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OpenLink Software Releases High-Performance, Fully Managed .NET Data Providers for major databases

New Generic .NET Data Providers support Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Ingres, Informix, Progress, MySQL, and other ODBC & JDBC Databases

Burlington, MA. October 29, 2003 - OpenLink Software, Inc., technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance database connectivity middleware, announces the availability of its new fully managed .NET Data Providers for all major database engines.

The new, 100% managed providers provide a common set of classes and interfaces for all supported databases, protecting against the need to rewrite .NET Application or Service Layer code as backend databases change. Being 100% managed also ensures cross platform portability of data access code to other .NET CLR implementations such as the Mono Open Source variant for Linux.

"Our .NET Data Providers deliver innovation, sophisticated security, and high-performance, in the manner that has become our trademark," said Kingsley Idehen, President & CEO of OpenLink Software. "As data access technology leaders, we have implemented our .NET Providers with cost-effective integration in mind, supporting both the latest and older releases of all supported databases. In addition, OpenLink provides functional bridges for ODBC and JDBC Drivers assuring their accessibility by .NET Applications and Services," he added.

The new OpenLink .NET Data Providers are now available for download on a free 30 day evaluation basis from OpenLink's web site.

Additional information on OpenLink Software can be obtained via these URLs:

http://www.openlinksw.com/
http://www.openlinksw.com/weblogs/

ABOUT OPENLINK SOFTWARE

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the U.S.A., United Kingdom, Nigeria, and Bulgaria. It has been the leading provider and technology innovator in the universal data access middleware market since 1993, and over 10,000 companies currently use its products worldwide.

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