Digital Equipment has introduced a collection of software products that will help its proprietary OpenVMS customers to integrate Windows NT more easily into their IT systems, while upgrading VMS functionality.
The products are part of the company?s ongoing Affinity for VMS programme and were launched at a conference to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the company?s Decus user society, which was held this week in California.
The launch centred around a new release of the OpenVMS operating system, version 7.1, which offers support for a high-speed Memory Channel cluster interconnect. It also includes links to the Internet, extended Very Large Memory capabilities and easier system management.
For NT integration, the Enterprise Integration Server for OpenVMS provides closer links between the two server operating systems. It is accompanied by the Enterprise Integration Client for Microsoft Windows, which provides packaged software tools for integrating NT and OpenVMS in applications developed on the desktop.
A Web Software Development kit from Digital partner Forte was also introduced, which will help customers develop Web applications that link to OpenVMS and NT servers. The kit is an extension to the Forte development environment and provides access to enterprise applications from the Web using a standard browser. It includes Digital?s Code Management System Client for Windows and new releases of DEC C and DEC C++.
New options for data warehousing on OpenVMS platforms include support for Very Large Memory, 64-bit addressing and Very Large Databases, all of these increasing the amount of data that can be held in memory and the speed of access to large data stores.
Transaction processing will also be improved with Digital Applications Generator version 3.0 for OpenVMS and Windows NT, a tool that facilitates the distribution of transactions between the two operating systems.
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