San Francisco, CA. June 5, 2000 -
CocoBase Enterprise O/R, from THOUGHT Inc.(www.thoughtinc.com)
of San Francisco, is the only Object to Relational (O/R) Mapping
tool with portable Container Managed and Bean Managed Persistence
that works eight of the leading Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) Server
CocoBase supports BEA Weblogic 4/5.1, Bluestone Software, Gemstone/J,
IBM WebSphere 3.0.2, iPlanet (a Sun-Netscape Alliance), Inprise
Application Server, IONA iPortal, Object Space Voyager and the
Sybase EA Server. The powerful and patented mapping technology
used in CocoBase Enterprise
O/R simplifies the persisting of relational data with virtually
any EJB Server. The product allows Entity Beans made for one server
to be readily used with another EJB server, an example of the
basic Java concept of "write once, run anywhere." CocoBase
Enterprise O/R combined with the EJB Server of choice makes for
an attractive platform for building low cost, high performance
E-Commerce solutions. THOUGHT Inc. is the leader in providing
Object to Relational Mapping OPTIMIZED for the EJB Platform.
"CocoBase provides the major
missing piece for the EJB Server platform, which is high-speed
Relational database access that can be created and manipulated
on the fly," said
Ward Mullins, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of THOUGHT, Inc.,
a San Francisco-based market leader in Java-based object-oriented
middleware mapping tools. "We
have focused on providing EJB developers with powerful mapping
technology that does as much of the development and data access
optimization work as possible. The results are reduced coding
errors and rapid deployment of top performing Internet Ready
CocoBase Enterprise O/R provides EJB developers editable code
generation of Container and Bean Managed Persistence that is optimized
for scaling and performance with full support for EJB 1.0 and
1.1. The generated CMP and BMP code, like most of CocoBase Enterprise
O/R, can be extended or changed, based on the customers unique
requirements without the need for costly technical consultants.
This fine grained Object to Relational (O/R) mapping and dynamic
code generation provides the developer consistent, high-end database
access across almost any standard EJB Server.
A number of EJB Server software vendors have commented on the
compatibility between their products and the CocoBase Enterprise
Added Bob Bickel,
Senior Vice President and Executive Technology Officer for Bluestone
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."
"A number of our customers
are using both GemStone/J and CocoBase Enterprise O/R to deliver
superior programming and deployment for their most critical
and complex Internet commerce applications," said
Doug Pollack, vice president of marketing at GemStone Systems.
alliance ensures that developers have seamless integration between
GemStone/J and CocoBase Enterprise O/R."
"We are constantly evaluating
tools to include in our iPlanet software portfolio and found
CocoBase Enterprise O/R to meet the needs of our current customers
as well as future iPlanet Application Server 6.0 customers for
CMP. CocoBase's extensible and flexible persistence architecture
makes it a good tool for use in the wide variety of business
applications that customers are using our application servers
for today," said
Joe Keller, vice president of application server products at
"Inprise is delighted to have a relationship with Thought
O'Neill Sr Product Manager for Inprise Application Server 4.
O/R with IAS4 rocks".
"The ability to make the generation
of persistence solutions, both CMP and BMP, simply and quickly,
through the integration of the iPortal Application Server with
CocoBase, will be of great advantage to our customers",
Pepper, Senior Product Manager iPortal Application Server, IONA
functionality required in an Application Server includes not
only scalability and resilience, but also ease of use to meet
development and deployment deadlines."
Container Managed Persistence (CMP) allows developers using EJB
technology to build components without having to directly deal
with persistence during development, while Bean Managed Persistence
(BMP) requires that the developer 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 development. In contrast, the use of BMP makes it easier for
the developer to edit and customize persistence code during development.
While this option delivers more flexibility to a developer, it
can be complex and costly without the use of an O/R tool such
as CocoBase Enterprise O/R.
"CocoBase Enterprise O/R allows
programmers to quickly generate CMP and BMP beans for EJB Severs,
cutting development time for each bean from many man hours to
minutes." said Dan Wilson, Vice President of Sales
and Marketing for THOUGHT Inc. "Since customers have ever shortening time frames
to deliver applications and need the ability to extend those
applications in the future, CocoBase Enterprise O/R is the logical
solution for EJB development."
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 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.