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Ardent

(Ardent Software, Inc., Westboro, MA) A database vendor formed in 1998 as the merger of VMARK Software, Unidata and O2 Technology. Its products included the UniVerse and UniData databases and DataStage data warehouse utility. In 2000, Ardent was acquired by Informix, which later sold its database business to IBM and renamed itself Ascential Software Corporation, concentrating on asset management. See UniVerse, UniData, DataStage and VMARK.
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But they were supremely interested, for every little while they ardently took sides, and sometimes all were talking at once, till their voices surged back and forth in waves of sound like mimic thunder-rolls in the confined space.
But the more they sink, the more ardently gloweth their eye, and the longing for their God.
In attending the elections, too, and taking part in them, he tried now not to judge, not to fall foul of them, but to comprehend as fully as he could the question which was so earnestly and ardently absorbing honest and excellent men whom he respected.
We have already reached a very high latitude; but it is the height of summer, and although not so warm as in England, the southern gales, which blow us speedily towards those shores which I so ardently desire to attain, breathe a degree of renovating warmth which I had not expected.
Little did I think then--little did I think afterwards when our pleasant holiday had drawn to an end--that the opportunity of serving me for which my grateful companion so ardently longed was soon to come; that he was eagerly to seize it on the instant; and that by so doing he was to turn the whole current of my existence into a new channel, and to alter me to myself almost past recognition.
For I must now confess to you that I suffer from home-sickness--that I long so ardently and earnestly for home, as sometimes, when no one sees me, to pine for it.
It crept along the passage until it came to the very door she longed so ardently to reach.
A video is going viral online in which Katniss, the heroic main character from the Hunger Games, is shown ardently in love with Arabic bread instead of Peeta, her true lover.
The parties have ardently stepped in the political ground for contesting in Punjab and Sindh local bodies election but the ECP officials have barred PTI and PML-N from conducting public gathering at Dhobi Ghat, terming it against the electoral rules and regulations.
Madani who described the dastardly and cowardly against key partners like the UAE who are ardently engaged in contributing to the peace building and reconstruction process in Somalia, is clearly intended at scaring the international community which has been striving to rebuild Somalia and return durable peace to the country.
America, the American Medical Association is committed to improving the health of the nation and ardently supports funding for medical research that not only generates lifesaving discoveries, but also fuels economic growth by increasing jobs and productivity, and helps control health care costs.
Elva often spoke of the Christian values imbued in her by her mother, and in her later years she ardently embraced the Orthodox Christian Faith.