NEWTON, Mass., October 10, 2000
- Allaire Corporation (Nasdaq: ALLR), a leading provider of Internet
software and services for companies building their business on the
Web, today announced the integration of its Java®
application server, JRun, with THOUGHT, Inc.'s®
Enterprise O/R, a leading Object to Relational Mapping technology
for Enterprise Java Bean® (EJBä) servers. Addressing the high demand for a complete
development platform for database access with EJB by the growing
Java community, Allaire JRun Server now offers customers instant
generation of Container and Bean Managed Persistence (CMP/BMP),
delivering even stronger enterprise and e-commerce systems. In addition,
THOUGHT, Inc. has joined the Allaire Alliance as a Premier Partner.
"THOUGHT, Inc. is a valuable Alliance Partner and represents
Allaire's deep commitment to provide users with a pure, easy-to-use
Java application server that employs support for best of breed development
tools which add tremendous value to the overall architecture,"
said Dan Murphy, product marketing manager at Allaire. "JRun
Server integrated with CocoBase technology dramatically speeds up
and simplifies development, delivering flexibility and scalability,
and in turn, extends the capabilities of the entire Allaire Business
Platform for companies building advanced Internet business systems."
CMP allows developers to build EJB components without having to
directly deal with persistence during development. Since 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, making development quicker and easier.
In contrast, the use of BMP simplifies editing and customizing persistence
code during development. Although BMP delivers much needed flexibility
to a developer, it also increases the complexity of creating the
bean along with managing it over the life of the application.
CocoBase Enterprise O/R integrated with Allaire's JRun Server provides
a solution to the two approaches because it manages the complete
creation of both CMP and BMP beans. In doing so, the developer can
easily choose between using either CMP or BMP beans with little
to no difference in the development process.
"Allaire and THOUGHT, Inc. have elevated the capabilities of
the 80,000 JRun Java developers worldwide with the integration of
CocoBase Enterprise O/R and JRun," said Ward Mullins, CTO of
THOUGHT, Inc. "The combined technologies offer customers and
their enterprise systems an effective solution for high-end database
access, reliable performance and easy implementation for building
applications on the EJB platform."
About Allaire JRun Server Allaire JRun Server is a complete Java
application server for deploying enterprise and e-commerce applications.
Focused on ease of use, JRun provides a complete J2EE implementation
based on a clean design that avoids the overhead of legacy technologies
and a modular architecture. JRun Server is available in Enterprise,
Professional and Developer Editions. Pricing and upgrade information
can be found on the Allaire Web site at http://www.allaire.com/jrun.
Allaire Corporation is a leading provider of Internet software products
and services for companies building their businesses on the Web.
Supported by a community of 450,000 developers and global network
partners, the Allaire Business Platform enables tens of thousands
of companies worldwide to seize new business opportunities by creating
e-commerce content management, customer service and business automation
systems. Headquartered in Newton, Mass., Allaire has offices in
Europe and Asia Pacific and can be found on the World Wide Web at
About CocoBase Enterprise O/R
CocoBase Enterprise O/R provides a powerful tool for bridging the
fault between objects used by EJB Servers and RDBMS's. It is a standards
based product relying on such technologies as RMI, CORBA, JDBC,
EJB, etc., holding patents issued to THOUGHT, Inc. for Repository
based Object Mapping (US patent #5857197). CocoBase and THOUGHT,
Inc. are registered trademarks of THOUGHT, Inc.
About THOUGHT, Inc.
Established in 1993, THOUGHT, Inc. is a 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. Headquartered in San Francisco,
CA, visit www.thoughtinc.com for more information.
Allaire and JRun are trademarks of Allaire Corporation. Sun, Sun
Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2EE, JavaOne, Java Community
Process, Enterprise Java Beans and all Java-based marks are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United
States and other countries. All other company names, brand names
and product names are trademarks of their respective holder(s).
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by
such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
Allaire's limited operating history, fluctuations in our quarterly
results, our ability to gain market acceptance of our products,
competition, Allaire's ability to integrate any acquisitions, and
other risks listed from time to time in our reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors are incorporated
herein by reference.