PLATFORMS: The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) stores financial and operational data on a data warehouse comprised of an NCR Worldmark 5100, a parallel processing machine using a one-terabyte Teradata RDBMS and an IBM RS/6000 running on an AIX platform. Most desktop platforms are PCs running OS/2. During 1998 and 1999, BNSF will gradually migrate its PCs to the NT operating system.

BACKGROUND: BNSF was formed after the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroad companies merged in September, 1995. Today, the BNSF is one of the largest railroad concerns in the United States. The Santa Fe railroad originally deployed GQL in 1994.

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