RIM (Relational Information Management System) as an Implementation Tool for a Distributed Heterogeneous Database,
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The Amoco Production Company and Standard Oil Company Indiana computing environment encompasses a highly Distributed network of Heterogeneous Database Management Systems DHDBMS and query languages, such as IBMs IMS, SQL and DB2, ASI Inquiry, Infodatas Inquire, Information Builders FOCUS, and a variety of access methods, file structures, and network protocols including Boeing Computer Services RIMRelational Information Management. An Amoco-enhanced version of BCSRIM is currently being used as an effective tool in the implementation of systems which simplify the development of new distributed database applications. Another Distributed Database System ADDS is an ongoing Amoco Computing Research project to investigate the feasibility and add to the knowledge of effective DHDBMS. Although many Amoco database applications are using RIM as a homogeneous DBMS, a primary goal of ADDS is to avoid the re-design of hundreds of man-years of existing DBMS-specific applications. The ADDS prototype now supports interactive, ad hoc retrieval from several of the AmocoStandard DHDBMS.