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Lantica Software, LLC
PO Box 27
Penn's Park, PA 18940
Phone: (800) 410-6315
Attn: William Halpern - CEO
Philadelphia, PA - April 09, 2003 - Lantica Software develops a truly cross-platform database product for the SOHO market.
With the battle raging between Windows and Linux, it's important for business users to be able to keep their options open. As an increasing number of small businesses turn to Linux for their server requirements, the need for a small business database that can run on both Windows and Linux becomes more apparent. Sesame, a new database product from Lantica Software, is built to meet that need. Rather than building the program on one platform, then porting to the other, Sesame development and testing occurs simultaneously on both Windows and Linux, using the exact same code. "It keeps us honest," says Mark Lasersohn, the lead programmer for Sesame, "In order to stay compatible, we have to look for the simple, clean solutions. Ninety-eight percent of the code is identical between the two platforms. We are very focused on maximizing both the system compatibility and the life span of this product." Because of this philosophy, Sesame features the ability to run on either Windows or Linux. Sesame can also be used in a hybrid environment, with Windows clients accessing data on a Linux server, or vice versa, even across the Internet. According to Erika Yoxall, Lantica's Technical Coordinator, "The real advantage to this approach is that a business that is currently using Windows can decide to switch to Linux without the huge hassle of converting their critical business information. They can even try out a different operating system on one or two workstations and still be able to use their data in the same program that they are used to. It's one less thing to worry about when trying to make the decision."
Sesame is currently in Beta release. There are plans to provide future versions of Sesame for Mac OS X and several flavors of Unix, such as BSD, Sun's Solaris, HP's HPUX and SGI's IRIX.
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At present, we are using Sesame to manage about 30,000 products on our e-commerce website. Sesame handles all the pricing, product descriptions, thumbnail and detailed images, etc. We can effortlessly email our customers invoices, order confirmations, print packing slips, sales totals, etc.
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