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IBM delivers Masala

IBM later this week will deliver its long-awaited DB2 Information Integrator, code-named Masala, which contains a sophisticated search engine that allows corporate users to dig out and analyze data across a wide range of IBM and non-IBM information data stores, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.

Tools to tame XML content

IBM later this month will demonstrate Project Cinnamon, the company's content management technology designed to ease document management and storage through XML tagging.

Avaki, Kontiki advance grids

Hoping to broaden the appeal of grid computing outside the confines of the research and academic markets, Avaki Corp. on Monday rolled out what it believes is the first Java-based data grid software for enterprise-class IT environments. Kontiki Inc., for its part, on Monday released a grid server that brings its content delivery system into the server realm, whereas previously it was only available for PCs.

IBM revs Content Manager for app development

IBM on Monday took the wraps off the first beta version of its upcoming Content Manager, Version 8 that promises to do a better job of collecting, integrating, and managing a range of text and rich media content from across an enterprise.