Dutch applications software supplier Baan is the company all the database companies want to be seen with these days. As part of the deluge of Oracle8 related information on Tuesday came the announcement from Baan itself that it would support the new database. An initial release of the software will come in September this year. On the same day, Informix released a statement which said that it was announcing "the intention to make applications from the Baan Company run on Informix [object-relational] Universal Server". The time scales for such releases was unclear. A Baan spokeswoman was unable to confirm a release or porting schedule. An Informix spokesman said the first Universal Server enabled application is likely to appear in the 3rd or 4th quarter of this year. General availability details were not available.
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