San Francisco--July 23, 1997--IONA Technologies Inc. and Sequent Computer Systems Inc. unveiled the beta release of IONA's Object Request Broker, Orbix, for Sequent's robust DYNIX/ptx Unix operating system running on Sequent's high-end Symmetry computer systems.
Testing is also planned for future Orbix support for DYNIX/ptx on Sequent's market-leading NUMA-Q 2000 hardware platform.
Enabling a standards-based approach to the deployment of large-scale, mission-critical solutions, IONA's Orbix allows users of Sequent's high-end hardware servers to improve interoperability in distributed heterogeneous environments.
DYNIX/ptx is a robust and reliable implementation of Unix for commercial SMP (symmetric multi-processing) and NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) systems running enterprise-level applications. DYNIX/ptx has been designed for large relational database applications supporting thousands of users and terabytes of data, including decision support systems (DSS), online transaction processing (OLTP) and other mission-critical business applications.
Orbix is an implementation of the Object Management Group's Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), a software standard that improves interoperability between computer systems built on different hardware and software technologies.
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