Informix Software Inc has signed an agreement with Arix Corp of San Jose, California, formerly Arete Systems. Under the agreement, all Informix database products are available on the Arix line of Unix-based multiprocessor systems. Informix was attracted to the deal because of Arix’s strength in international markets. Mike Lambert, Arix’s vice president of marketing and sales, says that the volume of customer requests for Informix made it viable to sell and support the products itself. Lambert sees the combination of Informix’s Turbo product and Arix’s hardware providing a platform for high performance database transaction processing. Informix-SQL, -4GL, -Turbo, C-ISAM, ESQL/C and /Cobol are available on the Arix 800s, 1200 and 1600.