Omniscience Object Technology, Inc. introduces first ORDBMS for Windows.SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 1995--Omniscience Object Technology, Inc. today announced Omniscience Omniscience
shrewd god; knew everything in advance. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]
knows all: past, present, and future. Object-Relational Database A database that provides both relational and object database capabilities. See universal server. Management System (ORDBMS (Object Relational DBMS) See universal server. ), a production quality object and 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. that is robust in functionality, light weight, supports native 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 complies to standards for todays Windows applications A program that is written to run under Microsoft's Windows operating system. Such applications typically run under all 32-bit versions of Windows, but earlier applications might also run under the 16-bit versions (Windows 3.x) as well. See Windows. .
In delivering Omniscience ORDBMS 2.0, Omniscience becomes the first vendor in the industry to offer the ability to handle interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other. across different language interfaces, notably seamless interoperability of data between SQL and object databases in a single Windows program.
Omniscience ORDBMS allows application developers to leverage the robust features and reliability of the relational model See relational database.
relational model - relational data model with the productivity and performance enhancements of the object database model.
Omniscience ORDBMS 2.0 - Product Features:
--Robust ORDBMS - A developer will find it easy to make C/C++ objects persistent with the database functionality that supports: sophisticated caching, robust rollback and crash recovery, powerful query capability, intelligent database compaction, b-tree and hash indexes, and enhanced performance.
--Light Weight - Omniscience ORDBMS is based on an efficient and compact object kernel that is a light weight DBMS with a very small footprint. In general, Omniscience ORDBMS operates comfortably on machines with small configurations, such as notebook computers running Microsoft Windows.
--Standards - An important aspect of the Omniscience ORDBMS is the conformance to standards. Omniscience is the first to support both the object-oriented C++ language bindings defined in the ODMG-93 standard, and SQL standards including ANSI SQL-92 and ODBC 2.0.
--Interoperability - The Omniscience ORDBMS supports both relational and object database models. So the user's existing applications can be readily ported without a paradigm shift, while their new applications can be built with a paradigm best suited for the complexity and access pattern of the data to be managed. Omniscience's interoperability feature supports objects across data models and languages. It is a natural but significant extension to multi-lingual support. For example, a row in an SQL table can be directly accessed and manipulated by a C++ program. Conversely, instances of a C++ class can be queried by an SQL select statement as though they were rows in an SQL table. Omniscience's interoperability of objects across languages provides a powerful and efficient mechanism for applications to share objects directly, regardless of their implementation languages and paradigms. This capability enables the Omniscience ORDBMS to serve as a common repository for virtually all applications.Availability and Pricing
Omniscience ORDBMS Standard Edition 2.0 is available immediately on Windows 3.1 (16 bit). Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. (32-bit), and Solaris A multitasking, multiprocessing operating system from Sun that runs on SPARC and x86-based computers. In 2005, Sun made Solaris free and open source. Known for its robustness and scalability, Solaris provides an enterprise-wide Unix environment that can manage thousands of nodes from one . A special promotional price has been set for the Windows 3.1 version for $99.00 until August 1, 1995. A Macintosh version of Omniscience ORDBMS Standard Edition will be available within 90 days. A Power Mac version will be available later in 1995.
Omniscience Object Technology, Inc. was founded in 1992. Omniscience is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. with its headquarters located in Santa Clara, California Santa Clara, California (IPA: /ˌsæntəˈklærə/) , founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852, is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. . Omniscience's founding engineering team consists of experienced people who have built previous database products in the software industry from Sybase, Ingres, and Versant, as well as leading research projects in both relational and object-oriented databases See object database.
(database) object-oriented database - (OODB) A system offering DBMS facilities in an object-oriented programming environment. Data is stored as objects and can be interpreted only using the methods specified by its class. .
Omniscience develops and markets Omniscience Object-Relational Database Management System (ORDBMS), a production quality object and relational database that is robust in functionality, light weight, supports native SQL, and complies to standards for todays Windows applications. Omniscience is the first vendor in the industry to offer the ability to handle interoperability across different language interfaces, notably seamless interoperability of data between SQL and object databases in a single Windows program. Omniscience ORDBMS is currently shipping on Windows 3.1 (16-bit), Windows NT (32-bit), and Solaris.
For more information about Omniscience, contact Carol Garnett, director of corporate marketing at 408/562-0752. -0-
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CONTACT: Omniscience, Inc
Carol Garnett, 408/562-0752