The latest offering from HPC Systems is the HiPerDisk Storage System, the company's highest density SAS/SATA JBOD storage solution for enterprise applications. The HiPerDisk features 42 hot-swap drives in a 4U rackmount enclosure with up to 84TB of storage that will support high-capacity SAS or SATA drives individually or simultaneously, a feature that enables enterprise customers to standardize on one system for all three application data types: transactional, high-bandwidth and reference data. Designed for no active single point of failure, the HiPerDisk features single- or dual-controller modules, each consisting of three mini-SAS (4x) ports. A hot-swap redundant power supply and fans are provided for optimal enterprise reliability.
Giving some overdue love to the database sector, AquaFold recently announced version 8.0 of Aqua Data Studio, a universal database administration software that simplifies the visualization and manipulation of multiple relational databases from within a single interface. The new v8.0 of Aqua Data Studio extends native support for the leading data warehousing and high-performance relational databases, including Teradata, DB2 for z/OS, Sybase IQ 15 and nCluster from Aster Data Systems. Thus, users will benefit from the features and functionality they are accustomed to when working with Aqua Data Studio's existing support tools for Oracle, DB2 for LUW, DB2 for iSeries, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, Informix, Apache Derby and PostgreSQL. Another key feature is the extension of the Entity-Relationship Modeler, now with the ability to convert or translate an ER model from one database to another. Finally, users will enjoy the ability to export to ERX format, import object schemas into existing databases and compare schema objects of different models within the same or different databases.
Publisher Wrox says that Ian Lawrence and Rodrigo Lopes' new book Professional Ubuntu Mobile Development is the world's first on the topic. The platform is quickly being adopted to provide a wide range of services on mobile devices, from Web to e-mail to messaging to GPS and more. This book is intended to show how to implement solutions for original equipment manufacturers and independent software vendors wishing to go to market using Ubuntu Mobile. The material also covers setting up Linux for mobile application development, the difference between developing on a mobile Internet device and a regular desktop environment, step-by-step tutorials and more good stuff.
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