Presentation on theme: "Red Soft strategy presentation and Q&A Nikolay Samofatov, Chief Technology Officer RED SOFT CORPORATION."— Presentation transcript:
Red Soft strategy presentation and Q&A Nikolay Samofatov, Chief Technology Officer RED SOFT CORPORATION
Situation: major organizations are using Firebird for non business-critical applications Military and special services Worldwide trend is to integrate military projects with civil products and services Public sector Policies to prefer Open Source products in many countries. Open development process requirements for critical infrastructure projects. Enterprises Large enterprises tend to fall under strict procurement rules similar to public sector
Policies appear to be very favorable towards Open Source products in organizations. What formal criteria prevents Firebird from being used to build Tier 1 (business critical) applications?
Procurement rules Technical requirements Security regulations compliance requirements Service level requirements On-site support for closed-circuit applications Response time requirements Organizational requirements Manufacturer Authorization Forms Warranties Cross-certification
How do we deliver against the requirements of major organizations? Partnerships Hardware makers Software developers Support organizations Own R&D effort Security Enterprise functionality Third line support Organizational support Legal Certification Project management, consulting, outsourcing services
The policy for the engine source code availability Publish source code and patches against base engine code base at the release time Collaborate with the key members of the project during specification and implementation phases We announce the functionality we work on in mailing lists and at conferences, so interested parties may join Review and submit the code for inclusion into the tree in compliance with the Firebirds rigorous code quality standards
Red Database 2.0 features Unified Windows and UNIX installers Integrated packaging NBackup improvements Profiling API Replication, Publication, Mirroring Foundation for data warehousing and systems integration
Red Database 2.1 planned functionality SuperClassic engine architecture Security model overhaul to conform to international and country-specific security standards, e.g. ISO/IEC 17799:2005 Java and C/C++ Stored Procedures Stored Procedure debugger Full Text Search
Other Red Soft products Red Control Flexible Firebird-based knowledge management system Red Warehouse BI toolset based on Open Source technology and Firebird. Mondrian is used as the MDX engine. Red Olap Navigator GWT-based user-friendly front-end for the BI system. Source code to be open soon.
Questions and Contacts RED SOFT CORPORATION Nikolay Samofatov, Chief Technology Officer Office Phone: