"IBM and Informix Corporation have announced that IBM will
acquire the assets of Informix Software, Informix's database
business, for $1 billion."
"Under the terms of the deal, Informix's business operations
will be integrated into IBM's data management division. IBM will
continue to market and sell Informix database products, and the
companies said they plan to continue providing support and updates
to existing Informix customers, which include Verizon, Deutsche
Telecom, Sears, and Sabre."