I knew all of this except that I thought that DataStage still ran on
Universe, not a modified clone of Universe. So, this does add to my
MultiValue database picture another imbedded PICK engine in a product and
gets the Ascential company into the MultiValue Family Tree picture (next
time I update it). Thanks to all for the clarifications. --dawn
Dawn M. Wolthuis
Tincat Group, Inc.
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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of David T. Meeks
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 8:55 AM
To: U2 Users Discussion List
Subject: RE: [ot] Peoplesoft migrates to Ascential
Ascential is basically VMark/Ardent. Almost all of the engineering, sales,
staff that were responsible for Universe up until UV Rel 9.6 work for
Ascential (myself and Glenn being two you've come to know over the years)
When the split occurred, IBM retained the rights to sell/develop the
product, as well as the former UniData engineers who were trained on the
internals of UnIverse. They now are responsible for UV releases, with UV
being the first release to come from there.
Ascential also kept the rights to the source code. Internal to the
product set (specifically what is known as DataStage Server, not to be
with DataStage PX, TX, or 390) is the UniVerse engine, re-branded the
DataStage Engine. It is only available as part of the DS Server package.
So no, Ascential is not a Universe customer. However, IBM is an Ascential
customer and reseller. They resell the DataStage product suite.
It does increase the footprint of enterprises around the world that have one
of those MV engines running at their site, though.
At 08:30 AM 1/29/2004 -0600, you wrote:
Thanks for passing that along. Is Ascential a Universe customer of IBM's or
did they end up taking Universe and changing it so that they are yet another
flavor of 'PICK' (not yet on my MultiValue Family Tree diagram)? If so, is
it now called something other than Universe? Thanks. --dawn
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