High-performance chemical information database system
THOR is a database system designed to store and retrieve chemical information in an efficient, rational, and convenient manner. THOR is designed specifically for chemical information processing; the primary key used in the database is the molecular structure as defined by its SMILESTM. Designed to robustly handle any type of chemical information, independent of quantity or complexity, THOR is widely used by researchers who demand speed and chemical intelligence.
Merlin is a high-speed exploratory data analysis program, designed to explore today's large chemical-information databases. Merlin treats a database as a single unit and performs operations (e.g. searches and sorts) on the whole database using an English language scripting/programming language (Merlin Control Language or MCL). By using high-speed in-memory techniques, Merlin performs these tasks with unprecedented speed.