Computer Associates (CA) is due to release its Jasmine object database on 10 December at the Internet World show in New York, more than nine months late.
The product, which is based on Fujitsu?s OII database, was originally supposed to ship in April this year, but slipped until June because CA decided it wanted to add new functionality to Jade (the Jasmine Application Development Environment).
According to Charles Wang, CA?s president and chief executive, the project has now slipped again until December because: ?Jasmine was a big project and the coordination of the development work took a lot of time, especially with Fujitsu. It?s been a product in Japan for eight years, but was configured separately for each implementation. We had to rewrite a lot of it and standardise the implementation.?
Wang also denied rumours that CA intended to take over Informix. ?Rumours are cheap. We wouldn?t buy Informix - it?s using the wrong model and a lot of its developers are datablade developers, which wouldn?t be of any use to us,? he said.
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