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Day: March 2, 2003

QL2 Launches WebQL version 2

QL2 Software (formerly Caesius Software) announced the release of WebQL version 2 for information extraction from the Web and other unstructured data sources. WebQL is used for business intelligence, competitive intelligence, knowledge management, and business activity monitoring applications. WebQL version 2 includes: notation based on ANSI standard SQL including full support for joins, grouping, sorting, and set operations; an IDE includes syntax highlighting editor, graphical data flow monitor, and real-time delivery of results; support for Windows, Linux, and Unix; support for “all modern” technologies for parsing and extracting unstructured, semi-structured and structured data; and simultaneous and uniform input and output of all common file formats HTML, XML, PDF, DOC, CSV, TAB, images, databases, proprietary email formats, etc. WebQL version 2 is available for immediate shipment. Prices range from $7,900 per year for a single processor license to $100,000 per year for an unlimited usage single location license. Low cost licenses are available to educational institutions and charitable organizations. No-charge evaluation licenses are available to software developers. www.QL2.com

FatWire & GravityRock Partner for Content Management in Europe

FatWire Software announced a strategic partnership with GravityRock, where they will be FatWire’s authorized distributor and support center for FatWire’s complete software line throughout Europe. GravityRock will distribute and resell FatWire’s UpdateEngine enterprise content management suite and FatWire Spark portal Content Management (pCM) software. GravityRock has already implemented UpdateEngine solutions both at customer sites as well as in their own technology center, PortalRock.net. Portalrock.net offers rapid prototyping as a tool for decision makers to evaluate Portal and Content Management solutions prior to making final choices and investments. Additionally, GravityRock will work with portal server providers to sell FatWire Spark portal Content Management (pCM) software. www.gravityrock.com, www.fatwire.com

COAST Adds Content QC to Microsoft Content Management Server

COAST Software Inc. announced the integration between its enterprise-based COAST Web Quality Central solution and Microsoft Content Management Server 2002. COAST Web Quality Central is a complementary solution that integrates with Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 to automate content testing and verification. Automated scans verify content based on user-defined rules within the workflow process. Pass/fail reports are then returned to the author or quality assurance team and before a document can be passed on to the next recipient or published to the Web site, any errors or issues are addressed. COAST Web Quality Central can also be used when organizations first deploy a CMS system and they have mountains of content that must be migrated into the content management repository. Using the solution from COAST Software, they can automatically scan through that content, identify any old, inappropriate or updated information and then take necessary action. www.coast.com

BEA Announces WebLogic Platform 8.1

BEA Systems, Inc. announced BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1. BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 is based on a unified architecture that includes new versions of BEA’s application server and Java virtual machine, BEA’s enterprise portal and application development framework, and BEA’s integration solution. Another component of BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1, BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1 is designed to simplify the production and management of custom-fit portals. BEA’s new portal product supports JSR 168, for portlet-level development, and JSR 170, for content management system integration. BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1 also will deliver a new portal design and development environment, based on BEA WebLogic Workshop. In addition, BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1 adds new content management capabilities, search, Web integration, and native support for wireless communications. BEA’s application server will implement both Web services security and an infrastructure for delivering SOAP messages. A beta version of BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 is available. General availability of BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 and BEA WebLogic JRockit 8.1 is scheduled for the spring. General availability of the BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1, which includes BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1, BEA WebLogic Integration 8.1, BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 and BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1, is scheduled for the summer. BEA WebLogic software is available for download. www.bea.com