DataDirect Stylus Studio Earns the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award

DataDirect® Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite Wins the Jolt Productivity Award in the Design and Modeling Category for CMP Technology's Dr. Dobb's 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards

BEDFORD, MA – 03/22/2007 – DataDirect Technologies, the unparalleled leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), today announced that the Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product has been awarded the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award in the Design and Modeling category.

Products in the Jolt Awards Design and Modeling category must fulfill multiple requirements, including GUI design, modeling, automatic code generation, and prototyping – all are features in the new XML Pipeline Design tools in the Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product. The XML Pipeline editor simplifies the design and modeling of data integration applications by providing an intuitive tool to graphically express XML applications in terms of different XML processing steps, for example, converting, validating, transforming, and performing many other common operations. Software architects can model, design and debug their data integration applications at a higher level, and automate the generation of program code to run their applications. Furthermore, seamless integration with industry leading XML processing components including the DataDirect XQuery® product provides unparalleled application scalability and performance.

"The Stylus Studio group's mission statement is to enhance XML productivity through innovation – Winning the Jolt Productivity Award is thus a particularly meaningful achievement for our entire team", said Robert Evelyn, DataDirect Technologies VP of Strategy and General Manager of XML Product Group."We sincerely thank the Jolt judges and our customers for this great honor."

The Jolt Product Awards identify the most ground-breaking, trend-setting, top-of-the-line products that developers should be using. The Jolt judging panel spends weeks determining who makes the cut.

"Our judges and their decisions is one of the major reasons the Jolts are so coveted," states the Jolt Awards website. The Jolt Judges define who is ahead of the game by honoring products that are: universally useful; simple, yet functional; redefining product space; or solving widespread application development challenges.

View a detailed list of all Stylus Studio Awards, and visit the Jolt Awards website for more information about the Product Excellence Awards.

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 a comprehensive suite of advanced XML tools and scalable deployment components for working with XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, XML Schema, Web services, EDIFACT, X12, legacy data integration, XML Pipeline, XML mapping, XML Publishing and more. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit: http://www.stylusstudio.com.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend 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, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation. For more information, visit www.datadirect.com.

DataDirect, DataDirect XQuery, and Stylus Studio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or service marks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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