SAN FRANCISCO, CA., September
11, 2000 - CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, the leading Object to
Relational Mapping technology for EJB servers, is now optimized
for the Borland Application Server (BAS), according to an announcement
today by THOUGHT, Inc. (www.thoughtinc.com), the builder of CocoBase.
CocoBase provides BAS users with a quick and easy way to integrate
relational data with Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB) applications.
Customers using IAS can now gain substantial advantage in upgrading
their Web sites by the instant generation of Container and Bean
Managed Persistence (CMP/BMP) feature of CocoBase. With its upgraded
support for IAS, CocoBase Enterprise O/R customers will be able
to leverage a compelling platform for building enterprise-strength
Internet business applications. Borland™ Application Server™ (IAS)
is a product of Borland.
with the Borland Application Server supports both Container and
Bean Managed Persistence, providing a complete development platform
for database access with EJB™ applications. Combined, the two
products deliver flexible and customizable persistence that can
easily adapt to our customers' needs," said Ward Mullins,
CTO of THOUGHT Inc.
Container Managed Persistence
(CMP) allows developers to build EJB components without having
to directly deal with persistence during development. Since Bean
Managed Persistence (BMP) requires that developers write a certain
amount of persistence code, the use of CMP reduces the need for
a developer to understand or to implement persistence code, which
will dramatically speed up and simplify development. In contrast,
the use of BMP makes it easier for the developer to edit and customize
persistence code during development. Although BMP delivers much
needed flexibility to a developer, it also increases the complexity,
which CocoBase Enterprise O/R manages for customers. By utilizing
CocoBase Enterprise O/R, the developer finds little difference
in building applications using either CMP or BMP.
"We are very pleased
that THOUGHT Inc. is supporting the Borland Application Server
platform," said Thomas Torf, vice president and general manager
of the Enterprise business unit for Borland. "Tools like
CocoBase Enterprise O/R are very important in today's high-speed
The CocoBase Enterprise
O/R mapping tool provides full support for EJB 1.0 and 1.1 and
now enables developers to offer consistent, high-end database
access. CocoBase can generate all of the CMP/BMP entity beans
with persistence code necessary from its highly optimized and
editable templates. This provides the Inprise EJB platform with
rapid development and fine-grained object to relational mapping
that meets the needs of enterprise systems.
"We find that the
main requirements companies have for building applications on
the EJB server platform is high performance, ease of use and scalability,"
said Dan Wilson, vice president of sales and marketing at THOUGHT
Inc. "The enhancements to our CocoBase Enterprise O/R, specifically
for EJB, make it an essential part of the solution for delivering
these requirements to our customers in combination with Borland
Note: Following is an explanation of abbreviations and acronyms
used in this news release:
JDBC - Java DataBase Connectivity
EJB - Enterprise Java Beans
CMP - Container Managed Persistence
BMP - Bean Managed Persistence
ABOUT COCOBASE ENTERPRISE O/R
CocoBase Enterprise O/R provides a powerful standard for bridging
the fault between objects used by EJB Servers and RDBMS's. The
CocoBase technology is based on landmark patents issued to THOUGHT
Inc. for Repository based Object Mapping. It is the technology
and product leader in the Java space. After 4 years of product
acceptance and thousands of installation sites, CocoBase is in
a class by itself in terms of Object to Relational Mapping. THOUGHT
Inc. invented Repository based Object Mapping and then built a
system on that technology that actually is more efficient than
static solutions. This makes it an essential necessity for any
Java Enterprise Component Developer.
About THOUGHT, Inc.
Established in 1993, THOUGHT Inc. is the market leader in Java-based
object-oriented Mapping Middleware technology. THOUGHT Inc. has
been shipping CocoBase, the patented flagship product and the
industry's most advanced framework for accessing legacy data in
a distributed application since March of 1997.
Since that time, THOUGHT
Inc. founders have successfully provided solutions for customers
deploying applications on the Worldwide Web and have gained a
reputation for excellence in their field. CocoBase is a standards
based product relying on such technologies as RMI, CORBA, JDBC,
Thought Inc. makes its
home in San Francisco supporting customers worldwide in the United
States, Europe, Japan, Asia and Australia. The CocoBase family
of products are available through distributors, resellers and
directly online at their Yahoo Store. CocoBase and THOUGHT Inc.
are registered trademarks of THOUGHT Inc. CocoBase technology
is based on US patent #5857197. More information on THOUGHT Inc.
can be obtained online at www.thoughtinc.com or by calling, (415)
About Borland ™ Application Server ™
Borland Application Server is the first application server to
fully integrate the benefits of EJB and CORBA. By leveraging the
proven scalability and reliability of VisiBroker, customers can
create e-business applications that can handle the high volumes
of transactions required for doing business on the Web.
The Borland Application
Server also provides comprehensive support for the Java 2 Platform
Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Inprise/Borland is redefining the value
that developers can expect from an application server by combining
the open, cross-platform, and cross-language framework of CORBA
with the transactional business logic of Enterprise JavaBeans™
CocoBase is a registered trademark of THOUGHT, Inc. All rights
reserved. All other names and trademarks are the property of their