BERLIN, Germany – August 4, 2003 – Dynix, the world's leading provider of information management systems for libraries and an active member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced today that it has joined forces with Oracle to expand the database options available to users of the Horizon Information Management System.
By joining the Oracle PartnerNetwork, Dynix is announcing plans to make Horizon fully compatible with the Oracle9i Database. At the same time, Dynix is announcing now that it will offer complete support for Oracle 9i in the next major release of Horizon, which is planned for 2004. Horizon customers will have the option to choose the SQL database that best fits their needs, whether Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle 9i or other Dynix supported SQL databases.
Dynix engineering and support teams will work closely with Oracle to ensure a custom fit of Oracle9i Database with Horizon library technology. Fully compatible with Oracle, Dynix will resell Oracle as part of its comprehensive library management system to any new and existing Dynix customers.
“Working with Oracle, we will develop and market Horizon on the Oracle9i Database. This will greatly extend the benefits and power of Horizon,” said Dynix president and CEO Jack Blount. “We are especially excited to offer the Oracle technology to our academic libraries, larger public libraries and our consortia customers.”
The next major release of Horizon will provide support for Enterprise Java Beans and the open JDBC Data Access API, making it possible for Horizon to support multiple relational database systems. Dynix engineers are using Oracle 9i as the standard development platform for the next Horizon release.
About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 12,000 companies who deliver innovative enterprise software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's Internet economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company.
Celebrating its twentieth year of service to the library community, Dynix is the world's pioneer provider of library information management systems. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. With more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership, Dynix is focused on providing customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest industry standards and offer intuitive functionality. For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.