IBM Rational has released development tools for IBM’s new System i servers using the POWER7 processor. Rational Developer for Power Systems and Rational Team Concert for Power Systems help developers build SOA and Web 2.0 applications through a desktop GUI.

Embarcadero is offering two new ways to deliver its tools to developers. ToolCloud is lightweight server software that centrally provisions and manages Embarcadero products inside the corporate firewall. It offers centralized license administration, access control and on-demand tool access. InstantOn is an application virtualization system that lets developers run Embarcadero’s tools on their desktops without installing them, so no changes are made to the system areas of the OS or registry. Users can access the tools they need from anywhere on the network and from locked-down desktops.

Syncsort is now offering a clickstream data integration solution. The solution combines Syncsort’s high-performance data integration software, DMExpress, with optional professional services and training. According to the company, the solution reduces the time, cost and effort required for integrating large amounts of Web data, and simplifies an organization’s ability to analyze online visitor behavior via a clickstream data warehouse.

Apprenda, which makes the SaaSGrid software-as-a-service app server, is offering a new SaaSGrid API for Silverlight. This lets developers deploy Silverlight applications as part of a company’s multi-tenant SaaS environment.

CA has extended its Web access security technology to support Web applications and Web services hosted on JBoss Enterprise Middleware. CA SiteMinder and CA SOA Security Manager provide secure access management for applications and services deployed on JBoss Enterprise Middleware, including JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform.

Syncfusion has updated its .NET component suite to add support for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0. Essential Studio 2010 Volume 1 also contains a number of other enhancements to its user interface, reporting and business intelligence editions. The improvements include performance increases for Silverlight and WPF grids, new access to Oracle data sources, and outputting Silverlight reports in native Excel, PDF and Microsoft Word formats.

Intersoft Solutions has released a service pack for its Web component suite. WebUI Studio 2009 R2 SP1 adds hundreds of enhancements, plus stability improvement across the entire ASP.NET and Silverlight product lineup, including additional support for XHTML.

Alpha Software has added codeless AJAX capabilities to its Alpha Five software for building Web database applications. Alpha Five v10 also contains enhancements to its grid component, a JavaScript framework, new dialog box controls, and performance improvements to the runtime application server. There are also changes to Alpha Five’s XBasic programming language and debugger. The software costs US$349 per developer suite, $599 for the application server, and $599 for unlimited licenses to distribute runtimes of desktop applications. Alpha Five is also sold in a suite for $1,199.

Visual Numerics has released a new version of its IMSL numerical library for Absoft’s auto-parallelizing and vectorizing Pro Fortran 11.0 compilers. Available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, the IMSL Fortran 6.0 libraries are sold as upgrades to existing IMSL customers or bundled with Absoft Pro Fortran 11.0 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X/Intel. Developers using IMSL 6.0 will need Absoft Pro Fortran 11.0 for proper compatibility.

Paula Hunter has been named executive director of the CodePlex Foundation, an open-source repository established by Microsoft. Hunter is the first full-time employee of the foundation, and she previously served as director of operations for SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, and as director of marketing for Open Source Development Labs.

CA has named William McCracken as its new CEO. McCracken, who is also executive chairman, joined CA in 2007, coming from IBM.

The Oracle Applications User Group has elected David Ferguson as its 2010 president. Ferguson works at Diebold and manages the company’s Oracle software implementation.