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DataDirect Technologies to Bring Enterprise Class Data Access to JBoss Users


Partnership Certifies DataDirect’s Market Leading DataDirect Connect for JDBC Drivers for Use with JBoss Application Server; Allows Developers to Maximize Performance, Scalability and Reliability

Bedford, MA — October 18, 2005 — DataDirect Technologies, the software industry leader in standards-based components for connecting applications to data, and an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), today announced a partnership with JBoss Inc. the Professional Open Source company. The partnership certifies DataDirect Connect for JDBC the best data connectivity solution for mixed source environments, regardless of application architecture. Direct collaboration between technical support and development groups will result in superior products and services that are responsive to users’ needs.

“Our partnership with DataDirect will be of great benefit to JBoss enterprise customers,” said Tom Cooper, vice president of channels, at JBoss, Inc. “As more customers deploy large scale enterprise applications on JBoss, data connectivity will become increasingly important. This partnership provides customers with a certified data connectivity solution from the market leader in data access.”

DataDirect Connect for JDBC features connectivity for all major databases including Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, and Informix, enabling rapid support of new database versions and allowing database-independent application development, reducing development effort and accelerating time to market for new products.

“Based on previous successes DataDirect Technologies and JBoss have enjoyed in several production environments, we are happy to formalize this relationship by certifying our drivers against JBoss middleware,” added Goodson. “This is only good news for JBoss customers who need world class access to commercial databases.”

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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 (Nasdaq: PRGS), a US$300+ million global software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., DataDirect Technologies can be reached on the Web at or by phone at +1-800-876-3101.

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