Not quite -- it is still an Oracle-based ERP solution, but Peoplesoft
customer could become end-users of DataStage, an ETL
(extract-transform-load) product that has a Universe-like product at its
core.  So, Peoplesoft companies would be MultiValue end-users.  Then when
Oracle buys them ...

Smiles.  --dawn

Dawn M. Wolthuis
Tincat Group, Inc.
www.tincat-group.com

Take and give some delight today.

-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Glenn W. Paschal
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 1:45 PM
To: 'U2 Users Discussion List'
Subject: RE: [ot] Peoplesoft migrates to Ascential

So, in simplest terms, Peoplesoft is now an MV/UniVerse like product?
(forgive my ignorance, as I have never worked with Peoplesoft.)
--Glenn.
-----Original Message-----
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,
support
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
UniVerse
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
Rel 10
being the first release to come from there.  

Ascential also kept the rights to the source code.  Internal to the
DataStage 
product set (specifically what is known as DataStage Server, not to be
confused
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.

Dave

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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