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November 10, 1995

PLATINUM BUILDS ITS OPEN ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FROM BROWNSTONE, RELTECH ACQUISITIONS

By CBR Staff Writer

Through its acquisition frenzy, Platinum Technology Inc has been busy building its POEMS Platinum Open Enterprise Management System into a recognisable offering and reckons that with the client-server edition of its mainframe data repository, Platinum Repository/Open Enterprise Edition (CI No 2,772), a critical part of the structure that makes up the system is now in place. The Platinum Repository/Open Enterprise Edition toolset, son of its Brownstone Data Dictionary/Solution and RelTech Group Inc DB/Excel acquisitions (CI Nos 2,608, 2,640), comes in where CA-Unicenter and Tivoli Mnagament Envrionment cannot play, the company claims, providing a repository for data warehousing and systems management. Warehousing and systems management require data management and access and a repository to store components. What makes Platinum Repository/Open Enterprise Edition different from other offerings, the company claims, are tools that can access and manipulate data, as well as storing it like most other repositories. Add-on tools such as InfoRefiner extract sequential data from legacy systems and convert it into relational database formats. PR/OEE is available for use with all Platinum Open Enterprise Management System elements, which include other application development and database tools. The repository starts at $50,000 and is up under AIX, HP-UX and Solaris running Oracle and Sybase SQL Server 10. It will be available in the first quarter of 1996. With Platinum Repository/Open Enterprise Edition data repository in place, the company said it is winning the battle to integrate its myriad acquisitions – some 14 over the last year. It plans to integrate the 25 products it has via a common messaging layer called Oasis, supporting Remote Procedure Calls, TCP/IP and SmartSockets, a WinSock-type protocol to connect Unix, MVS, VMS, AS/400, NetWare and NT, as well as a series of event managers components due in the first quarter of next year. Platinum is also working on support for Informix DSA, Dynamic Scalable Architecure.

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