Frequently Asked Questions
Can I access my database with SQL/ODBC/JDBC?
Yes, even though the GT.M database engine imposes no schema on the data, you can map relational tables to the data if the structure of the data permits it (all tables can be mapped to a key-value organization, but not all key-value organizations can be mapped to a relational organization). FIS PIP is a free /open source (FOSS) tool with commercial support that has such a mapping capability and provides SQL/JDBC access. KB_SQL is a third-party product from Knowledge Based Systems. FIS Profile provides its own SQL/ODBC/JDBC access as part of the application suite.
How do I web enable my GT.M application?
There are several FOSS approaches. GT.M includes the ability to deploy a web service under the control of an “Internet superserver” such as inetd or xinetd. A tool such as EWD from M/Gateway provides a very sophisticated approach to developing web applications that use a GT.M back end. A simple CGI interface to GT.M from any web server is trivially written in M. Note that FIS Profile includes its own messaging services for web enablement.
What is FIS?
FIS is the world's top-ranked technology provider to the banking industry. With more than 24,000 experts in 100 countries, FIS delivers the most comprehensive range of solutions for the broadest range of financial markets. FIS develops GT.M and supports it commercially.
On what platforms is GT.M available?
As FOSS, GT.M is available on GNU/Linux on the x86 architecture as well as on OpenVMS on the Alpha/AXP architecture.
- More traditionally licensed, GT.M is available for:
- AIX on IBM pSeries (formerly RS/6000)
- z/OS on IBM zSeries (formerly S/390)
- Solaris on Sun SPARC
- GNU/Linux and HP-UX on HP Integrity
Where can I get support for GT.M?
FIS supports GT.M on a commercial basis on all platforms, whether licensed as FOSS or more traditionally. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase support.
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