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October 25, 1995


By CBR Staff Writer

Framingham, Massachusetts-based Praxis International Inc is now shipping its OmniReplicator bi-directional data replication software for data warehousing environments, with support for multiple databases. It was originally expected in the first quarter (CI No 2,611), but development and testing has taken longer than anticipated, according to the company. The software is one of three data warehouse technologies Praxis is developing; the others are OmniWarehouse and OmniInfo. OmniWarehouse, Praxis’ own multi-dimensional database for warehousing, is expected around the turn of the year and is basically a re-write of the company’s Model 204 database. Whether the OmniInfo warehouse query mechanism will ever make it to market is unclear; if it does it will be significantly different from the plans that were originally announced last October. OmniReplicator 1.0 supports bi-directional or one-way data replication between IBM Corp DB2, Informix Software Inc, Oracle Corp, Sybase Inc and Praxis’ open Model 204 databases. It supports one-way replication to AS/400, CA-OpenIngres, DB2/6000, Informix, Oracle Rdb, System 1032 and Teradata. The company will only uprate the one-way links for bi-directional replication if customers demand it. Version 1.0 costs from $20,000 to $100,000 now, and is up on most Unixes. Model 204 support is expected next month, with DB2 in November and Informix in December.

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