Stromasys has developed a range of VAX and Alpha emulator products that prolong the use of HP OpenVMS VAX and Alpha applications. CHARON-VAX products emulate complete VAX systems on OpenVMS Alpha or Windows platforms, allowing applications, layered products, tools, and middleware to run unmodified. Similarly, CHARON-AXP products emulate complete Alpha systems providing the same portability.
Oracle Corporation supports VAX or Alpha versions of Oracle Rdb and Oracle CODASYL DBMS and their related products running on CHARON-VAX or CHARON-AXP provided that any problems reported can be reproduced by Oracle Support on an actual VAX or Alpha system. The Oracle Database on OpenVMS running in CHARON-AXP is also supported under the same restriction that problems reported can be reproduced on an actual Alpha system. Customers migrating from VAX or Alpha to a CHARON emulated environment with Oracle Rdb or from Alpa to an CHARON emulated environment with the Oracle database on OpenVMS should check with their Oracle account managers regarding licensing. Oracle's Global Pricing and Licensing rules apply. In most cases, Oracle license and service agreements are transferred to the same number of CHARON-VAX or CHARON-AXP processors at no charge.
CHARON-VAX and CHARON-AXP emulators are software products owned, sold, and serviced by Stromasys. For more information about CHARON emulators, see Stromasys's web site at: https://www.stromasys.com.