Quick Takes: Microsoft SQL Server 2005

This edition looks at Microsoft SQL Server 2005 as well as Groxis Grokker EM, CA Unicenter r11 and ONStor Bobcat 2280.

December 2, 2005

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CA Unicenter r11
The company formerly known as Computer Associates has revamped its Unicenter network- and systems-management platform, unveiling three new and more than 20 enhanced products that are more tightly integrated for better management, security and IT alignment with business processes. Available as individual modules or integrated suite components, they form a Service Availability platform that reaches into mixed networks, stores data in a central database and then presents it through a single interface. The new products are CA Identity Manager, Unicenter Network and Systems Management, and CA Service Intelligence. CA Service Intelligence, $20,000, flat server-based pricing; Unicenter Network and Systems Management r11, 100-server environment starts at $200,000; Identity Manager, per-user pricing, 5,000 users, $280,000. CA, 631-342-5224. www.ca.com

Groxis GrokkerESM
This Web2.0 enterprise search-management application provides a combination of federated content access and topically organized visual search results. The commercial version, developed by the company that created the Grokker Web-based content-access and visual search platform, is designed to give organizations the ability to dive deeper across a broader selection of specialty content sources and corporate portals, all from one visual search interface. Starts at $50,000. Groxis, 415-398-0820. www.groxis.com

ONStor Bobcat 2280
A high-throughput NAS gateway for Web, content delivery and large-scale file storage applications, the latest addition to ONStor's Bobcat family features the FastPath accelerator chip, which offers a 40 percent performance improvement over earlier generations, according to ONStor. The hardware supports 300 MBps sustained reads and 265 MBps sustained writes. Integrated n-way clustering capability lets aggregate throughput grow to 1.2 GBps as NAS gateways are added to the cluster. $59,000. ONStor, 877-266-7867. www.onstor.com

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