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Pervasive Software Releases New Application Server for Linux

Pervasive Software Inc. (PVSW) Tuesday released its Tango 2000 Application Server for the open-source Linux environment.

Versions of the application server product for Red Hat Linux, Caldera OpenLinux and SuSE Linux are expected to be available for shipping by year end.

The Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux scales applications ranging from those of small business to those of large enterprise, and the server architecture supports multiplatform clustering and failover capabilities. The product also includes self-monitoring tools to support server reliability and availability.

Tango 2000 is a next-generation development studio designed to dramatically improve the amount of time necessary to develop and deploy critical e-business applications. The product enables developers to create and deploy the dynamic, database-driven Web applications that today's customers require — quickly, cost-effectively and with remarkable flexibility, according to a statement issued by Pervasive.

Tango 2000's sophisticated yet easy-to-use technology has an open, extensible architecture, and the product provides best-of-breed Web development capabilities for users with varying skill levels.

Pervasive first entered the Linux market in October 1999 when it shipped Pervasive.SQL Server for Linux. The Pervasive.SQL 2000 database engine is included in the Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux. It provides developers with a low-cost, zero-administration and robust deployment solution for Web and e-business applications, a statement issued by Pervasive said.

In addition to integrating with Pervasive.SQL 2000, the Tango 2000 Application Server can connect directly to Oracle and other leading databases through ODBC drivers — even if the databases reside on different platforms. Indirect access to most other databases is also enabled through Java.

Pervasive is currently accepting orders for the Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux. Versions are available for Red Hat Linux 5.2 and higher, Caldera OpenLinux 2.2 and higher, and SuSE Linux 6.1 and higher.

The product is priced from $1,295 for the Small Business Edition, to $25,000 for the Corporate Edition for an entire cluster.

A trial version of the Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux, as well as pricing information for Solaris, Windows NT and Macintosh versions, can be found on Pervasive's Web site.