JAVA ONE, SAN FRANCISCO, June 6,
2000 - Bluestone® Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLSW), a leading
provider of Enterprise Interaction Management software, and THOUGHT
Inc.™, the market leader in Java-based object-oriented Mapping
Middleware technology, today announced a strategic relationship
that expands the container managed persistence options for Bluestone's
newly-released Total-e-Server™, the next generation of Bluestone's
award-winning Sapphire/ Web® Application Server (Release 7)
and the Application Server edition of Bluestone's comprehensive,
standards-based Total-e-Business™ platform.
Leveraging the pluggable persistence model of Total-e-Server's
Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) server, Bluestone application developers
now have a choice of bean persistence technologies for their EJBs.
In addition to Bluestone's own XML-based CMP services, developers
can opt to use the facilities of CocoBase™ Enterprise O/R, THOUGHT's
leading object/relational mapping tool. Utilizing CocoBase, developers
can generate persistent beans that can be deployed in Bluestone's
Application Server framework.
"By eliminating the need to
understand or directly implement persistence code, container
managed persistence is a powerful tool for developers charged
with developing EJBs," said Ward Mullins, CTO of THOUGHT Inc..
"Our Repository-based object mapping technology represents
the state-of-the-art in object/relational mapping. Integration
with Bluestone's Total-e-Server marries two best-of-breed products
to deliver a world-class solution."
Bob Bickel, senior vice president and executive technology officer
for Bluestone Software, "Fundamental
to the Bluestone philosophy is creating open, extensible architectures
that let users work with the tools and technologies they choose.
Adhering to this philosophy, Total-e-Server lets EJB developers
work with their preferred CMP technology. THOUGHT's leadership
in CMP services makes them a logical partner for Bluestone and
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 Bluestone Software
Bluestone® Software, Inc. is a leading provider of Enterprise
Interaction Management software. Companies deploying e-business
applications, like Avnet, CDNow, Food.com, MCI WorldCom, Planalytics,
Reliance National, and Time Inc., rely on Bluestone Total-e-Business™,
Bluestone Sapphire/Web®, and Bluestone XML Suite™ to provide
comprehensive e-business platforms, Internet-class infrastructures,
and robust integration services that e-business success demands.
Bluestone is headquartered at 300 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, 19113-1597. For more information, please call 888-Bluestone
or 610-915-5000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.bluestone.com.
Bluestone and Sapphire/Web are registered trademarks, and Total-e-Server,
Total-e-Business, and Bluestone XML Suite are trademarks of Bluestone
Software, Inc. THOUGHT Inc. and CocoBase are trademarks of THOUGHT
Inc. All other names, brands or products may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Certain statements in this press release constitute forward looking
statements as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those
contained in Bluestone's publicly filed reports with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, which may cause Bluestone's actual results,
performance, or achievements or those of its customers, its industry,
or its Code Blue developers to be materially different from the
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied
by these forward looking statements. Specifically, the Company's
beliefs with respect to the business opportunities presented by
e-business and the Company's ability to profitably market and
deploy its product solutions may prove to be inaccurate. In light
of the significant uncertainties inherent in these forward looking
statements, the information in this press release should not be
considered a representation by the Company or any other person
that Bluestone's objectives and plans will be achieved.