Nomura Integrates Trading Operations With Hoodini

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Nomura International is entering the application development phase of an ambitious Europe-wide front, middle and back office software project dubbed Hoodini. According to Nomura officials, Hoodini combines elements of both object-oriented and relational database technology. The bank is scheduled to begin installation of ObjectStore 4.0 - an object database developed and marketed by Massachusetts-based Object Design - in mid-1996, to serve as Hoodini's cache manager. Although Nomura is committ