance. Captures detail from production environment to uncover root causes of failures, including from Web applications. Now includes support for Citrix's MetaFrame and Oracle Forms. Enhanced support for PeopleSoft 8. Automatic result correlation for root-cause analysis.

IQ Insight
Data profiling and analysis tool for quantifying data-quality problems. Used in conjunction with Firstlogic's Information Quality Suite, the company's flagship data-quality software, which lets you establish, monitor, and manage data-quality initiatives.

Cognos ReportNet 1.1
The second release includes new language support, enhanced Microsoft Office integration, and support for a range of data sources including robust integration with IBM and SAP BW environments. In response to customer feedback, ReportNet has new charting capabilities, including waterfall, or progressive, charts, as well as improved system management through extended auditing capabilities.

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