Ontos plans to open its doors for business again on 14 September, when it ships the Windows NT-based middleware that it wrote from the ground up to enable object-oriented applications to access data stored in relational databases.
The company hit trouble earlier this year (see Newswire 4 March 1998) when it was forced to leave the European market because it had no product to sell.
Ontos had started life 10 years before as an object database supplier, but metamorphosised into a middleware vendor about three years ago. It put its Solaris based product into maintenance last September however due to lack of demand and decided to rewrite the middleware for the NT marketplace.
Jay Lyons, Ontos? chief operating officer, said: "Our NT product went into beta on 31 March and its now with five customers. The product is on schedule because we always said general availability would depend on general references."
"But, we?ve not established a specific time to reenter the European market. We?ve got an aggressive schedule, but we?re focussed on the home market at the moment and will concentrate on selling into the financial services market in New York, Boston and Chicago," he added.
Other vertical markets that may follow in future include healthcare, manufacturing, retail and telecommunications.
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