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From: noscvax!key
Date: Sat Apr  2 08:12:48 1983
Subject: Unix DBMSs
Posted: Fri Apr  1 07:54:48 1983
Received: Sat Apr  2 08:12:48 1983


Apart from Berkeley Ingres and RTI Ingres, does anyone know of  a
database  management  system (DBMS) that runs under Unix?  If you
will mail your responses to me I will prepare a summary  for  the
net. I am particularly interested in knowing:

     - The name and version of the product.
     - The vendor or a point of contact.
     - What version(s) of Unix the DBMS runs under.
     - What computer(s) the DBMS runs on.
     - The data model employed (hierarchical, CODASYL/network,
       relational, other).

If you have some experience with the DBMS, I would  also  be  in-
terested in your comments on:

     - Your application(s) for the DBMS.
     - The features you like or dislike.
     - Performance (access speed, data compression, etc.)
     - Data integrity
     - Vendor support (documentation, training, repairs)

                              Gerry Key
                              Computer Sciences Corporation
                              4045 Hancock Street
                              San Diego, CA 92110
                              (619) 225-8401
                              Alternate address:
                                  key@nosc-cc (ARAPnet)

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From: noscvax!key
Date: Wed Apr 13 23:45:24 1983
Subject: Unix DBMSs: Update
Posted: Tue Apr 12 07:20:19 1983
Received: Wed Apr 13 23:45:24 1983


RE: My message of 01 April 1983, titled "Unix DBMSs"

I continue to receive a small but steady stream of names of data-
base  systems  running under Unix.  In most cases I have only the
product name and a contact and have had to call  the  vendor  for
technical  details.   The  product  data  sheets are trickling in
slowly.

Several of the respondents stated they were on the verge of  mak-
ing  a  decision  regarding a DBMS and were most anxious to learn
the results of my survey.  I hesitate to finalize that survey  so
long  as  new names are coming in with reasonable frequency and I
have so few technical details for most of the systems.   Instead,
I  have listed below the names of the Unix-based DBMSs I am aware
of and at least one point-of-contact for each systems.  With  the
possible  exception  of the last two items on the list, all these
systems are purported to be relational DBMSs.

          Berkeley Ingres
               Comes with 4.x bsd Unix.  No contact.
          RTI Ingres
               Richard Scheffer
               Relational Technology Inc.
               2855 Telegraph Ave., Suite 515
               Berkeley, California 94705
               (415) 845-1700
          Oracle
               Oracle Corporation
               3000 Sand Hill Road 3-180
               Menlo Park, California 94025
               (415) 854-7350
          Mistress
               Valerie Deacon
               Rhodnius, Inc.
               10 St. Mary Street
               Toronto, Ontario
               CANADA M4Y 1P9
               (416) 922-1743
          Troll
               Anthony I. Wasserman
               Medical Information Science
               Room A-16
               University of California, San Francisco
               San Francisco, California 94143
               (415) 666-2951
          Informix
               Bill Hedge
               Relational Database Systems, Inc.
               1208 Apollo Way, Suite 503
               Sunnyvale, California 94086
               (408) 746-0982
          /rdb
               Rod Mantis, Computer Consulting
               1300-A Space Park Way
               Mountain View, California 94043
               (415) 443-7815
               (415) 967-7770
          Unify
               North American Technology, Inc.
               9570 SW Barbur Blvd.
               Portland, Oregon 97219
               (503) 245-6585
          AVL (as a DBMS implementation language)
          A system at UCSD (contact on vacation)

I will finalize this list and add  a  summary  of  the  technical
specifications  I  could obtain for each system as soon as possi-
ble.  As promised, I will distribute that summary report via  the
net.

'Thanks' to all who have responded so far.

                              Gerry Key
                              Computer Sciences Corporation
                              4045 Hancock Street
                              San Diego, California 92110
                              (619) 225-8401
                              key@nosc-cc (ARPAnet)