As you know we just announced our beta for the Mac OS X this week and were at the show to start to get the word out and meet customers and business partners who are interested in an "Industrial Strength" data base for their application. There was a ton of traffic in the ped - -People were at first surprised and then pleased to see us there as they have been looking for a dependable data base that is secure and scalable to build their applications on. Many developers who have a long history using Informix were thrilled to see the announcement and anxious to try the beta.
- MAC users are very happy to see an enterprise class database on the LATEST MAC OS.
- Looking for something better than what is currently available on MAC which just hasn't been reliable and has not scaled to meet their needs.
- Some really like the idea of OAT that is open source and allow users to customize, especially the free part.
- One mid sized system integrator commented " We are glad to see IBM supporting the MAC platform as we are building applications to take into Government and Financial Markets - We need a data base that our customers can depend on. IDS is exactly what we are looking for."