[MD1] Interactive Exhibit Hall for the Database Industry
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Interactive Exhibit Hall for the Database Industry

For Immediate Release

Barry & Associates Announces the Start of the 1997 Online Database Derby

Web event creates the first interactive exhibit hall for the database
industry on the Internet

Burnsville, Minnesota -- September 12, 1997 -- Barry & Associates today
announced the start of the first phase of the 1997 Online Database Derby.
The Derby is the first Internet event of its type for the database
industry. The Derby, which features database vendors developing an assigned
application, is fashioned after a trade show with a development event, an
exhibit hall, and ways to win prizes. All Derby activity, however, occurs
on the Internet.

The Online Database Derby has been organized by Doug Barry of Barry &
Associates, with sponsorship from IDX Systems Corporation, developer of the
Derby database, Distributed Object Computing Magazine and Database
Programming and Design.

According to Doug Barry, "The database market is full of hype and
confusion. The Online Database Derby is designed to cut through all of
that. It will give people an opportunity to see database management
products in action on complex data. Based on their own experiences in a
real-time, multi-user environment, they can draw their own conclusions
about these products."

The Online Database Derby can be visited at
http://www.odbmsfacts.com/derby/. The Derby works as follows:

In the application development phase of the Derby, which began on September
8, six participant companies received packages containing development
assignments. The application instructions are also posted at the Derby web
site so everyone can see what the participants are working on. Each
participant will develop the application, using their own people, equipment
and products. In this phase, the participants will each develop the same
database and database applications. It is anticipated that all participants
will have completed development within approximately one week. Once
participants have completed the development, their source code and data
definitions used will be posted in the Participant Hall at the Derby web
site.

In the availability test phase of the Derby, scheduled to begin on
September 29, the database and database applications developed by the
vendor companies will be available for visitors to use and test on a 24
hour basis for 21 days. A visitor can use each application as many times as
desired at any of the participant web sites throughout the 21 days. This
allows every site visitor to use the applications in a real-time, multiple
user situation. The participants have been encouraged to enhance the
application in ways that demonstrate the capabilities of their products.
This allows visitors to make comparisons. The availability and relative
performance of four queries over the 21-day period will be posted daily in
the Availability Test Data page on the Derby web site.

The enhancement test phase of the Derby starts October 20. It provides
every visitor a chance to see the participant's approach to a change in the
definitions of the Derby database. The enhancement test will simulate a
real-world enhancement to the original development assignment. Source code
and data definitions for the enhancement will be posted in the Participant
Hall on the Derby web site. It is anticipated that the participants will
complete the enhancement test in a week's time.

The custom development phase of the Derby, which begins on October 27,
provides each participant an opportunity to further customize the Derby
database and application. This customization may include scaling the size
of the database, allowing updates or adding additional classes with new
screens.

Throughout the Derby, data will be provided at the Derby web site which
allows visitors to compare the Derby participants on variables that are
important to them. In the end, there will be two classes of Participants --
those that complete all aspects of the Derby (including non-stop
availability for 21 days) and those that do not. Winners' Circle awards
will be given to those who have completed all aspects of the Derby.

More Derby Information
More information can be found on the Derby web site at
http://www.odbmsfacts.com/derby/. The site contains details on the Derby,
frequently asked questions, the application instructions, a Participant
Hall for the Derby participants, and a Marketplace section for related
products and services.

About Barry & Associates, Inc.
Barry & Associates provides facts on object database, object-relational
database, object-manager, and object-relational mapping products. They do
this through consulting, publishing and education. Founded by Doug Barry in
1992, the firm is particularly focused on strategic decision making about
these kinds of products. Contact Barry & Associates by phone at
612-892-6113, fax at 612-397-7203, or visit its WWW site at
http://www.odbmsfacts.com.

Contact:
Douglas K. Barry
Principal, Barry & Associates, Inc.
14041 Burnhaven Drive, Suite 103
Burnsville, MN 55337
voice: +1-612-892-6113, fax: +1-612-397-7203
dkbarry@odbmsfacts.com, http://www.odbmsfacts.com

 
AAPL
$105.22
Apple Inc.
+0.39
MSFT
$46.13
Microsoft Corpora
+1.11
GOOG
$539.78
Google Inc.
-4.20

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

OS X Server 4.0 - For OS X 10.10 Yosemit...
Designed for OS X and iOS devices, OS X Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone,... Read more
TotalFinder 1.6.12 - Adds tabs, hotkeys,...
TotalFinder is a universally acclaimed navigational companion for your Mac. Enhance your Mac's Finder with features so smart and convenient, you won't believe you ever lived without them. Tab-based... Read more
BusyCal 2.6.3 - Powerful calendar app wi...
BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups. BusyCal's unique... Read more
calibre 2.7 - Complete e-library managem...
Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital... Read more
Skitch 2.7.3 - Take screenshots, annotat...
With Skitch, taking, annotating, and sharing screenshots or images is as fun as it is simple.Communicate and collaborate with images using Skitch and its intuitive, engaging drawing and annotating... Read more
Delicious Library 3.3.2 - Import, browse...
Delicious Library allows you to import, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library. Run your very own library from your home or office using our... Read more
Art Text 2.4.8 - Create high quality hea...
Art Text is an OS X application for creating high quality textual graphics, headings, logos, icons, Web site elements, and buttons. Thanks to multi-layer support, creating complex graphics is no... Read more
Live Interior 3D Pro 2.9.6 - Powerful an...
Live Interior 3D Pro is a powerful yet very intuitive interior designing application. View Video Tutorials It has every feature of Live Interior 3D Standard, plus some exclusive ones: Create multi... Read more
The Hit List 1.1.7 - Advanced reminder a...
The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.... Read more
jAlbum Pro 12.2.4 - Organize your digita...
jAlbum Pro has all the features you love in jAlbum, but comes with a commercial license. With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Rami Ismail Opens Up distribute​() for D...
Rami Ismail Opens Up distribute​() for Developers Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 24th, 2014 [ permalink ] Rami Ismail, Chief Executive of Business and Development at indie game studio | Read more »
Great Hitman GO Goes on Sale and Gets Ne...
Great Hitman GO Goes on Sale and Gets New Update – Say That Three Times Fast Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 24th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Rival Stars Basketball Review
Rival Stars Basketball Review By Jennifer Allen on October 24th, 2014 Our Rating: :: RESTRICTIVE BUT FUNUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Rival Stars Basketball is a fun mixture of basketball and card collecting but its... | Read more »
Rubicon Development Makes Over a Dozen o...
Rubicon Development Makes Over a Dozen of Their Games Free For This Weekend Only Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 24th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
I Am Dolphin Review
I Am Dolphin Review By Jennifer Allen on October 24th, 2014 Our Rating: :: NEARLY FIN-TASTICUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Swim around and eat nearly everything that moves in I Am Dolphin, a fun Ecco-ish kind of game... | Read more »
nPlayer looks to be the ultimate choice...
Developed by Newin Inc, nPlayer may seem like your standard video player – but is aiming to be the best in its field by providing high quality video play performance and support for a huge number of video formats and codecs. User reviews include... | Read more »
Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Wi...
Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch Review By Jennifer Allen on October 24th, 2014 Our Rating: :: CLASSY STORYTELLINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch is a sterling... | Read more »
A Few Days Left (Games)
A Few Days Left 1.01 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.01 (iTunes) Description: Screenshots are in compliance to App Store's 4+ age rating! Please see App Preview for real game play! **Important: Make... | Read more »
Toca Boo (Education)
Toca Boo 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: BOO! Did I scare you!? My name is Bonnie and my family loves to spook! Do you want to scare them back? Follow me and I'll... | Read more »
Intuon (Games)
Intuon 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Join the battle with your intuition in a new hardcore game Intuon! How well do you trust your intuition? Can you find a needle in a... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Weekend sale: 13-inch 128GB MacBook Air for $...
Best Buy has the 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz 128GB MacBook Air on sale for $849.99, or $150 off MSRP, on their online store. Choose free home shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Price valid... Read more
Nimbus Note Cross=Platform Notes Utility
Nimbus Note will make sure you never forget or lose your valuable data again. Create and edit notes, save web pages, screenshots and any other type of data – and share it all with your friends and... Read more
NewerTech’s Snuglet Makes MagSafe 2 Power Con...
NewerTech has introduced the Snuglet, a precision-manufactured ring designed to sit inside your MagSafe 2 connector port, providing a more snug fit to prevent your power cable from unintentional... Read more
Apple Planning To Sacrifice Gross Margins To...
Digitimes Research’s Jim Hsiao says its analysts believe Apple is planning to sacrifice its gross margins to save its tablet business, which has recently fallen into decline. They project that Apple’... Read more
Who’s On Now? – First Instant-Connect Search...
It’s nighttime and your car has broken down on the side of the highway. You need a tow truck right away, so you open an app on your iPhone, search for the closest tow truck and send an instant... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $949,...
Best Buy has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro available for $949.99 on their online store. Choose free shipping or free instant local store pickup (if available). Their price is $150 off MSRP. Price is... Read more
Save up to $125 on Retina MacBook Pros
B&H Photo has the new 2014 13″ and 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $125 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only. They’ll also include free copies of Parallels... Read more
Apple refurbished Time Capsules available sta...
The Apple Store has certified refurbished Time Capsules available for up to $60 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each Time Capsule, and shipping is free: - 2TB Time Capsule: $255... Read more
Textilus New Word, Notes and PDF Processor fo...
Textilus is new word-crunching, notes, and PDF processor designed exclusively for the iPad. I haven’t had time to thoroughly check it out yet, but it looks great and early reviews are positive.... Read more
WD My Passport Pro Bus-Powered Thunderbolt RA...
WD’s My Passport Pro RAID solution is powered by an integrated Thunderbolt cable for true portability and speeds as high as 233 MB/s. HighlightsOverviewSpecifications Transfer, Back Up And Edit In... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple Inc. (U...
…important role that the ASC serves is that of providing an excellent Apple Customer Experience. Responsibilities include: * Promoting Apple products and solutions Read more
Senior Event Manager, *Apple* Retail Market...
…This senior level position is responsible for leading and imagining the Apple Retail Team's global event strategy. Delivering an overarching brand story; in-store, Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
Project Manager / Business Analyst, WW *Appl...
…a senior project manager / business analyst to work within our Worldwide Apple Fulfillment Operations and the Business Process Re-engineering team. This role will work Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.