Enterprise O/R Mapping Technology with EAServer Offers Significant
with up to 85 Percent Reduction In Development Time
Sybase announces a reseller agreement with THOUGHT Inc. to provide
CocoBase Enterprise O/R, Object to Relational Mapping Technology
to EAServer customers.
- This new agreement will allow
Sybase customers to simplify the process of persisting relational
data as CocoBase’s Dynamic Mapping Layer can quickly and easily
map, generate and deploy Container Managed Persistence (CMP),
Bean Managed Persistence (BMP) or Java Server Pages (JSP)
- CocoBase and Sybase aim to save
EAServer customers time and money by eliminating the need
to hard-code database access for Enterprise Java Beans (EJB)
Entity Beans and JSP’s – decreasing development time by as
much as 85 percent.
- This announcement supports Sybase's
mission of providing an open, modular e-Business platform
to customers, providing them with the ability to best leverage
their existing technology investments. With the recent announcement
of Sybase's EAServer Open Advantage program, Sybase has made
it easier than ever for organizations to adopt Sybase technology.
Through the Open Advantage program, Sybase offers 50% discounts
to organizations that qualify for the program. More information
on Sybase's Open Advantage programs can be found online.
release on Sybase website)
EMERYVILLE , Calif.
, December 17, 2001 -- Sybase, Inc., (NYSE:SY) today announced
a reseller agreement with CocoBase Enterprise O/R from THOUGHT
Inc., the leader in Object to Relational (O/R) Mapping Technology,
to help customers simplify the complex process of persisting relational
data by automatically generating CMP and BMP Entity Beans.
In addition to cutting the time it takes to code Container Managed
Persistence (CMP) and Bean Managed Persistence (BMP) Entity Beans
from approximately 48 minutes to 30 minutes, automatic code generation
minimizes debugging and maintenance issues thereby the reducing
the overall development effort and cost.
CocoBase’s Dynamic Mapping Layer allows Sybase customers to quickly
and easily map, generate and deploy CMP, BMP or Java Server Pages
(JSP) to EAServer. CocoBase boosts productivity by eliminating
the need to hard-code database access for Enterprise Java Beans
(EJB) Entity beans and JSP’s which can decrease development time
by as much as 85 percent. This partnership offers substantial
cost savings for companies investing heavily in EJB-based application
CocoBase Enterprise O/R, Dynamic Mapping for the Enterprise, provides
a powerful standard for bridging the chasm between objects used
by Sybase EAServer and relational databases. The CocoBase technology
is based on a landmark patent issued to THOUGHT Inc. for Repository
based Object Mapping. It is the technology and product leader
in the Java space.
“We are excited to partner with Sybase to help meet the rapidly
changing needs of enterprise application development requirements,”
said Ward Mullins, CTO for THOUGHT Inc. “Sybase’s EAServer sets
the standard for scalability and overall performance. By providing
CMP, BMP Bean Persistence and JSP’s from CocoBase Enterprise O/R
to EAServer, we are not only offering customers the opportunity
to work with leading technology, but also to benefit from a dramatic
cost savings of EJB application development.”
“This partnership is an example of our commitment to provide customers
with the very best technology platforms and tools to optimise
application development environments,” said Billy Ho, senior vice
president and general manager of Sybase’s e-Business Division.
“The need to provide tools that aid in the delivery of quality
applications is at a peak in the face of tighter budgets and smaller
work forces. Sybase strives to work with its partners, such as
THOUGHT Inc., to deliver best-in-class technology to help customers
increase productivity while reducing costs.”
EAServer is a highly scalable, robust Web application server for
e-Portal and Internet business solutions. It offers customers
a single point of integration for heterogeneous back-end systems,
extending customer business processes to the Web within a secure,
reliable environment. EAServer is one of the most flexible, open
application servers on the market. EAServer supports major component
models (CORBA, ActiveX/COM, EJB, Java, and PowerBuilder), major
programming languages (Java, C/C++, Visual Basic, and PowerBuilder),
and more than 30 databases. EAServer is the application server
that powers the Sybase Enterprise Portal (EP) and the Sybase iAnywhere
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 standards as RMI, CORBA,
JDBC, EJB, etc. THOUGHT Inc. supports their United States, Europe,
Japan, Asia and Australia customers from their San Francisco,
California; Paris, France; and Florianopolis, Brazil offices.
CocoBase and THOUGHT Inc. are registered trademarks of THOUGHT
Inc. CocoBase technology is based on US patent #5857197.
About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel
e-Business and enable access to information anytime, anyplace.
With its industry-leading Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and wireless,
and vertical-market solutions, Sybase is one of the largest global
independent software companies in the world.
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Sybase and PowerBuilder are registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc.
iAnywhere is a trademark of iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a wholly
owned subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. Java, JSP, EJB and Enterprise
Java Beans are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. CocoBase and
THOUGHT are registered trademarks of THOUGHT, Inc.
Estimated reductions in development time are based upon actual
customer observations. Results may vary.
Special Note: Statements concerning Sybase’s new business relationships
and related products are by nature forward-looking statements
that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be
guaranteed. Factors that could cause actual events or results
to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid
technological changes, availability and quality of third party
products, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled
product availability. Some of the risks are detailed from time
to time in Sybase’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings,
copies of which can be viewed on Sybase’s web site.