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CNET News.com: Informix takes different road to the Net

Jul 21, 1999, 21:59 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Following the footsteps of archrival Oracle, Informix tomorrow will begin selling an Internet-focused database for deploying Web-based applications. The new database, called the Informix Internet Foundation.2000, offers many of the same features as the Web-centric Oracle 8i database released four months ago."

"Despite similarities with Oracle 8i, Informix said its new entry is part of the company's goal of setting itself apart from its competitors. While Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft have added new features to their monolithic databases, Informix earlier this year decided to slice its database into two: one aimed at the Internet and the other for data warehousing..."

"The new database... supports Microsoft's COM programming model and offers connectors to enterprise resource planning and other databases. It runs on Unix, Windows NT, and Linux operating systems."

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