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OpenLink Software Releases Updated Suite of Data Access Drivers

OpenLink delivers secure and high-performance, standards-compliant data access middleware for ODBC, ADO.NET, JDBC, and OLE-DB data access protocols

Burlington, MA. October 2nd, 2003 - OpenLink Software, Inc., technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance database connectivity middleware announces the availability of its Universal Data Access Suite, Release 5.1 (Single-Tier and Multi-Tier Editions) for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, and UNIX (Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, SCO UnixWare, IRIX, Tru64 UNIX, and others). The new product release extends the suite of OpenLink data access drivers to include Managed .NET Data Providers, alongside the existing ODBC, JDBC, and OLE-DB drivers — all of which also include significant feature and functionality upgrades.

Release 5.1 adds full Unicode and Rendezvous support to the Multi-Tier edition of the ODBC Data Access Drivers Suite, while expanding backend database support to include legacy and latest releases of Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB/2, Informix, Sybase Adaptive Server, Progress, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and other ODBC or JDBC accessible databases (via new ODBC-ODBC and ODBC-JDBC Bridge Drivers). Rendezvous technology enables client hosts to browse their local network for administratively pre-configured server-side data sources, enabling administrators to centralize security and configuration rules over ODBC/JDBC/ADO.NET/OLE-DB-based sessions, thereby permitting users to make connections with minimal knowledge or effort by removing the need for client-side data source configuration.

"ADO.NET, ODBC, JDBC, and OLE-DB, all serve a common goal, shared by a variety of user and developer communities. These communities ultimately crave availability of the sophisticated, secure, high-performance data access technology that has become our trademark," said Kingsley Idehen, President & CEO of OpenLink Software. "This new product release continues a timeless OpenLink commitment to the concept of Universal Data Access that transcends Database Management Systems, Application Servers, Web Services, Programming Languages, and Operating Systems," he added.

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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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Helen Heward-Mills,
OpenLink Software, Inc.
Tel: 781 273 0900