FireScope Makes Data Access Effortless

Need Data? Not a programmer? Not a problem.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 10 -- FireScope, a leading developer of ground-breaking Service Management software, unleashed the Data Now J2EE Portlet on Friday, its latest innovation in data management.

Data Now provides users an easy way to blend data onto their portal pages from virtually any major database, and features highly accessible wizards to take out the guesswork and guide even the most inexperienced users through its five-step query process. Needless to say, SQL fluency is not a requirement. To add to its simplicity, the program is hot deployable, meaning no inconvenient restarts necessary to get underway.

"Data Now enables users to connect to a database and build complex queries without difficulty," says Mark Lynd, President of FireScope. "Not only does it help you flexibly manage data, it also ensures that individuals only see what they're allowed to see."

Free vs. EE

Data Now Details:
-- User-friendly wizards on hand, no need for SQL knowledge
-- Instant access to any standard database (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle,
-- J2EE architecture, JSR-168 compliant portlets
-- Free and purchasable editions available
-- Versions supporting JBoss, Jetspeed and IBM Websphere coming very soon

Run on several leading J2EE portals, Data Now takes the shape of both the free download, and an enhanced Enterprise Edition, which offers even more features as well as enterprise performance. The EE version allows users to filter and sort results on the fly, configure paging to accelerate performance, and connect directly to the data they need for business performance, financial information and any other relevant information.

While both versions offer quick, easy access to blend data into any major Java portal, the Enterprise Edition includes additional features such as import/export and support for additional portals such as JBoss, Jetspeed and IBM Websphere. And users opting for the expanded version shouldn't expect a hard hit to their wallets. Pricing for Data Now EE is determined by URL, available for the highly affordable fee of $159 for five Web sites.

"Data Now EE is ideal for intranets, extranets, dashboards and portals where knowledge workers can benefit from self-service access to business-critical data," says Lynd.

Screencaps of both versions are available at, and for a closer look, download the free edition of Data Now at


About FireScope

FireScope, Inc. offers a pioneering Business Service Management (BSM) solution that is revolutionizing how businesses conduct IT operations. The single-solution product, built from industry-proven, open-source software is integrated into an easy to use, Web-based dashboard and provides actionable business intelligence on how IT operations is contributing to business goals. FireScope aggregates information from any number of networked assets and includes collaboration tools and a flexible real-time analytics engine. FireScope, Inc. is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California. To learn more about FireScope and its advanced BSM solutions, visit