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Attunity Introduces Industry's First JCA-Based Framework for Application Integration; Attunity Connect 3.1 Maximizes Integration of Web and Mainframe Applications.

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BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2001

Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ:ATTU), a leader in eBusiness and B2B integration solutions, today announced more powerful application and data integration capabilities for Attunity Connect(TM), a solution widely used by companies around the globe to seamlessly unite web, mainframe, and legacy applications and data, as well as to leverage the back office for eBusiness initiatives.

Attunity Connect 3.1, which is available today, provides the industry's first Application Adapter Framework(TM) (Attunity AAF(TM)), which delivers a more intuitive and easier way to integrate diverse applications and data using industry-standard J2EE JCA (Java Connector Architecture) and XML interfaces. The Attunity AAF empowers IT teams to work with business objects at the application rather than the data model level.

"Our customers now have a much greater range of possibilities for integrating their enterprise systems," said Paul MacKay, CEO at Attunity. "Attunity Connect enables enterprises to unite applications and data from more than 30 data sources on more than 20 different computing platforms. This is key for dynamic companies that are run on heterogeneous technologies.

"They can marry the production-proven relational and nonrelational database integration capabilities of Attunity Connect with the power and simplicity of the Application Adapter Framework to access both third-party and home-grown applications," said MacKay. Attunity Connect is used by hundreds of companies worldwide -- including Value Line, Raymond James Financial, Verizon, and Penske Truck Leasing Company -- and embedded in Oracle and Compaq products. The software is a key component of Attunity's eBusiness solutions suite, along with Attunity B2B(TM), which enables companies to move from point-to-point, tightly coupled connections to open, reusable, flexible integration across legacy systems, business processes, and eBusiness and B2B applications, both internally and among trading partners.

About Attunity Connect 3.1 and the Attunity AAF

Attunity Connect's AAF simplifies development of eBusiness and B2B solutions that need to integrate any kind of applications and data on 0S/400, 0S/390, Tandem, OpenVMS, UNIX, and other platforms using standard interfaces, including JCA, XML, JDBC, ODBC, SQL, and ADO/OLE DB. The framework is based on the new Attunity Connect Application Engine, which supports direct, efficient access to the complex data structures and transactions of legacy and enterprise applications. The Attunity Connect Application Engine augments Attunity Connect's production-proven Data Engine, which features Attunity's unique distributed Query Optimizer and Processor. These shared, multiplatform engines manage transactions across the IT infrastructure, integrating information from disparate systems through a single request.

Attunity Connect 3.1 also includes an Application Adapter SDK that enables developers to leverage existing application-specific business logic, to interact with applications at a higher level, and to trigger operational tasks. Application adapters developed with the SDK run consistently across diverse platforms.

In addition, Attunity Connect 3.1 includes a pure Java type-3 JDBC 2.0 provider that supports distributed transactions, connection pooling, data encryption, and connection recovery, which are ideal for use with any J2EE-based application server on any Java supporting platform. Attunity Connect 3.1 also includes further enhancements to the Data Engine's support for union capabilities, a comprehensive XML resources schema, additional data encryption schemes, and the ability to map XML documents to the relational model. Full national language support (NLS) allows global companies to deploy Attunity Connect-driven solutions in environments that require concurrent handling of multiple languages and character codes.

Ongoing improvements to existing database drivers such as ADABAS, Oracle Rdb, and Ingres II combine with the new IMS driver for IBM mainframes and native support for the AS/400 platform. The result is Attunity Connect -- a one-stop, comprehensive solution for enterprise integration. All these features make it even easier to take advantage of Attunity B2B, Attunity's B2B solution, facilitating the development of full business process integration, both within and beyond the firewall.

About Attunity

Attunity(TM) is a leading provider of B2B solutions that deliver dynamic business process integration. Attunity gives enterprises the power to create, share, automate, and manage business processes with partners, suppliers, customers, and eMarketplaces over the Internet. Attunity solutions enable companies to simplify supply chain interaction, improve customer relationships, and expand the reach of their business.

Attunity delivers production-proven software and services to more than 1,000 companies and has strategic alliances with Oracle, Compaq, and other world-class partners. Attunity products are available through direct sales and support offices in the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, France, the People's Republic of China, and Australia, as well as a full-service distributor, Mitsui, in Japan. For more information, visit Attunity at www.attunity.com.

Attunity, the Attunity logo, Application Adapter Framework, Attunity AAF, Attunity B2B, Attunity B2BEngine, Attunity B2BDesigner, and Attunity BluePrint and Web Services process integration are trademarks and "This Way to B2B" is a service mark of Attunity Ltd. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

(Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors, including but not limited to risks and product technology development, market acceptance of the products and continuing product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, changing economic conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the company's most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.)
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