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THOUGHT, Inc.® and NetNumina® Solutions Engage in Consulting Partnership

Partnership to Deliver Best of Breed
Database Access Solutions with EJB Applications


San Francisco, California, October 23, 2000 - THOUGHT Inc., the market leader in Object to Relational (O/R) Mapping optimized for Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), announced a partnership with NetNumina Solutions, a 2nd generation e-Business systems integrator and consulting firm. This partnership enables high performance and fully scalable Internet and e-business solutions for Fortune 1000 companies at a very competitive price point for customers.

CocoBase Enterprise O/R creates and generates Container and Bean Managed Persistence Entity beans that are up to 400% faster than manually coded beans and they are portable across any standard EJB Server. CocoBase cuts the cost of EJB Database Access Development by up to 85%. By partnering with THOUGHT Inc., NetNumina's clients profit from a best of breed O/R mapping solution.

"CocoBase closes the gap between object models, data models and EJBs, allowing us to greatly reduce the time to deployment of large and complex applications," said Max Grasso, CTO of NetNumina Solutions. "It pays for itself many times over in terms of quality and compressed timeframes."

THOUGHT Inc. has made it a competitive advantage to partner with industry leaders in each area of the Java marketplace including leading third party consultants and systems integrators.

"THOUGHT Inc. is a natural fit for most third party consulting firms simply because CocoBase Enterprise O/R is essentially the standard for providing O/R mapping and database persistence when working with EJB server vendors. Our product is easy to use, highly optimized for EJB, and automatically generates CMP/BMP persistence code which results in tremendous time and cost savings," said Dan Wilson, Vice President Sales & Marketing of THOUGHT Inc.

CocoBase Enterprise O/R manages the complete creation of both CMP and BMP beans in minutes. In doing so, the developer can easily choose between using either CMP or BMP beans with little to no difference in the development process. The resulting decrease in man-hours and number of engineers can save up to millions of dollars for a project.

THOUGHT Inc. is currently partnered with EJB Server providers such as Allaire, BEA Weblogic, Bluestone, Gemstone, Inprise, iPlanet (Sun/Netscape Alliance), IBM Websphere, Object Space's Voyager, Sybase and more.

About NetNumina Solutions

NetNumina Solutions is a 2nd generation e-business systems integrator focused on creating mission-critical Internet solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. NetNumina's pioneering work has earned them more than 15 industry awards, strategic investments from leading e-business companies and a coveted spot in Computerworld's Top 100 emerging companies for 2000. Founded in 1997 as a systems integrator and consultant, NetNumina has built innovative e-business solutions for such companies as Citibank Corp., CVS, Case Shiller Weiss, eGrad2000, Massachusetts Port Authority, ModelWire, T. Rowe Price, W.R. Berkley and Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. NetNumina Solutions is a privately held company, headquartered in Boston, Mass. For more information, visit their Web site at

About THOUGHT, Inc.

Established in 1993, THOUGHT Inc. is the market leader in Java-based object-oriented mapping middleware technology. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, THOUGHT Inc. supports customers worldwide in the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia and Australia. CocoBase technology is based on US patent #5857197. For more information, visit their Web site at or by calling, (415) 836-9199.