Hewlett-Packard is introducing a migration programme from 1 August to move those customers still using the Ingres database as the back-end to its OpenView systems management family to Oracle.
The hardware supplier removed the Computer Associates? relational database as an option from its price list in October 1995 to focus entirely on Oracle, but will end support for the product on 31 January 1998. This date marks the end of the free, six month migration scheme.
Gordon Jordan, Hewlett-Packard?s UK product marketing manager for enterprise management, said: ?There are a small number of customers still using Ingres, which was an option in version 3.0 of OpenView. We?re now on version 5.0 But, we decided to decommit to Ingres because we provide new OpenView products all the time, so it makes sense just to offer one database to free our time up to speed the development of new products.?
He added that under the migration scheme, users would receive a free copy of an Oracle licence and free helpdesk support, but would receive no on-site consultancy or implementation services.
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