Informix and IBM
Posted Dec 21, 2012 18:21 UTC (Fri) by markhb
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You're right about Ardent acquiring the Uni products, but in reality, Ardent took over Informix. Yes, I know Informix the company bought out Ardent, but six months later the Informix board was gone, replaced entirely by Ardent people. The rumour is that IBM bought Informix for the Informix database, only to discover that the company's primary product by then was U2.
Another rumor I heard, from a consultant who knew a lot of people in IBM, was that when they bought Informix they did, in fact, plan to merge the IDS (or Universal Server) tech into DB2, only to find that the Informix stuff was so far ahead of where DB2 was that they couldn't make it happen.
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