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THOUGHT Inc.® SHIPS New CocoBase® Enterprise O/R Version 4.0 OPTIMIZED for J2EE® and J2SE® Customer Success



Version 4.0 of CocoBase® provides developers success with extensive new features for Dynamic Transparent Persistence, EJB 2.0 and CMP Entity bean relationship support, generate JSPs and Session Beans; integrations with all top applications servers / modeling tools / development environments; customer success through working tightly with key partners; and an easy to use tool that cuts up to 85% of the cost of database access.

San Francisco, CA. January 22, 2002 - THOUGHT Inc.®, "The Dynamic O/R Mapping® Company," announces the exciting, now available, release of version 4 of CocoBase® Enterprise O/R "Optimized for J2EE / J2SE Customer Success." CocoBase® continues to lead the industry in providing developers success with enterprise database access. In version 4.0, CocoBase® expands its mature persistence functionality, interoperability with all the top tools, in-depth partnering for solutions that work, and most importantly delivers an easy to use tool that dramatically cuts the cost of database access.

"Our goal of continuing to simplify the complex process of persisting relational data is further enhanced with version 4.0 of CocoBase® Enterprise O/R. CocoBase's® ability to bring together mature O/R Mapping functionality that interoperates with application servers, modeling tools, and development environments is a win - win for customers and partners," said Ward Mullins, CTO of Thought Inc.®

CocoBase's® mapping technology covers the breadth of EJB 2.0/1.1 Entity Beans, Session Beans, JSP's on the J2EE platform and Java persistence code on the J2SE platform. This 4.0 release adds in support for EJB 2.0, CMP Entity bean relationships, local and remote bean interfaces, extended Transparent Persistence support for local and distributed environments, Generic Session Beans, Tomcat 4.0 JSP code templates with optional User Transaction Object, etc. Also included are integrations for updates of HP, IBM, Oracle, and Sybase's application servers along with XMI 1.1 support for Rational Rose, Power Designer, and Together Control Center modeling tools.

"CocoBase's® sales and technology leadership in the O/R Mapping tool market is a clear result of staying close to the fundamentals. Those being meeting the needs of the customer by providing a solution that cuts costs, improves performance and is easy to use," said Daniel Wilson, VP of Sales / Marketing for Thought Inc.®

CocoBase's® market leadership is demonstrated in customer success with multiple companies like Bell South, Harte Hanks, HBO and NCS Pearson. A key aspect of this success is how closely Thought Inc. ® works with partners. For example Sybase is reselling CocoBase® with EAServer, Rational and Borland can provide O/R Mapping with CocoBase® integration, and more. By making sure input from partners and customers is reflected in CocoBase as well as advancements from the engineering team, the tool remains intuitive and simple to use, even for complex operations.

About THOUGHT® Inc.

THOUGHT Inc. ®, architects of CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, "Dynamic Mapping for the Enterprise®" was formed in 1993, and subsequently revolutionized object to relational mapping technology with landmark solutions and industry leadership. The company supports customers around the world from their offices in Paris, France, and Florianopolis, Brazil as well as corporate headquarters in San Francisco, CA. CocoBase® and THOUGHT Inc. ® are registered trademarks of THOUGHT Inc. ®. CocoBase® technology is based on US patent #5857197. All other trademarks are property of their respective company. More information on THOUGHT Inc. ® can be obtained online at WWW.THOUGHTINC.COM or by calling, (415) 836-9199.