Liant Releases Latest Version of Relativity Based On Newly Patented Technology.AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1998--Liant Software Corporation today released the Relativity v3.01 Data Manager for RM/COBOL and Micro Focus COBOL COBOL: see programming language.
in full Common Business-Oriented Language.
High-level computer programming language, one of the first widely used languages and for many years the most popular language in the business community. .
This new release is the single-tier configuration of the product, in which the complete Relativity DBMS (DataBase Management System) Software that controls the organization, storage, retrieval, security and integrity of data in a database. It accepts requests from the application and instructs the operating system to transfer the appropriate data. (database management system) resides on a single, 32-bit Windows system. A client/server configuration, called the Data Server, was released in September of this year. In either configuration, the same Windows-based Relativity Designer is used to define the database model that will be seen by the end users.
In October, the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. Patent Office issued a patent to Liant for the unique technology at the heart of the Relativity COBOL database management system. Additional patent applications covering this software are pending in the United Kingdom and Japan.
Relativity(R) is unlike every other data access middleware product. Other products attempt to solve the legacy data access problem either by converting a snapshot of the data into an approximation within a traditional relational database relational database
Database in which all data are represented in tabular form. The description of a particular entity is provided by the set of its attribute values, stored as one row or record of the table, called a tuple. or by providing a generic gateway between legacy data storage systems and ODBC-aware applications, with virtually no knowledge of the true structure of the data. In this sense such products are often merely ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides a common language for Windows applications to access databases on a network. "drivers" for one or more file access methods. The problem with this approach is that the data itself is not relational, and the gateway products do little or nothing to make it so. As a result, most of the power and utility of SQL SQL
in full Structured Query Language.
Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results. and relational databases is never unleashed.
In contrast, Relativity is designed not as a generic "driver," but as a COBOL-specific database engine. It handles all of the COBOL data types and structures, and it provides features to map COBOL record areas into one or more truly relational entities.
At the heart of Relativity is its patented COBOL language-centric SQL access technology. This allows almost any COBOL application data file to be represented by well normalized relational tables. This, along with the ODBC and JDBC (Java DataBase Connectivity) A programming interface that lets Java applications access a database via the SQL language. Since Java interpreters (Java Virtual Machines) are available for all major client platforms, this allows a platform-independent database interface provided by Relativity, means that the full power of SQL and ODBC are available to the end user of modern information access tools and applications.
Pricing and Availability
The Relativity v3.01 Data Manager is now shipping through Liant Software's network of VARs, ISVs and distributors. A Relativity developer system, including the Data Manager, starts at approximately $3,000.
Liant Software Corporation
Liant Software Corporation, known world-wide as the provider of the RM/COBOL application development system, has been a principal provider of open systems development tools for over 20 years.
The company's broad portfolio of software development products integrates the legacy business logic of COBOL applications with newer technologies, allowing application portability across a variety of hardware platforms Each hardware platform, or CPU family, has a unique machine language. All software presented to the computer for execution must be in the binary coded machine language of that CPU. Following is a list of the major hardware platforms in existence today. See platform. and operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. .
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