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Japan Institute of Genetics and Fujitsu to Develop Ultrafast Database

NEW YORK, July 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Japan's National Institute of Genetics and Fujitsu today announced an agreement to develop an ultrafast database system for life-sciences applications.

 

The system will be based on Fujitsu's XML database engine. An end-of-the-year deadline is projected for installation of a prototype system at the institute's Center for Information Biology and DNA Data Bank of Japan.

 

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

 

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