Object-Orientation FAQ


UniSQL offers a state-of-the-art suite of integrated object-oriented database
systems and application development products which can be used separately or
together to support complex development projects which use object-oriented
development techniques, integrate sophisticated multimedia data, and require
true multidatabase access to relational and object-oriented databases. The
UniSQL product suite includes:
        UniSQL/X Database Management System;
        UniSQL/M Multidatabase System; and
        UniSQL/4GE Application Development Environment
        User interfaces include: C++, C, Object SQL, SmallTalk, and ODBC
        Database interfaces include: Ingres, Oracle, Sybase, UniSQL/X, and EDA/SQL
UniSQL offers:
- A wide selection of user interfaces including C++, SmallTalk, C, Microsoft's
  ODBC, both embedded (static and dynamic) and interactive Object SQL, and UniSQL
  and 3rd-party development tools.
- Mission-critical database features such as a high-level query language
  (SQL/X), cost-based query optimization, automatic transaction management,
  automatic concurrency control, dynamic schema evolution, dynamic authorization,
  physical disk structuring options, and installation tuning parameters.
- The UniSQL Multimedia Framework which provides natural and uniform database
  system support for all types of large unstructured data objects. The Multimedia
  Framework also provides for seamless integration of multimedia devices such as
  fax machines, CD jukeboxes, satellite feeds, image compression boards, etc.
- The UniSQL/M Multidatabase System enables developers to manage a collection
  of multi-vendor databases -- Ingres, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, UniSQL/X, and others
  -- as a single federated database system with full object-oriented
UniSQL has well over 150 customers around the world, the majority of which are
using UniSQL database products for mission-critical applications which require
object-oriented, multimedia, post-relational, and heterogeneous database
A typical UniSQL customer is a Fortune 500 company, a commercial software
developer, or government organization that is using UniSQL database products
- support mission-critical application development projects which are being
  developed using object-oriented programming languages and development
- support applications which must integrate many different types of corporate
  data -- text and documents, tabular data, images and audio, engineering
  drawings, GIS data, procedural data (programs), etc. -- into a single
  application context.
- support the full object-oriented development paradigm using existing
  relational database systems such as Ingres, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2.
- logically integrate one or more relational and object-oriented databases to
  form a single, homogenized database server which supports both relational and
  object-oriented facilities.
In September 1992, UniSQL was selected by the Petrotechnical Open Software
Corporation (POSC) -- over more than 25 other industry vendors -- to provide
database technology which is being used by POSC in their development of a new
data management specification for the oil & gas industry. Also during 1992,
because of its powerful multimedia capabilities, UniSQL was selected by the MIT
AthenaMuse Consortium on multimedia as the consortium's multimedia database
During the DB/EXPO '93 Conference and Exhibition, UniSQL was chosen in
competition with major industry database vendors as a finalist in the
``RealWare Awards''.  The ``RealWare Awards'' honor companies that have
had a major impact in the user community.
UniSQL was founded in May 1990 by Dr. Won Kim, President and CEO, delivering
the UniSQL/X DBMS in March of 1992. With its world-class database research and
architectural team, UniSQL has perfected what the database industry has sought
since the mid-1980s: a fully object-oriented data model that is a natural
conceptual outgrowth of the popular relational model. Both the UniSQL/X DBMS
and the UniSQL/M Multidatabase System represent the first of a powerful new
generation of client-server database systems that support the full
object-oriented paradigm yet retain all of the strengths and capabilities of
relational database systems including support for ANSI-standard SQL.
UniSQL currently has 45 employees and is privately owned and managed by Dr.
Kim. The company has secured long-term funding from NTT Data Communications
Systems Corp. (NTT Data), a $2 billion company, which is Japan's foremost
systems integrator and UniSQL's exclusive distributor in Japan.
For more information, contact:
        UniSQL, Inc.
        9390 Research Blvd., II-200
        Austin, Texas 78759-6544
        Tel.: 512/343-7297
        Tollfree: 800/451-DBMS
        Fax.: 512/343-7383
From: jonh@unisql.UUCP (Jon Higby)
Newsgroups: comp.databases,comp.databases.theory,comp.databases.object,comp.object
Subject: Re: SQL3, Itasca, & UniSQL/X
Message-ID: <6143@unisql.UUCP>
Date: 10 Sep 93 14:26:04 GMT
References: <CD1Ln5.9G3@dcs.glasgow.ac.uk>
Organization: UniSQL, Inc., Austin, Texas, USA
For UniSQL/X, feel free to contact me (email, snail-mail or phone).
UniSQL/X is a SQL compliant database with Object Oriented extensions
(classes, inheritance, methods, etc).  We have an information packet
available which includes a white-paper on our OORDMS approach.
Jon Higby
Technical Services Consultant
UniSQL, Inc.
9390 Research II, Suite 200
Austin, Texas  78759-6544
(512) 343-7297
Standard disclaimer ... All opinions expressed are my own and not of my

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