Object World: Products focus on CORBA standards
Hewlett-Packard, GemStone, and others expand CORBA integration
San Jose, CA -- At the Object World West show, vendors announced a slew of new products based on Object Management Group's industry standard for building interoperable enterprise software architectures for the Internet.
The CORBAnet Initiative focuses on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) 2.0 and aims to foster unity among operating system software and object request brokers (ORBs) from leading CORBA vendors in order to create an industry standard that will allow many applications to interoperate over the World Wide Web.
Some of the more significant CORBA-related announcements...
Hongkong Telecom IMS, which launched an online service called Netvigator in the beginning of 1996, represents the largest deployment to date based on Java and the common object request broker architecture (CORBA), said Annrai O'Toole, chief technology officer of Iona.
In other news, Rational Software Corp., of Santa Clara, CA, announced that Microsoft Corp. will cooperate with and support Rational in the development of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), a graphical object-modeling language that Rational hopes to have approved by the OMG in order to unify object-modeling techniques.
New York-based Popkin Software and Systems Inc. unveiled SA/CRC Cards enabling object-oriented analysis of systems and announced it has added the capability to generate CORBA IDL code from a class diagram with its object-oriented analysis and design tool, SA Object.
Reich Technologies, of Paoli, PA, introduced the Project Information Environment (PIE) for the object-oriented tool suite, the Intelligent Software Factory, which allows managers to link project planning information directly to the work products of the software development lifecycle.
Ontos Inc., of Lowell, MA, announced that it will add support for
Java to its Object Integration Server (Ontos OIS) middleware and
DB/Explorer database products and will market Ontos OIS software for
Windows NT. Ontos also announced that it has expanded Ontos OIS to
include support for all Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)-compliant
databases, including Informix, CA/Ingres, Progress and IBM's DB2.
--Kristi Essick, IDG News Service
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