San Francisco, CA -- October 31, 2000
-- Sybase, Inc. [NASDAQ: SYBS] announced today a business partnership
with THOUGHT® Inc. that enables customers to integrate the market's
leading object-to-relational (O/R) mapping software from THOUGHT
Inc. with Sybase® EAServer.
By using CocoBase® Enterprise O/R with EAServer, businesses
significantly reduce the time it takes to develop robust Web applications
that integrate e-business applications. CocoBase Enterprise O/R
helps to achieve this by automatically creating and generating Container
and Bean Managed Persistence (CMP/BMP) Entity beans in minutes that
perform up to 400% faster than manually coded beans according to
"This partnership demonstrates Sybase's commitment to provide
an enhanced application development environment by delivering an
optimal solution for O/R mapping," said Loren Corbridge, Sybase
product manager for EAServer.
Ward Mullins, CTO of THOUGHT Inc.,
said, "Sybase and THOUGHT have made programming easier for
Java developers. The combined technologies of CocoBase and EAServer
offer developers and their customers an effective solution for high-end
database access, enhanced performance, and easy implementation for
building applications on the EJB platform."
EAServer, a leader in the application server marketplace, is one
of the first application servers offering full support of the J2EE
technology-based standard, having passed the Sun Microsystems Java
TM2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE TM) technology compatibility
test suite. EAServer provides complete support for J2EE technologies,
including Enterprise JavaBeans TM (EJB TM), Java TM Servlet, Java
Naming and Directory Interface TM components, Java Transaction Service
(JTS) and Java Transaction API, and JDBC TM technology. In addition,
EAServer provides seamless support for virtually any type of client
including CORBA, XML, HTML, DHTML, any ActiveX client, C and C++,
and PowerBuilder TM.
CocoBase Enterprise O/R provides a powerful tool for bridging the
impedance mismatch between objects used by EJB Servers and RDBMS.
CocoBase is a standards-based product that provides easy integration
of Bean, Container and Session Beans with EJB enabling a best of
breed O/R mapping solution for enterprise and e-business systems.
THOUGHT Inc., the market leader for O/R mapping optimized for EJB,
holds patents for Repository-based Object Mapping. For more information
on CocoBase, visit: http://www.thoughtinc.com/products.html
About Sybase, Inc.
Headquartered in Emeryville, CA, Sybase, Inc., is one of the largest
global independent software companies. Sybase helps businesses integrate,
manage, and deliver applications, content, and data anywhere they
are needed. The company's products, combined with its world-class
professional services and partner technologies, provide a comprehensive
platform for integrated, end-to-end solutions in mobile and embedded
computing, data warehousing, and Web environments. Sybase focuses
especially on Enterprise Portal (EP) solutions, which give businesses
the ability to extend their enterprise to customers, partners, and
suppliers by converting stored data into useful information, which
can be organized, integrated, and personalized for use anywhere
at anytime. Sybase customers represent the industries leading the
global economy, with strong concentrations in financial services,
public sector, telecommunications, and healthcare. The company's
Web address is http://www.sybase.com.
About THOUGHT Inc.
Established in 1993, THOUGHT Inc. is a 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. Headquartered in San Francisco,
CA, THOUGHT Inc. supports customers worldwide in the United States,
Europe, Japan, Asia and Australia. Visit www.thoughtinc.com for