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Informix Denies Patent Infringement Allegations by IBM


On February 7, Informix Corporation (NASDAQ:IFMX) announced it was vigorously denying accusations by International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) of patent infringement in some of Informix's core database technology, and may launch a counter-suit.

informix  filed an action against Informix in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware alleging infringement of several United States patents owned by IBM. Informix strongly believes that the allegations are utterly devoid of merit and intends to defend the action vigorously and to assert such claims against IBM as may be appropriate. IBM accuses Informix of patent infringements in several of its database-related products, including Informix-OnLine and Informix-OnLine Dynamic Server, two of Read More

Informix XML’s Its Metadata Transport Layer


Informix® Corporation, has announced an XML Document Type Definition (DTD) for Extraction, Transformation, and Transport (ETT) of metadata. The DTD is designed to allow metadata sharing between different vendors’ products using the open XML standard.

informix  Its Metadata Transport Layer Informix XML''s Its Metadata Transport Layer M. Reed - May 22 , 2000 Event Summary MENLO PARK, Calif. and Westboro, Mass.- April 18, 2000- Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), a software vendor specializing in infrastructure for the i.Economy, announced the industry''s first XML Document Type Definition (DTD) for Extraction, Transformation, and Transport (ETT) metadata. Informix''s XML DTD will enable more complete metadata sharing, easing business-to-business collaboration and Read More

Informix Decides to Start Analyzing Websites


Informix, a leader in data warehousing and business intelligence software, has developed an application named i. Decide Web Success that promises to provide dot-coms and clicks-and-mortar organizations with a database independent platform for analyzing their web data.

informix  to Start Analyzing Websites Informix Decides to Start Analyzing Websites L. Talarico - October 13, 2000 Event Summary Informix Corporation (Nasdaq: IFMX), recently announced that i.Decide Web Success, an application promising to provide e-businesses a set of tools to integrate web data with enterprise data, would be available November 15. i.Decide Web Success has analytical capabilities that combine traditional business intelligence tools with web monitoring and analysis tools. Informix is able to Read More

Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing


Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a transaction valued, on a fully diluted basis, at approximately $880 million, based on the closing price of Informix common stock on November 30, 1999. The combination creates a $1 billion company in open software infrastructure for what Informix refers to as the "i.Economy". Ardent's components and solutions will continue to be marketed independent of the underlying database technology.

informix  the closing price of Informix common stock on November 30, 1999. The combination accelerates the strategies of both companies and creates a $1 billion market leader in open software infrastructure for the i.Economy. According to Jean-Yves Dexmier, president and chief executive officer of Informix, In today''s i.Economy, businesses must continually update their product offerings and business processes to remain competitive. The Web is where customers, partners and prospects go to obtain information, buy Read More

Informix Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database


Informix announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux.

informix  Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux. Informix committed to bring all core server products to the Linux platform, including its business intelligence suite. Linux demonstrated versions of Informix Internet Foundation.2000, Cloudscape, Redbrick and Extended Parallel Server (XPS) at LinuxWorld 2000. Informix also announced special price promotions for Foundation.2000, Intel Architecture on Linux, and demonstrated the first Linux-based web-warehousing solution. Customers have a variety of purchase options. A single Read More

Evolutionary Technologies Does EAI (Always Did, We Just Didn’t Call It That)


Evolutionary Technologies (ETI) has announced the newest release of their flagship product, ETI•EXTRACT Tool Suite Release 4.2. ETI·Extract has long been well known as an ETL (extract/transform/load) tool, only recently have companies begun to realize that data extraction and consolidation are key underpinnings for EAI efforts, proven by the fact that ETI’s year-over-year Q4 revenue in the Americas increased by 20%.

informix  Prism (now part of Informix / Ascential Software by way of Ardent Software ), and Trinzic (now part of Computer Associates by way of Platinum Technology ). ETL tools have always been required to consolidate, merge, and move data for access by other processes. In the last few years, this ETL function has become one of the cornerstones of what has become known as enterprise application integration (EAI), a hot technology for enabling e-business and CRM (customer relationship management) initiatives, among Read More

The SOAP Opera Progresses - Helping XML to Rule the World


An important emerging standard in the web arena, known as SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), originally developed by Microsoft, has achieved a new milestone. Since IBM joined in support for the SOAP standard with increased security, SOAP may replace DCOM, and possibly even CORBA eventually. The W3C consortium has just released a new version, 1.2, which will be widely accepted and adopted by vendors.

informix  Corporation; IBM; IDOOX s.r.o.; Informix Software; Intel Corporation; Interwoven; IONA Technologies; Jamcracker; Library of Congress; Lotus Development Corporation; Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.; Microsoft Corporation; MITRE Corporation; Oracle; Philips Research; Propel; Rogue Wave; SAP AG; Software AG; Sun Microsystems; TIBCO Software Inc., Unisys; Vitria Technology, Inc; webMethods; and Xerox. Market Impact SOAP was originally a proprietary Microsoft protocol, which was billed as the Read More

Six Success Factors for Building a Best-run Marketing Organization


To address evolving market demands, companies must take new approaches to marketing activities and integrate all company functions. Customer relationship management (CRM) can empower your marketing organization to support growth and demonstrate value to customers. Find out six factors that can allow your company’s marketing team to make intelligent decisions and drive effective end-to-end marketing processes.

informix  Miner, WebSphere, Netfinity, Tivoli, Informix, i5/OS, POWER, POWER5, POWER5+, OpenPower and PowerPC are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corporation. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat,PostScript, and Reader are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. UNIX, X/Open, OSF/1, and Motif are registered trademarks of the Open Group. Citrix, ICA, Program Neighborhood, Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 3: From R to Z


CRM. C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part three of a three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most of the common CRM phraseology. Here, in alphabetical order, we continue the Lexicon of CRM

informix  and IBM''s DB2 and Informix. RFI - Request For Information . A formal document sent by a customer to a vendor asking for specific information about their product or line of products. It''s usually the first salvo in several rounds of information gathering by customers in the vendor selection process. RFQ - Request For Quote . A formal document sent by a customer to a vendor asking them to put together a product and service package, with prices, for the customer to consider accepting and ultimately buying. Read More

Informatica Heads for E-Business


Informatica Corp. (Nasdaq: INFA) today announced the acquisition of Influence Software, a leading provider of analytic applications for the e-business value chain. Informatica is acquiring Influence Software for roughly $80 million in a stock transaction that will be treated as a pooling of interests. The acquisition marks a realization of Informatica's vision to become a leading provider of packaged analytic applications for B2B e-business.

informix  (currently being acquired by Informix), Computer Associates, and Sagent Technology. User Recommendations Customers involved in e-business should consider Informatica''s solution as part of a long list of vendor prospects. It remains to be seen how well Informatica has integrated Influence Software''s solution with their PowerCenter and PowerMart product lines. Given that they have had an OEM agreement with Influence for most of 1999, many of the integration issues should have already been addressed. This Read More

Battle Booty from Oracle's Victory Over PeopleSoft


Through the PeopleSoft acquisition, Oracle hereby gains a new customer base, increased market share, expertise, immediate recurring revenue sources, and new and overlapping products. However, keeping PeopleSoft's customers will take a great deal of diplomatic customer management and savvy engineering.

informix  a rival database company, Informix , in the late 1990s, Oracle''s CEO reportedly said there is no point in spending money on acquiring a company whose customers know it is going nowhere; instead, one should spend to acquiring the customer base. Yet, for Oracle the trouble may lie in that these users have shunned Oracle''s applications in the past in favor of PeopleSoft or J.D. Edwards . In other words, if these folks have selected PeopleSoft over Oracle thinking that the first was a superior product, why Read More

Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

informix  Miner, WebSphere, Netfinity, Tivoli, Informix, i5/OS, POWER, POWER5, OpenPower and PowerPC are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corporation. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, PostScript, and Reader are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. UNIX, X/Open, OSF/1, and Motif are registered trademarks of the Open Group. Citrix, ICA, Program Neighborhood, MetaFrame, Read More

Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 3: IBM


IBM still needs to convince users that it is nimble enough to handle the smaller projects prevalent in today’s cost-conscious market, which may be a concern that is aggravated rather than alleviated by the acquisition.

informix  challenges of assimilation of Informix, limited presence on HP-Unix, limited DBA skills and services, administrative complexity at high-end, and possible advanced management features gap compared to Oracle may remain. IBM Middleware Developments As for middleware, recent acquisition of Metamerge should provide IBM with integration technology that complements IBM''s growing line of integration products, including those acquired from CrossWorlds and licensed from Extricity . Should IBM combines Metamerge''s Read More

Information Builders Did It iWay


Information Builders plans to spin off its middleware technology group (which develops and supports the EDA middleware product) into a new wholly owned subsidiary named iWay Software. The move is supposed to allow Information Builders (IBI) to concentrate on the WebFocus and Focus business intelligence products, while allowing iWay to handle e-business integration.

informix  Systems), i2 Technologies , Informix and others, who are participating in a variety of cross-licensing, co-marketing, and OEM agreements. Other vendors in this market space will have to make sure that they keep up with iWay, since the new spin-off starts out with an established customer base (from the EDA product, which has been on the market for ten years), name recognition in accounts (particularly due to the Focus products), existing agreements with partners, and an already-trained consulting staff. Read More