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DataDirect Technologies to Provide Data Connectivity Support for the New IBM Information Server.

DataDirect's High-Performance ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides a common language for Windows applications to access databases on a network.  and JDBC (Java DataBase Connectivity) A programming interface that lets Java applications access a database via the SQL language. Since Java interpreters (Java Virtual Machines) are available for all major client platforms, this allows a platform-independent database (TM) Drivers Optimize IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries)  Information Server, Enabling Users to Access Data from Heterogeneous Systems heterogeneous system
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 with Ease

BEDFORD, Mass. -- DataDirect Technologies, the unparalleled leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company operating company

A business that engages in transactions with outsiders.
 of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS PRGS Phosphoribosylglycinamide Synthetase ), today announced it is working with IBM to support the new IBM Information Server.

IBM Information Server helps companies integrate disparate data and deliver trusted information whenever and wherever needed so it can be accessed and used in new ways to drive innovation, increase operational efficiency and lower risk.

"DataDirect's best-in-breed, data connectivity components enable fast, reliable flow of information and interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other.  between applications and underlying databases," said John Goodson, vice president of product operations for DataDirect Technologies. "We are pleased to extend our longstanding relationship with IBM and to be fully integrated with the IBM Information Server platform."

DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive data connectivity products available on the market today. More than 300 independent software vendors (ISVs) and corporate IT departments trust DataDirect[R] products to help build high-performance applications that can connect to any major database through industry standard interfaces. The ability of DataDirect products to support all major databases and connectivity standards enables users to simplify development efforts and complete projects more quickly.

"Our work with DataDirect on the IBM Information Server further supports our mission to offer users unprecedented access to trusted information - helping solve some of the most pressing data management challenges faced by organizations today," said Pete Fiore, vice president, IBM Information Integration Solutions.

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([R]) products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC(TM) 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 Distributed systems (computers)

A distributed system consists of a collection of autonomous computers linked by a computer network and equipped with distributed system software.
 and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS). For more information, visit

DataDirect is a registered trademark of DataDirect Technologies Corp. in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA[3]) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. , Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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Date:Oct 17, 2006
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