Progress DataXtend Pushes Data Out to the Hinterlands
Progress Software is packaging the results of its acquisitions into a line of data synchronization products dubbed DataXtend.Progress Software Corp., which has been steadily acquiring companies for a few years, is packaging up the technologies in a line of data synchronization products dubbed DataXtend. It plans to introduce the line on Monday. The product line includes DataXtend RE (Replication Engine), a heterogenous database replication and synchronization product for mobile users and those with unreliable network connections, and DataXtend CE (Cache Engine), an enterprise database caching product for distributed applications. Vivek Singhal, vice president of technology with Progress Software Corp.s Real-Time Division, said DataXtend RE handles database replication on remote machines that would otherwise have to be deployed with their own databases.
The product takes either all or a subset of information from a central database and replicates it without an application being explicitly aware of it, Singhal said. It enables organizations to start with an application thats designed to work in fully connected modeone that accesses a database in a central locationand to deploy the database, without recoding, in a remote location.