Unica Technologies Inc. said its Model 1 data mining software has been bought by PNC Bank Corp. of Pittsburgh.

The data base system, which is widely used by large companies in and outside the banking industry, "will enable PNC Bank to develop modeling applications with shorter cycle times," said Eric Myers, a statistician at PNC. The banking company said it "prides itself on forming a close relationship with" customers and the Model 1 application will help it focus on people's needs.

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