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August 26, 1997updated 03 Sep 2016 4:35pm

TANDEM COOLS TOWARDS UNIX AND TARGETS VOLUME CLUSTERING

By CBR Staff Writer

Putting less and less emphasis on its Unix operation, Tandem Computers Inc now says it is unlikely to offer further Unix variants of its NonStop SQL/MX object relational database as it said it would back in March this year. NonStop SQL/MX is the new name Tandem gave its ServerWare database, which is out with early adopters at the moment and should see a general release before the end of the year. While it says that the database was actually designed with the ability to run on other platforms in mind, it says that it is now aiming it solely at what it describes as the volume clustering market: Windows NT customers or those on its own Himalaya platform. Other Unix customers as far as it’s concerned can use Informix or Oracle. However, Tandem says it is still unable to put a date on the third party database support for its Data Mining Server. Data Mining Server is the company’s mining offering for which it has found support from Angoss Software International Inc; Data Distilleries BV; Magnify Inc; NeoVista Inc; and Syllogic BV. Tandem says it’s putting the functionality found in its Data Mining Server into the next release of the NonStop SQL/MX database’s engine to improve its performance. That release should be out on the market by early next year.

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