Executive Summary

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-06-10 Print this article Print

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Organizations deploying applications to Pocket PCs using both wireless-enabled and stand-alone devices will find Adaptivitys transparent support for data synchronization, message queuing and local data access a powerful—although expensive—combination.

Cost Analysis

Adaptivity is a big fish in a little pond, so prices are high. Production deployment server licenses start at $90,000 before additional per-user fees. Roll-your-own applications built on top of a PDA-enabled database will be much cheaper in dollar costs but much higher in labor and support costs.

(+) PDA client software is very powerful, including database, message queuing and Web server components; development tool is easy to use and supports PDA and wireless applications.

(-) Supports only Pocket PC 2000 and 2002 clients (BlackBerry and Palm support is planned for the fourth quarter); 64MB of memory is recommended; programming language is proprietary; data sources must return data in XML format.
  • Palms Identicon DB
  • Sybases iAnywhere m-Business Studio
  • IBMs DB2 Everyplace Mobile Application Builder
  • www.iconverse.com/products/adaptivity.asp

    Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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