December 9, 1996 6:35 PM ET

Tighter integration planned for Oracle products running on Digital's Alpha platforms
By Maria Seminerio

  Oracle Corp. and Digital Equipment Corp. are seeking a bigger chunk of the Windows NT market by integrating all of Oracle's core products with Digital's Alpha platforms running NT, officials of the companies said today.

Next month, Oracle will release its Enterprise Manager for Alpha platforms running Windows NT within the next-generation release of Oracle7, Version 7.3, which will also feature new parallel query, advanced replication and distributed option features for database management.

Developers from the two companies will work together on Windows NT technology to be tailored for the Alpha platform along with Intel Corp.'s NT platforms, the officials said.

Also today, Digital announced a partnership with ISG International Software Group Ltd. for Digital to resell ISG's Navigator OLE DB-based distributed data access middleware. Digital will offer an ISG Navigator licensing package to its installed base of more than 400,000 OpenVMS customers, company officials said.

ISG expects to earn an average of $3,000 per Navigator package sold through the OpenVMS deal with Digital.

Oracle, of Redwood Shores, Calif., can be reached at www.oracle.com/. Digital, of Maynard, Mass., can be reached at www.digital.com/.

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