Linux developer Red Hat Inc. recently announced Red Hat Database, an open source database solution based on PostgreSQL 7.1 and optimized with Red Hat Linux 7.1 for mid-sized organizations and corporate workgroups. According to the Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company, Red Hat Database bridges the gap between the Linux database market between large enterprise databases that require specialized IT skills and resources and smaller less capable databases that are affordable but not able to do Web and e-business applications. The Database offering is available for US$2,295 and includes Red Hat Database 7.1, Red Hat Linux 7.1, software CDs, documentation, and Web and telephone installation support. For details visit www.redhat.com.
PFS TraderTools LLC based in New York has announced the release of its Trillian data transport mechanism, a patent-pending technology that delivers streaming financial data and any other information to a standard Web browser or Internet client through a firewall without the need for a download or refreshing the Web page. The company said that with Trillian, any remote laptop with access to the Web can receive the same market information received on a desktop – and trade as well – without special software. The company said that although other messaging technologies can penetrate firewalls through remote HTTP tunneling, Trillian’s technology uses a proprietary method of HTTP to keep a constant connection open. Trillian is available now and pricing starts at US$25,000 on a per client/server basis. For more information visit www.tradertools.com.