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Net.DB From Centura Provides Easy Access To Data

Centura Software Corporation announced the release of Centura net.DB, a tool that allows users to navigate, query, and publish database information and graphics.

"We recognized the need for customers to allow end-users direct access to corporate information in a cost-effective manner. With Centura net.DB, non-programmers can take advantage of interactive content either via the Internet, an extranet or an intranet environment. This provides quick satisfaction for the end-user and significant cost savings for the business," said Scott Broomfield, Centura's Chief Executive Officer.

With Centura net.DB, customers can navigate, query, and publish database data, including graphs, charts and images. It provides a simple point-and-click method that allows users to query a database and then view the results as HTML pages. It works with any major Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

Users may query a company phone directory, or perform tasks such as sales order and inventory tracking, help-desk management, customer support and account management. Although designed for non-programmers, it is, says the vendor, sufficiently versatile to allow experienced users to create their own ad hoc queries.

Centura net.DB's features include a browser-based interface; connectivity to any database that supports ODBC, and easy installation on any server running Windows NT or Windows 95.

The vendor (formerly Gupta Corporation) says the new system is already available for testing, and will be shipped in April.