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CocoBase® Enterprise O/R and GemFire Integration Provides An Outstanding High-Performance Data Solution For Enterprise IT Applications




San Francisco, CA. and Beaverton, OR. - March 10, 2004

THOUGHT Inc.®, The Dynamic O/R Mapping™ Company, announces the tight integration of GemFire®, the industry's leading high performance data services solution from GemStone Systems with CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, the market leader and award winning Dynamic Object to Relational Mapping™ tool. The combination of two best-of-breed Java tools focused on providing high-performance data is a win-win for customers. GemFire's innovative solution for data distribution, caching and management tightly coupled with CocoBase's® dynamic mapping solution for persisting relational data provides two major components of an enterprise-level IT data architecture. Together these systems provide the developer easy to use tools that greatly simplify and cut the cost of building high-performance J2SE and J2EE applications a reality.

"Integrating two best-of-breed tools such as GemFire for data caching and distribution with CocoBase® for object to relational mapping provides customers an excellent choice for managing their enterprise-level data needs", said Richard Lamb, president of GemStone Systems.

The GemFire solution delivers high performance data distribution and data management benefits and reduces system costs, a top concern for chief architects. GemFire's pervasive interoperability improves the utilization of an enterprise's infrastructure, diminishes development time costs and makes many large technology investments, such as additional hardware, databases and storage, unnecessary.

"Enterprise customers need top-level solutions for managing data," said Ward Mullins, CTO of THOUGHT Inc. ® "Combining the masterful data persistence features of CocoBase® with the expertly designed data caching and management features of GemFire provides enterprise development teams with the flexibility and capabilities needed to successfully complete their projects."

CocoBase® Enterprise O/R is a vender neutral Dynamic Object to Relational Mapping™ layer that sits on top of the JDBC driver between the application objects (often running in an application server) and the database (which is usually a relational database for most modern IT organizations). CocoBase® manages the persistence and retrieval of data (sometimes referred to as the exchange of data) from the application to where it is stored in the relational database.

CocoBase® takes the database specific code and prewritten SQL out of the object and saves this information to the mapping layer (i.e. map). Thus decoupling the object from being hard coded to the database. The database specific code and SQL is dynamically created at runtime. This allows objects to be easily reused over and over. This dynamic layer provides a multitude of performance and scaling optimizations that are easily changed by the programmer to best fit their specific needs.

Proceed now to the THOUGHT Inc.® website for a FREE download of CocoBase®,

Marketing Contact: Daniel Wilson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, (415) 836-9199.

About CocoBase® Enterprise O/R

CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, Optimized for J2EE and J2SE Customer Success, solves the Object to Relational impedance mismatch. The mature technological leader, available since early 1997 and in its' fourth major release, 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 / coarse grained relationships in company applications.

About GemStone Systems, Inc.

GemStone Systems is a privately held company with over 20 years of software experience in developing high performance object oriented technology and highly scalable systems for enterprise organizations. GemStone's patented technology delivers the speed, performance and capabilities that enterprises need from the hardware and software they already own. Industry leading global organizations such as Intercontinental Exchange Inc., JP Morgan Chase, UBS Warburg, BellSouth Telecommunications and Orient Overseas Container Line depend on GemStone technology and expertise to build scalable, mission-critical applications that have set the standard in their industries, and given them the competitive edge to be increasingly profitable. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, GemStone sells and supports its solutions through its US sales force and a worldwide network of distributors.

About THOUGHT Inc.®

THOUGHT Inc.®, the Dynamic O/R Mapping™ 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. THOUGHT Inc.'s® global sales include customers in the United States, Europe, Asia and India. More information on THOUGHT Inc. ® can be obtained online at WWW.THOUGHTINC.COM or by calling, (415) 836-9199.

This document is copyrighted and owned solely by THOUGHT Inc.® 2003. CocoBase® and THOUGHT Inc.® are registered trademarks of THOUGHT Inc.®. Dynamic O/R Mapping™, Dynamic Object to Relational Mapping™, Dynamic Universal Querying™ and Dynamic Transparent Persistence™ are pending trademarks of THOUGHT Inc.®. CocoBase® technology is based on US patent #5857197 as well as additional pending patents directed to object navigation, object modeling, querying and caching. All other trademarks are property of their respective company. This publication is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, to also include any and all technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.