This article is from the Object-Oriented Technology FAQ, by Bob Hathaway email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Unisys Corporation makes available the Unisys Universal Repository, a fully
object-oriented repository for access, concurrent sharing and immediate
updating of all business information for workgroup software development.
Using an open, extensible architecture, the Universal Repository enables
encapsulation of legacy applications and data in addition to use of new
object-oriented information, and allows integration of leading development
tools and objects.
Information reuse is achieved through built-in hooks which encourages
data and business rule interchange among popular application development
tools. This enables developers to continue using their preferred tools
and to reuse existing models and data.
The Universal Repository uses the object database from Versant Object
Technology Corporation, EXCHANGE bridging technology from leading U.K.
integration and metadata specialist Software One Limited. EXCHANGE allows
use of repository data with a wide range of the most popular front-end
design, analysis and modeling tools including Texas Instruments IEF,
Knowledgeware IEW and ADW, Intersolv Excelerator and Unisys LINC Design
Assistant III. When integrated with the Universal Repository, information
created by tools can also be stored for reuse. A CASE Data Interchange
Format (CDIF) bridge supports the loading and unloading of business
information to and from the repository. Users can also access the
Software One Core Model (SOCM), a neutral interoperability model comprised
of the objects required to describe tool models.
The Unisys Universal Repository is available now for Sun Solaris
platforms, with support for UNIX and Windows clients. A version for
Windows NT Client and Windows NT Server is also under development.
The Unisys Universal Repository is available immediately for independent
software vendors (ISVs) under OEM licensing agreements. Sales to end-users
will be through select resellers. The introductory stand alone price
ranges from $1,900 ($U.S.) to $9,000 ($U.S.) depending on selected
Call for more information and the location of the nearest Unisys
Contraste Europe S.A.
OSMOS Relational Object Database
Voice: (714) 380-6460
Contact: Gordon DeGrandis