NEW ORLEANS, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CA-WORLD -- Computer Associates
International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) (CA) today outlined an aggressive research and
development program to extend the products and technologies obtained in its
recent acquisition of PLATINUM technology International, inc.
In roadmaps distributed at CA-WORLD 1999 and PLATforum, CA unveiled
details of its commitment to enhance and extend the PLATINUM products and
integrate those technologies with CA solutions to rapidly deliver tangible
benefits to clients.
"Less than two months after completing the largest software acquisition in
history, we are pleased to detail our plans to extend, enhance and integrate
PLATINUM product lines with CA solutions," said Yogesh Gupta, CA senior vice
president of product strategy. "The synergies between the product lines are
According to Gupta, CA's strategy is to seamlessly meld CA and PLATINUM
resources to help organizations radically improve all aspects of application
development, data management, security, and e-commerce.
The roadmaps cover application development, data warehousing and business
intelligence, enterprise performance and database management, DB2 solutions,
job management, and security. A synopsis follows:
Application Development -- Leveraging PLATINUM's best-of-breed solutions
for managing application development and deployment, CA will deliver ADvantage
TND to improve design and deployment of a new generation of business
applications. The ADvantage TND solution suite seamlessly integrates with the
Jasmine TND infrastructure, enabling shared services across tools to have the
same powerful implementation and ease of use.
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence -- PLATINUM's strengths in the
data warehousing, data mining, and data modeling spaces will extend CA's
industry-leading Unicenter TND and Jasmine TND solutions to provide a unique
warehousing solution, DecisionBase TND. DecisionBase TND addresses the full
spectrum of warehousing needs: analysis and design, deployment, asset and
inventory, and intelligence and visualization. DecisionBase TND will also
exploit ADvisor TND, extending this technology from its roots as an
application life cycle tool to provide a new Web portal to support warehouse
development and deployment as well as delivery of business intelligence.
Enterprise Performance and Database Management -- CA will integrate
PLATINUM technologies with CA's Unicenter TNG Framework and Jasmine TND to
create a new solution suite, ManageIT, to provide the most comprehensive
performance and database management solutions on the market. ManageIT
solutions address the critical issues of monitoring and management of
databases, applications and their underlying systems from a "business process
DB2 Solutions -- CA will leverage PLATINUM's leadership in the DB2
management space by providing a comprehensive portfolio of advanced solutions
that enable clients to reduce the time, effort and human error involved in
implementing, maintaining and maximizing the availability of efficient DB2
applications. As part of this far-reaching commitment, CA will deliver
production releases of DB2 solutions that exploit DB2 Version 6 --including
backup and recovery, database administration, database design, fast utilities
and database performance management/analysis. CA will extend the DB2 solution
family with CA-Insight for monitoring the DB2 runtime environment. In
addition, DB2 customers will benefit from the Unicenter TNG agent for DB2, and
integration with the Unicenter TNG infrastructure.
Job Management -- The integration of AutoSys with CA's scheduling
solutions will deliver the most sophisticated and comprehensive job management
for today's enterprise. CA will continue to market the AutoSys job management
as a stand-alone solution. By integrating AutoSys Job Vision and CA's Job
Flow Technology, CA will deliver visualization for both the static definitions
as well as the dynamic status of job-streams.
Security -- CA will aggressively enhance PLATINUM/MEMCO SeOS and Single
Sign-On security solutions through new features and functions and integration
with CA security offerings. In addition, CA will offer eTrust, a broad-based
solution that supports customers' e-business initiatives with the industry's
most comprehensive portfolio of integrated security, privacy and trust
The roadmaps are available at http://www.cai.com/products/roadmaps and
from local CA offices.
"The more our clients know about our products and offerings, the better
they will be able to take advantage of them," said Gupta. "With that in mind,
we encourage our clients to make full use of the roadmaps as they prepare
their own IT strategies for the new millennium."
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), the world leader in
mission-critical business computing, provides software, support and
integration services in more than 100 countries around the world. CA has more
than 14,000 employees and had revenue of $5.3 billion in fiscal year 1999.
For more information about CA, please call 516-342-5224 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. CA's World Wide Web address is http://www.cai.com.
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SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.