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CocoBase® Enterprise O/R Experiences Amazing Market Acceptance.


With a quickly growing customer base, exciting technology innovations, key industry partnerships and an easy to use tool that decreases the cost of database access development by up to 85%, THOUGHT Inc.'s ® CocoBase® Enterprise O/R has matured into the Market Leader for Object to Relational Mapping Tools.

Java One - San Francisco, CA. March 25, 2002 - THOUGHT Inc.®, The Dynamic O/R Mappingtm Company, announces amazing market acceptance for their CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, Dynamic Object to Relational Mappingtm tool. As the market looks for a winner with O/R Mapping Tools, CocoBase® has clearly taken the lead. With major industry players lining up to include CocoBase® with their tools, the number of CocoBase® users expanding continuously, and technology innovations such as Dynamic Transparent Persistencetm that are years ahead of competitors, it is easy to agree with this conclusion.

"Our commitment to the customer is what has guided the development of CocoBase®. Simplifying for the developer the complex process of persisting and managing enterprise data is what CocoBase® has achieved," said Ward Mullins, CTO, THOUGHT Inc.

THOUGHT Inc.® has very successfully partnered with the key industry players. For example, Sybase is now reselling CocoBase® and shipping it with EAServer. Lutris is shipping CocoBase® with the Lutris EAS application Server and recommending it for purchase. Thought Inc.® is also closely partnered with BEA Systems, Borland, HP, IBM, iPlanet, JBoss, Macromedia, Oracle, PointBase, Rational, Sun Microsystems, and others resulting in mutually deployed customers.

"This partnership is an example of our commitment to provide customers with the very best technology platforms and tools to optimise application development environments," said Billy Ho, senior vice president and general manager of Sybase's e-Business Division. "The need to provide tools that aid in the delivery of quality applications is at a peak in the face of tighter budgets and smaller work forces. Sybase strives to work with its partners, such as THOUGHT Inc. ®, to deliver best-in-class technology to help customers increase productivity while reducing costs."

"Bundling CocoBase® mapping technology with our Java Services platform reinforces our commitment to deliver best of breed tools and technologies to our ISV and VAR partners," said Michael Gardner, Lutris Vice President of Engineering.

Key customers in all types of industries are choosing CocoBase® for their mission critical applications. Examples are companies like in Application Support, Bell South and Nextel in Telecommunications, HBO in Entertainment, Bristol Meyers and Eli Lilly in Pharmaceuticals, NCS Pearson in Education, Best Foods in Consumer Goods. Each of these customers reports a high degree of success with CocoBase® from ease of use, great technical support, increased performance to a tool that is flexible enough to meet their specific needs.

"CocoBase® took us from an abstract object model in Rational Rose to concrete Java code in minutes. Their UML / XMI support is outstanding," said Igor Gorbunov, Senior Systems Analyst,

The main focus for the tool has always been to meet and satisfy customer needs. This has required providing a simple to use interface that managed, for the developer, the complexities of persisting and managing data on the J2EE, J2SE and now including J2ME platforms with CMP / BMP Entity beans, Session Beans, Java Classes and JSPs. Providing a seamless development experience by integrating with all of the top Application Servers such as BEA Weblogic, Borland, HP-AS, IBM WebSphere, iPlanet, Jboss, Lutris EAS, Macromedia JRun, Oracle9iAS, Orion, Sybase EAServer; Development Environments such as Borland JBuilder, IBM Visual Age, Sun Forte for Java; UML / XMI Object Modeling Tools such as Embarcadero Describe, Sybase Power Designer, Rational Rose, and Together Control Center, was also key.

"Successfully solving the needs of large enterprise customers is a hallmark of what we do. Our focus on the customer has driven CocoBase® to be the best solution for building high performance and scalable systems," said Daniel Wilson, VP of Sales, THOUGHT Inc.

Technologically, CocoBase's® Dynamic O/R Mappingtm layer places it in a class by itself. Typically, O/R tools are often implemented by statically coding SQL directly into an application, or by tightly coupling the O/R layer to a single class hierarchy, which can be very fragile, or may result in limited reusability and difficulty in maintenance. In contrast, the CocoBase® dynamic mapping layer allows data maps to be shared, changed on the fly, and evolved quickly to meet the needs of the enterprise. The CocoBase® O/R mapping layer also provides many performance and scaling optimizations that can easily be configured to best fit specific application needs without requiring application regeneration and redeployment.

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About CocoBase® Enterprise O/R

CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, Optimized for J2EE and J2SE Customer Success, solves the Object to Relational impedance mismatch. It virtually eliminates the need to hand-code database access for EJB and Java Applications. This can directly decrease up to 85% of the cost of database access development for enterprise customers faced with deploying fine-grained (simple to complex) relationships on the J2EE - EJB O/R or J2SE - Java O/R platforms.

CocoBase's® unique Dynamic O/R Mapping
tm Layer ensures that the developer can easily build and deploy applications for optimal scalability, performance with minimal maintenance. 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 years of product acceptance and thousands of installation sites, CocoBase® is in a class by itself in terms of delivering Object to Relational Mapping technology.

About THOUGHT® Inc.

THOUGHT Inc.®, the Dynamic O/R Mapping
tm Company, architects of CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, 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. ®. Dynamic O/R Mappingtm and Dynamic Transparent Persistencetm are pending 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.