SAN FRANCISCO, CA., May 9, 2000 -
THOUGHT Inc., (www.thoughtinc.com) of San Francisco has announced
the release and shipment of Version 3.1 of its CocoBase Enterprise
O/R 3.1, the leading Object/Relational mapping tool. CocoBase
Enterprise O/R 3.1 allows users to substantially cut costs for
development of E-Commerce applications by dramatically reducing
the amount of coding necessary to create the Enterprise JavaBeans
that many e-commerce sites rely on. This 5th major upgrade of
the product from the leader in object-oriented mapping technology
for Enterprise JavaBeans delivers many new features for E- Commerce
applications, including support of all of the leading servers,
dynamic client side querying and dynamic mapping of tables. These
new features add additional support companies needing to meet
their return on investment (ROI) requirements for E-commerce solutions.
Thought Inc.'s focus on cost savings, ease of development and
broad base of industry support provides CocoBase customers like
GTE Inc., AppNet Inc. and Perot Systems a major competitive advantage.
"As consultants specializing in application delivery, TRC
has integrated the GemStone and CocoBase products very successfully
on several large-scale projects," said John King, Director
for The Technical Resource Connection (TRC), a wholly owned subsidiary
of Perot Systems Corporation. "Packaging these two software
products together is an excellent and timely decision. The strengths
afforded to the developer by packaging these complementary products
makes it an obvious winner."
One of the main features of CocoBase Enterprise O/R v3.1 is the
ability to automatically generate all of the database access code
from a map of the underlying data instead of writing the access
by hand. This feature alone cuts the development time from around
40 hours to create a fully functional Entity Bean for EJB to Minutes!
CocoBase provides tightly integrated Entity Bean support for Container
Managed Persistence and Bean Managed Persistence that is portable
across EJB Application Servers such as; BEA Weblogic 5.1, Gemstone/J,
IBM's WebSphere, Inprise's Application Server, IONA's iPortal
Server, iPlanet's (a Sun - Netscape Alliance) NAS Server, JONAS
(open source) Application Server, Object Spaces' Voyager and Sybases'
"Our integrations with the leading EJB Servers providing
Entity bean support for both Container and Bean Managed Persistence,
offers a complete development platform for Database Access with
EJB applications. CocoBase Enterprise O/R delivers the most flexible,
portable and customizable EJB Persistence on the market,"
said Ward Mullins, CTO of THOUGHT Inc.
Container Managed Persistence (CMP) allows developers to build
EJB components without having to directly deal with persistence
during development. While Bean Managed Persistence (BMP) requires
that developers 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 and
simplify development. In contrast, the use of BMP makes it easier
for the developer to edit and customize persistence code during
development. While BMP delivers much needed flexibility to a developer,
it also increases the complexity which CocoBase Enterprise O/R
manages for you. With the use of CocoBase Enterprise O/R, the
developer finds little difference in building applications using
either CMP or BMP.
Other features that are important in this release are; 1) the
ability to Dynamically Query from the client both regular Java
and EJB applications through a QueryBuilder library. (which is
included as source code.) 2) Dynamic Mapping of database tables
so that in one step all of your tables can be mapped, thus saving
"Development, deployment and maintenance cost savings coupled
with ease of use across EJB servers are what we deliver to customers
who are building E-Commerce applications." said Dan Wilson,
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, THOUGHT Inc. "Our
ability to work with virtually any EJB Server ensures that companies
have the flexibility to meet ever changing requirements without
About CocoBase Enterprise O/R
CocoBase Enterprise O/R provides
a powerful standard for bridging the fault between objects used
by EJB Servers and RDBMS's. 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 4 years of product acceptance and thousands of installation
sites, CocoBase is in a class by itself in terms of Object to
Relational Mapping. THOUGHT Inc. invented Repository based Object
Mapping and then built a system on that technology that actually
is more efficient than static solutions. This makes it an essential
necessity for any Java Enterprise Component Developer.
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 companys' 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 with Object Mapping. CocoBase
is a standards based product relying on such technologies as EJB,
RMI, CORBA, JDBC, 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.