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UnixWare Customers Gain a Broad Range of Database Applications

DB EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq-NNM: NOVL) today announced compatibility of its UnixWare 2 Application Server with the flagship products from six leading database vendors, adding to the strong momentum that UnixWare 2 has been gathering among ISVs, OEMs, value-added resellers, and major account customers since its January, 1995 release. In partnership with Novell, these database vendors have tuned their products for optimal performance and introduced technical support for their products on UnixWare 2 -- now clearly established as the leading price/performance application server for database solutions.

The availability of leading database solutions for UnixWare 2 from Informix Software, Inc., Oracle Corp., Progress Software, Sybase, Inc., Unidata and VMARK Software, Inc., gives Novell customers the unmatched flexibility for implementing distributed databases on industry-standard hardware, downsizing mainframe databases to distributed networks, and integrating their existing databases with Novell networks. UnixWare 2's support for symmetrical multiprocessing and scalable, cost-effective Intel-based hardware sets new price/performance standards for midrange database servers.

"UnixWare 2 delivers on the performance and reliability that end users ask for in deploying business-critical database applications across their enterprises," said Don McGovern, vice president at Novell's UNIX Systems Group. "Customers benefit from ease of installation, configuration, management, unmatched NetWare integration and strong support from key database technology partners."

Novell customers now also have access to more than 5,000 packaged applications, ranging from human resources to legal to telephony applications. Several of the database partners, including Oracle Corp. and Progress Software, offer customers the right tools for implementing custom applications and for redeploying legacy applications.

"The combination of Oracle7 Workgroup Server and UnixWare 2 establishes the industry benchmark for scalability, reliability and ease- of-use at an affordable price point," said Richard French, vice president, Intel UNIX Products Division at Oracle Corp. "Utilizing these latest innovations from Novell and Oracle, software developers will be able to easily scale their applications from the workgroup to the highest level of the enterprise."

"One of our customers, a large telecommunications company, had a need for a database application server with low cost of ownership, that also could scale to take full advantage of an 8 processor Tricord system and provide excellent performance," said Roger Woolley, server product manager at Memorex-Telex, a provider of enterprise networking and storage solutions based in Irving, Texas. "UnixWare 2 was the only platform that met all their needs."

UnixWare 2 is available worldwide through the Novell authorized distribution channel. Customers should contact their local Novell Authorized Reseller or call 1-800-638-9273 in the U.S. or 801-429-5588 outside the U.S. The UnixWare 2 database solutions are available from the respective companies.

Novell's UNIX Systems Group (USG) develops and markets the UnixWare family of computing solutions. UnixWare is a powerful, cost-effective UNIX operating system that runs on industry-standard hardware, ideal for deploying business-critical and database applications across the enterprise. It represents the newest generation of UNIX System V Release 4 technology, originally developed by UNIX System Laboratories. By combining unmatched applications availability, price/performance, scalability, and network readiness, UnixWare provides an application server businesses can trust.

The business of Novell, Inc. is connecting people with other people and the information they need, enabling them to act on it anytime, anyplace. Novell is the world's leading network software provider. The company's software products provide the distributed infrastructure, network services, advanced network access and network applications required to make networked information and computing an integral part of everyone's daily life.

NOTE: Novell, the N design, NetWare and UnixWare are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Ltd. All other marks belong to their respective organizations.
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