If you’re using
for your relational database needs under Mac OS X, you might be interested in a new application that’s being worked on by FrontBase Inc. called FrontBase Manager — it’s a Mac OS X-native application designed to provide you with complete remote control of FrontBase databases.
The software is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware application, which means that you can create multiple connections to the same database without creating data deadlock, according to the developer. You can also drag and drop rows of data to tab-delimited text straight into Microsoft Excel, Word, or any application that accepts text drags.
Key features of FrontBase Manager include:
Remote management for FrontBase databases
Ability to start and stop databases
Ability to configure IP access filtering
Monitor database status, access and usage
FrontBase Manager is still in development, and it’ll be released early in the third quarter. FrontBase will bundle the application with the database software upon release. Licensing for FrontBase varies depending on the deployment used — the company offers a free version all the way up to an enterprise-wide license that costs about $50K. More details are available from the
FrontBase Web site.