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S2 Systems Uses CocoBase® Enterprise O/R to Drive OpeN/2® Support for Any Leading Relational Database




San Francisco, CA. - April 20, 2004

THOUGHT Inc.®, The Dynamic O/R Mapping™ Company, announces the successful use of CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, the market leader and award winning Dynamic Object to Relational Mapping™ tool, by S2 Systems, global provider of enterprise payment and transaction management solutions. The web interface for their OpeN/2® system utilizes CocoBase® to manage the flow of data to and from the database. CocoBase® easily allows OpeN/2 to work with many different databases while requiring no change to the application, a key advantage for any database-neutral product. The flexibility of CocoBase®, the low cost of the system and the short time frame required to complete the application were key factors in S2 Systems' successful use of CocoBase®.

"We found CocoBase® to be an excellent choice for managing the data in our OpeN/2 enterprise payment solution. CocoBase® made it easy to create database-independent advanced queries. This is a clear competitive edge as we can easily support any leading relational database. We are very happy with the tool and the support we received from Thought," said Russell Alexander, Senior Software Engineer, S2 Systems Inc.

CocoBase® Enterprise O/R is a vendor 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 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 S2 Systems:

S2 Systems, Inc. is a leading global provider of mission-critical enterprise payment and transaction management solutions for the banking, financial services, retail, telecommunications, utilities and travel & hospitality industries. Today, S2 Systems technology is the best of its class in price and performance, delivering improved reliability and availability to businesses worldwide, with the industry's best ROI. For over 20 years, some of the world's largest organizations have relied on S2 products to drive their high-volume transaction processing systems.

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 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.