Stylus Studio and Raining Data Partner to Make XML Data Service Development Faster and Easier

Stylus Studio® 6 XML Enterprise Edition Now Integrates with TigerLogic® XDMS XQuery and Native XML Database

Bedford, MA, August 3, 2005 — Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry-leading provider of XML development tools for advanced XML data integration, and Raining Data Corporation (Nasdaq: RDTA), a leading provider of reliable data management solutions, today announced a new partnership to accelerate and simplify development of XML Data Services integrated in Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). The new Stylus Studio® 6 XML Enterprise Edition and TigerLogic® XML Database Management Server (XDMS) 2.1.1 are now fully integrated. Both products are now shipping to customers and are available for free evaluation download from both companies' Web sites.

"Stylus Studio users are software architects and developers who need to rapidly build, test, and deploy XML Data services based on XML technologies like XQuery, XSLT and XML Schema and databases," said Carlo Innocenti, Stylus Studio Sr. Program Manager. "The integration of Stylus Studio and TigerLogic XDMS makes it easy to work with XQuery functions, XML data stored in the TigerLogic XDMS native XML database and Web Services calls expressed within XQuery expressions directly from Stylus Studio's powerful visual integrated development tools." These tools include XQuery code completion, visual tools to run and preview XQuery scripts, and visual XML editors to work with XML, DTD, XML Schema, and Web Services (SOAP) structures.

Positive Reaction from the Software Developer Community

"XML, XQuery, and native XML database technology are the keys to simplify Web Services and SOA development — Integrating Stylus Studio and TigerLogic XDMS is a good move," said R.W. Nick Stavros, Ph.D. with G2 Software Systems, Inc. who follows innovative new technologies.

"The partnership between Stylus Studio and Raining Data lets us more rapidly deliver leading edge tools to SOA developers," said Frank Cohen, Director of Solutions Engineering at Raining Data. "SOA developers now work in a visual environment to create, test, and deploy services. Our partnership with Stylus Studio takes the complexity out of developing SOA and fits within our long-term strategy to increase interoperability, performance, and flexibility in information systems."

Developers can learn more about the integration of Stylus Studio and TigerLogic XDMS and download free evaluation copies today.

About Raining Data

Raining Data Corporation (Nasdaq: RDTA) has been providing reliable data management solutions for more than three decades. Product offerings include the high performance TigerLogic® XML Data Management Server (XDMS), Pick® Universal Data Model based data management systems and .Net integration solutions. TigerLogic XDMS provides flexible, scalable and extensible XML data storage as well as query and retrieval of critical business data across a variety of structured and unstructured information sources, delivering mid-tier scalability and transactional integrity across heterogeneous enterprise databases as well as dynamic extensibility and ease of use, mostly found in repositories and file systems. Raining Data’s customer installed base includes more than 500,000 active users, representing over 20,000 customer sites worldwide with a significant base of diverse vertical applications. More information about Raining Data Corporation and its products can be found on their Web site.

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 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.


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Michele Rinehart
Marketing Manager, Raining Data Corporation
Telephone: 949-260-5108
Email: Michele.rinehart@rainingdata.com

Brian C. Bezdek
Marketing Manager, Raining Data Investor Relations
Telephone: 949-442-4400
Email: brian.bezdek@rainingdata.com

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