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October 24, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

DEC and Ashton-Tate Corp yesterday duly revealed the anticipated agree ment (CI No 1,042) under which Ashton-Tate will develop, and DEC will market and support, versions of Ashton-Tate’s dBase database management and applications development software for the DEC computing environment. The Torrance, California company will develop character-based dBase products for VAX users with VT terminals, and graphics based products for DECwindows/XUI workstations, with modules to run under both VAX/VMS and the Ultrix Unixalike operating systems, and to provide local and remote transparent data access and sharing with VAX Rdb/VMS, and native dBase databases. An MS DOS-to-VAX database link is included in the agreement to enable MS-DOS dBase applications running on networked micros or ones connected to DEC’s new PCLan/Server 2000, to access data in remote DEC Rdb/VMS databases transparently. Transparent read only access to mainframe databases from dBase is part of the plan, including connections to IBM’s DB2 and Cullinet Software Inc’s IDMS/R, achieved through DEC’s Vida and DECnet/OSI SNA Gateways to IBM networks. No timetable for the products nor financial details of the pact were given by either party. Beating its latest self-imposed deadline by a week, Aston-Tate Corp yesterday began shipping the delayed dBase IV version to its customers.

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