Stylus Studio Adds XQuery Tools Support for Sleepycat's Berkeley DB XML 2.0

Leading XML Database and Tools Vendors Partner to Simplify Advanced XQuery Data Integration

Bedford, MA and Emeryville, CAFeb  8, 2005 — Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry-leading innovator of XML development and productivity tools, and Sleepycat Software (http://www.sleepycat.com), the makers of Berkeley DB, the world's leading open source developer database with over 200 million deployments, today announced the immediate availability of new integrated XQuery development tools which fully support XML development using Berkeley DB XML 2.0.

"Berkeley DB XML 2.0 was a major feature release for Sleepycat, adding support for XQuery 1.0, XPath 2.0 and XML namespaces, and many other advanced services that our customers told us they wanted. Developers need excellent XML tools support, not just for XQuery but also for related technologies like XML and XML Schema. Our partnership with Stylus Studio gives our developers access to the world's most productive XML development tools when they use our native XML database technology," said Greg Burd, Product Manager for Sleepycat Software. "Web services and SOA are moving into the mainstream. A combination like this delivers on XML's promise, making sophisticated networked applications simpler and faster to build. Best of all, it's available now and you can try it for free."

Stylus Studio's Senior Program Manager, Carlo Innocenti, had this to say about the new integrated XML tools: "Using Stylus Studio®, users can now directly access XML files stored in Berkeley DB XML 2.0 as they would any local file resource. What's more, users can seamlessly operate on Berkeley DB XML 2.0 databases as abstract data sources for use with the Stylus Studio XML mapping tools. This makes it possible for Berkeley DB XML sources to be used as a live data input or target output for sophisticated XSLT or XQuery transformations. The advanced XML tools of Stylus Studio and the Berkeley DB XML 2.0 database provide a very productive platform for rapidly building custom XML database applications; together, it represents a cost-effective alternative to complicated server-based EII solutions and the overpriced, proprietary code generation schemes offered by other XML tools vendors."

About Stylus Studio

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE providing advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, SQL/XML, XML mapping and XQuery. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. Visit the Stylus Studio Web site to learn more.

About Sleepycat Software

Sleepycat Software (www.sleepycat.com) makes Berkeley DB, the most widely used open source developer database in the world with over 200 million deployments. Customers such as Amazon.com, AOL, British Telecom, Cisco Systems, EMC, Google, Hitachi, HP, Motorola, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems, TIBCO and VERITAS also rely on Berkeley DB for fast, scalable, reliable and cost-effective data management for their mission-critical applications. Profitable since it was founded in 1996, Sleepycat is a privately held company with offices in California, Massachusetts and the United Kingdom.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is focused on standards-based data connectivity, enabling software developers to quickly develop and deploy business applications across all major databases and platforms. DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive, proven line of data connectivity components available anywhere. Developers worldwide at more than 250 leading independent software vendors and thousands of corporate IT departments rely on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET. Developers also depend on DataDirect to radically simplify complex data integration projects using XML products based on the emerging XQuery and XQJ standards. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, a US$300+ million global software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., you can visit DataDirect Technologies on the Web, or you can call +1-800-876-3101.


Stylus Studio is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. Sleepycat Software and Berkeley DB are trademarks of Sleepycat Software, Inc. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.


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For More Information:

Craig Oda
Sleepycat Software
Telephone: 650-565-9800 x102
Email: coda@sleepycat.com

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