Rockville, MD, Nov. 30, 1999 FileTek, Inc. announced that The UK Meteorological Office (The Met. Office) has awarded the company a five-year contract to build one of the largest relational databases ever. Using FileTek's StorHouse software, The Met. Office has selected a solution capable of scaling to petabytes (1,000,000,000,000,000s of bytes) of data to be warehoused, managed and accessed by scientists using atmospheric computer models for weather forecasting and climate research. The final contract was only awarded after a thorough competitive process.
"This is truly a breakthrough system solution for both The Met. Office and FileTek in terms of database size," said David Beamer, president of FileTek. "We are very proud to be associated with such a prestigious government agency, and I am also particularly proud of the FileTek employees in our London and Rockville offices who have worked so hard to configure this solution."
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