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November 10, 1995

PLATINUM SHIPS LATEST VERSION OF INFOSESSION MIDDLEWARE

By CBR Staff Writer

Platinum Technology Inc is shipping Version 2.0 of InfoSession, its middleware that enables mainframe code to be incorporated into Unix, OS/2 and Windows programs, supposedly without programming or re-engineering. It provides SQL access to mainframe data on one or multiple connected systems enabling the synchronising of distributed database updates with a main legacy repository, modernising legacy end-user interfaces, and integrating multiple applications into a single, consistent end-user interface. As well as Unix integration, the product includes Open Database Connectivity support, SNA and TCP/IP connections, a test drive application that takes users through prototyping and testing SQL statements, and a help desk to monitor workstations connected to its applications. InfoSession prices go from $52,700; it needs MVS on the mainframe, and runs under most Unixes.

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