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Technology Leaders Informix and SAP Move to Deliver Enterprise Applications on LinuxMar 18, 1999, 15:41 (2 Talkback[s])
Informix and SAP have announced that they are working together to deliver a Linux-based R/3 solution running on Informix Dynamic Server. The announcement came at this year's CeBIT show in Hannover Germany. Over the last 9 months most vendors have announced support for, or delivered product on Linux -- this is one of the first examples of two major software vendors collaborating on a Linux solution. This new level of collaboration between major vendors on Linux solutions will ultimately make Linux a more powerful alternative to NT.
Now that Informix has delivered multiple database products on Linux as well as a number of tool products the company has moved into the partnering and channel solutions section of its Linux program. The partnership with SAP, along with recent alliances with HP, Red Hat, SuSE and Jones Business Systems demonstrate Informix's commitment to the Linux environment.
-- Informix Dynamic Server and SAP R/3 Forge New Ground For Linux --
CeBIT, Hannover -- March 18, 1999 -- Informix® Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in enterprise database-powered solutions and award winning Linux vendor, today announced joint efforts within the SAP initiative to deliver SAP R/3 on Linux. The partnership will have SAP's R/3 fully supported on Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite and available to mutual customers.
"Informix helped to spark the Linux revolution in the enterprise several months ago when we launched the first commercial database for Linux," said Bob Finocchio, chairman and CEO of Informix. "Today, through our joint efforts with SAP, Linux becomes even more mainstream and reaches a new level in supporting mission-critical business operations."
SAP expects to release R/3 on Linux in the third quarter of 1999. Once general availability is announced, an SAP R/3 and Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite bundle will be available through traditional SAP distribution channels.
"The demand for R/3 on Linux has been impressive, easily exceeding our expectations," stated Horst-Udo Schulte, director corporate alliance Informix at SAP AG. "Because high performance databases like Informix Dynamic Server are already commercially available for development, we are able to deliver our products on Linux very quickly. We believe the combination of SAP and Informix on Linux makes a very attractive enterprise solution."
Informix was the first major database vendor to deliver product on Linux. International distribution of Informix products on Linux has exceeded expectations with more than 175,000 copies of Informix databases on Linux distributed over the last six months.
"Informix has been ahead of the Linux curve for some time now," said Janet Smith, director of product marketing and management at Informix. "Because the Informix databases and tools have been available for months, we're able to move past the product delivery phase and concentrate on developing multiple channel and software partnerships. The relationship with SAP is one of our most significant partnerships."
Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite
Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite provides the Linux community with a potent, enterprise-class, easily managed database architecture with excellent price performance and developer support. Informix Dynamic Server is the only enterprise-class database architecture that meets the needs of companies seeking a single database engine that features reliability, high performance, scalability, and the ability to manage all kinds of data. Informix Dynamic Server is currently used as the database engine for over 1,500 SAP R/3 customers.
SAP R/3 and its components are unmatched at integrating and improving business practices. For businesses of every size and industry, R/3 products offer an unbeatable combination of functionality, flexibility and technology, enabling companies to respond quickly to change.
During CeBIT Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite for SAP R/3 is shown at the Informix booth, hall 1, 4D2. The demo can also be seen during CeBIT at SAP's booth, hall 2, C02 and Compaq's booth, hall 1, 4H2.
Informix Corporation, based in Menlo Park, California, provides innovative database products that assist the world's major corporations to attain competitive advantage. Informix is widely recognized as the technology leader for corporate computing environments ranging from small workgroups to very large parallel processing applications. Informix's database server, application development tools, superior customer service, and strong partnerships enable the company to be at the forefront of major information technology solution areas including data warehousing, high performance OLTP, and Web/e-commerce. For more information, contact the sales office nearest you or visit our Web site at http://www.informix.com.
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