Marimba has made its second major move in a week to turn its push technology into a viable revenue stream .
On the heel of talks with SunSoft about embedding its software in the company's Java-based network computer, Marimba has agreed to provide the distribution and version-management technology for Corel's Office for Java suite.
Promising transparent software installations and updates to clients, Corel will employ Marimba's Castanet channel technology to push a pre-beta offering of the Office for Java application suite to users, the companies announced. IS managers will be able to use Castanet to manage applications and provide remote version-control.
Marimba announced it will begin selling shipping versions of its server-side Castanet Transmitter and its Bongo Java development toolkit next week.
Castanet server and client modules let customers "push" data via "channels" to users' desktops.
Marimba will sell its Bongo application development tool for US$495, and the low-end version of its Castanet Transmitter software will cost $995. The Castanet client-side Tuner will continue to be available at no charge.
Although Marimba hopes to receive revenue for its first products and the Corel deal, it is eyeing new markets and revenue opportunities.
Marimba Inc., in Palo Alto, California, can be reached at http://www.marimba.com/.