Business Objects and Netezza working together to ease IT integration

Data Management
Business Objects and Netezza extend benefits to SAP customers
Business Objects and Netezza Corp. announced that the companies are working together to extend the benefits of business intelligence to SAP customers. The combination of the Netezza Performance Server(NPS) system and BusinessObjects XI Release 2 business intelligence platform deliver the BI capabilities – including reporting, analytics, dashboards and data integration.

Business Objects extended integration with Netezza to include the Business Objects SAP Rapid Marts. These Rapid Marts deliver pre-built data flows, business logic and a data schema that is aware of the SAP R/3 metadata.

The integrated Business Objects and Netezza BI solution for SAP customers consists of the following key elements:

  • BusinessObjects Enterprise
  • BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
  • Crystal Reports
  • Crystal Xcelsius
  • BusinessObjects Dashboard Manager applications
  • BusinessObjects Data Integrator
  • Business Objects SAP Rapid Mart
  • Netezza data warehouse appliance

The integrated solution will allow customers to move data from their SAP application environment to the Netezza data warehouse appliance to analyze and report against this information using Business Objects applications.

Networking

Proxim Wireless pioneers the convergence of Wi-Fi Mesh and WiMAX

Proxim Wireless Corp. announced MeshMAX, a multi-radio product line that incorporates WiMAX, Wi-Fi mesh and Wi-Fi access. Proxim MeshMAX products are available in both the unlicensed and licensed frequency bands. MeshMAX provides benefits to service providers, municipalities and customers planning to deploy Wi-Fi mesh and WiMAX.

Wi-Fi and WiMAX often are deployed in tandem using WiMAX for backhaul and Wi-Fi mesh to provide access to the growing base of Wi-Fi enabled devices and multi-mode Wi-Fi phones. With MeshMAX, these technologies are integrated in a single compact outdoor enclosure. The MeshMAX product line supports licensed WiMAX frequencies in 3.3-3.6 GHz bands and unlicensed frequencies in 5.1-5.8 GHz bands for backhaul. For mesh interconnect and Wi-Fi access, MeshMAX supports unlicensed mesh frequencies of 5.1-5.8 GHz and 2.4 GHz.

Proxim MeshMAX products can be purchased with a combination of Wi-Fi Mesh, Wi-Fi, and/or WiMAX and are available immediately starting at US$999.

Storage
Revinetix releases RevOS 2.0
Revinetix announced the release of RevOS 2.0, a software upgrade for its Sentio and Volo lines of disk-based network backup appliances. Feature enhancements include support for Microsoft Exchange message-level backup, Network Attached Storage, Bare Metal Restoration and Operating System compatibility.

Exchange Agent
A native Microsoft Exchange Server Agent is now available for RevOS to view, select and restore individual e-mails and/or mailboxes from live Exchange server databases based on search criteria.

NAS
IT administrators can now make unused disk space on Volo and Sentio devices available to users on the local area network (LAN). Built-in Network Attached Storage (NAS) capabilities have been added to RevOS. It serves also as a network file server providing 500GB to 5.8TB of storage capacity.

BMR
This software enables IT managers to create a complete disk image to add new users or get current users back up and productive after a fatal system crash.

Heterogeneous OS Support
Revinetix appliances now support backing up a set of server operating system environments, including Microsoft Windows, Novell Netware, Linux (SUSE, Redhat, Mandriva), Apple MAC OS X, IBM AIX, Sun Microsystems Solaris, FreeBSDT and SCO Unix. Support for Intel-based MACs has also been added.

Other Product Features
Revinetix products support storage capacities ranging from 400 Gigabytes up to 18 Terabytes of raw storage capacity. Products are available in a desktop cube, 1U, 2U, 3U or 4U rack-mount chassis. Pricing ranges from US$2,995 to US$59,995 and one-year return-to-depot hardware warranty and software maintenance agreements are included. Revinetix offers a site licence rather then a per-client licence fee.

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