SAN FRANCISCO, CA., March 30, 2000
-iPlanettm E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance, and THOUGHT
Inc., the leader in Object Oriented Mapping technology, today
announced that together the companies will provide customers a
quick and easy way to integrate relational data with Enterprise
JavaBeans applications. Current customers of the Netscape Application
Server 4.0 from iPlanet can now take advantage of container and
bean managed persistence (CMP/BMP) with the use of CocoBase Enterprise
O/R from THOUGHT, Inc. By significantly enhancing its JavaÔ
technology implementation, iPlanet's Netscape Application Server,
combined with CocoBase Enterprise O/R, is a compelling platform
for building high performance, scaleable, and fault tolerant e-commerce
solutions for the Net Economy.
"Our integration with the iPlanet software supports both
container and bean managed persistence, providing a complete development
platform for database access with EJB applications. Used together,
the two products deliver flexible and customizable persistence
that can easily adapt to our customers' needs,"
said Ward Mullins, CTO of THOUGHT Inc.
CMP allows developers using iPlanet technology to build EJB components
without having to directly deal with persistence during development,
while BMP requires that the developer 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 can dramatically
speed up development. In contrast, the use of BMP makes it easier
for the developer to edit and customize persistence code during
development. While this option delivers more flexibility to a
developer, it can be unwieldy and costly without an O/R product
such as CocoBase.
"We are constantly evaluating tools to include in our iPlanet
software portfolio and found CocoBase Enterprise O/R to meet the
needs of our current customers as well as future iPlanet Application
Server 6.0 customers for CMP. CocoBase's extensible and flexible
persistence architecture makes it a good tool for use in the wide
variety of business applications that customers are using our
application servers for today,"
said Joe Keller, vice president of application server products
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 iPlanet 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 recent 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 iPlanet's Netscape Application
Netscape Application Server 4.0
iPlanet's Netscape Application Server
4.0 provides comprehensive functionality for enterprises implementing
business-critical Internet and extranet applications when high-performance,
rapid deployment, scalability, high availability, and enterprise
integration are critical. An intuitive, flexible development environment
allows an enterprise solution to be quickly built and extended
with its application frameworks across heterogeneous environments.
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, EJB, etc. 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 found
online at www.thoughtinc.com.
About iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions
iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape
Alliance, was established in March 1999 by America Online, Inc.
(NYSE: AOL) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDQ: SUNW) to provide
easy-to-deploy, comprehensive e-commerce solutions for the Net
Economy. iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions provides the industry's
broadest portfolio of Internet infrastructure and e-commerce applications
software and services. Its iPlanet Messaging, Directory, Web and
Application Server software all enjoy #1 marketshare positions.
For more information, consult the iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions
Web site at www.iplanet.com or call 888-786-8111.
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