Sims Computing today announced the release of Flux, the Enterprise Job Scheduler, version 2.1. In version 2.1, Flux remains lightweight yet adds several new features to provide more flexibility for scheduling within enterprise
applications.
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Sims Computing Releases Flux 2.1

March 12, 2001 -- Billings, Montana -- Sims Computing today announced
the release of Flux, the Enterprise Job Scheduler, version 2.1. In
version 2.1, Flux remains lightweight yet adds several new features to
provide more flexibility for scheduling within enterprise
applications.

"Job scheduling is an essential feature within cutting-edge enterprise
systems," says David Sims, president of Sims Computing. "Flux
continues to provide well-rounded functionality for the J2EE component
market. We are proud to offer this new release as an amalgamation of
user demand and the creativity of the Sims Computing team."

Flux 2.1 is a Java software component that performs sophisticated job
scheduling and job queuing for Java [TM] and Java 2 Enterprise Edition
[TM] (J2EE) applications. Job scheduling is concerned with executing
the correct task, on the correct day, and at the correct time. When
deployed as a server-side component, Flux naturally integrates with
J2EE applications. Flux 2.1 also includes queuing, scalability,
holiday calendars, and an audit trail. Flux is application server and
database independent.


FEATURES

The following features are just a few of the highlights in the Flux
2.1 release:

Job Completed Listener
* React to failed jobs and apply your custom job retry policy.

Database Connection Retrieval
* Flux can retrieve database connections from an application server's
  database connection pool. Flux can also create a database connection
  if provided JDBC driver information.

Pause and Resume for Individual Queues
* Flux queues can be paused and resumed individually.


INTEGRATION

Optionally, Flux integrates tightly with J2EE applications, including
Enterprise JavaBeans and JMS messages. Flux is application server and
database independent. Flux has been tested against Sybase EAServer,
BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, Orion, and Allaire JRun application
servers in addition to Sybase ASE and ASA, Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft,
and Hypersonic SQL databases. For more information, visit
http://www.simscomputing.com/products/flux.


AVAILABILITY

Flux 2.1 is available through the Sims Computing web site at
www.simscomputing.com. The Flux 2.1 upgrade is available free to
customers with a Sims Computing maintenance contract. For additional
information, contact info at simscomputing dot com or call (406) 656-7398.

ABOUT SIMS COMPUTING

Sims Computing, Inc., founded in 1997, develops enterprise software
components, provides training on enterprise technology, and offers
mentoring services to companies developing enterprise
applications. Sims Computing introduced Flux, the Enterprise Job
Scheduler, in September 2000. Today, Flux supplies scheduling
solutions for companies within many industries including finance,
insurance, telecommunications, electronics, manufacturing, B2B
software solutions, customer relationship management (CRM), and health
care throughout four continents. For more infomation, visit
http://www.simscomputing.com.

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