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Informix, Fort Point Bolster Egghead Software Site

Informix Corp., a provider of database technology, and Fort Point Partners Inc., a San Francisco-based Internet database consulting firm, announced the expansion of technology to support the e-commerce Web site of Egghead Computer Inc.

Fort Point Partners will be adding Informix's Universal Data Option, the next generation of its Web Integration Option to Egghead's Web site in order to manage its rapid growth.

The Egghead site was designed and built with the support of Fort Point Partners and is based on Informix's database technology.

The addition of the Universal Data Option will extend traditional relational database functionality of the Informix database and will give Egghead increased scalability and faster performance, Fort Point said.

It will also provide the opportunity to incorporate new data types, such as photographs, video, and sound; and new industry-specific business logic such as package routing rules or complex currency exposure analysis.

Financial details were not disclosed.