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Winter Corp. Announces Database Scalability Program Prizewinners

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January 24, 2001
  By Rachel Rasmussen

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 24, 2001 ? Winter Corporation announced the grand prize winners in its worldwide program that investigates practices in the implementation of large scale databases. Database Scalability Program 2000 analyzes the characteristics of the world's largest databases and examines databases supporting the world's largest workloads. These vast data repositories anchor e-commerce, business intelligence, supply chain management, customer relationship management, resource management and other business- critical applications.

The program is sponsored by EMC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation, Informix Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, NCR Corporation, NetGenesis Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Sybase, Inc.

SBC Communications, Inc. (, with a database size of 10.5 TB, was the largest site in the program and led all entrants in the category of Decision Support Systems (DSS), Database Size, and All Platforms. SBC subsidiaries provide local and long-distance phone service, wireless and data communications, paging, high-speed Internet access and messaging, cable and satellite TV, security services, telecommunications equipment, and directory advertising and publishing. A five-time grand prize winner in this year's program, SBC uses NCR Corporation database management system and server products and an LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. storage solution.

Telstra Corporation, Ltd., (, submitted the winning entry in the category of Online Transaction Processing Systems (OLTP), Database Size, and All Platforms. The Telstra implementation features an IBM Corporation DB2 database management system, IBM and Hitachi Data Systems servers and a Hitachi storage solution.

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