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Pick Systems Announces Next-Generation Version of D3 Linux DBMS; -- Version 7.2 Offers Improved Functionality and Compatibility --.

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pick Systems(R), Inc., a leading developer of multi-user, multi-value database management system (DBMS) software, today announced the immediate availability of its new Linux database release, D3(R) Linux v.7.2. Compatible with Red Hat 6.0 and Linux-Mandrake 6.0 distributions of Linux and with VA Linux Systems hardware servers, the new release is an enhanced version of Pick Systems' proven, high-performance, cost-effective D3 Linux DBMS solution.

"We are even more confident that Pick's D3 Linux DBMS will help move Linux-based applications into the enterprise," said Bud Coyne, marketing product manager, core technologies for Pick Systems. "Not only does D3 scale well, but multiple operating systems can be seamlessly integrated with Pick's D3 DBMS servers and tools to heterogeneously bring the data all together for the right business solution."

Pick Systems, for example, recently completed a Linux solution sale to Hill House Hammond in the U.K. The solution consisted of 252 D3 Linux DBMS servers with Pick's FlashCONNECT(R) web-enabling software running on IBM Netfinity 3000's with D3 AIX DBMS corporate server running on a 5 node IBM RS/6000 SP.

"With this new release, our customers using D3 Linux with various hardware can take advantage of multiple processors and RAID technologies," said Rick Davies, newly appointed vice president of customer service for Pick Systems. "Previously, only our customers using D3 Linux on VA Linux Systems servers could take advantage of these technologies."

D3 Linux v.7.2 Enhancements

Pick Systems' D3 Linux v. 7.2 has a number of new enhancements compared to its previous v. 7.1. These include major SQL server enhancements with added SQL scalar functions, new transaction logging functionality and enhancements to Hot-Backup and Picks' FlashBASIC(TM) programming language.

About D3

Pick's D3 Linux DBMS offers rapid economical application design, development and deployment with scalability from a single client up to thousands of clients. Additional features include built-in B-trees, true-compiled FlashBASIC(TM) language, Access Query Language (AQL)(TM) with speed and ease-of-use, unlimited views of information, business rule support, triggers, ODBC and SQL connectivity. D3 also offers direct APIs to Visual Basic and an HTML language tool, named FlashCONNECT that provides web based deployment and Java support.

Pricing

Pick's D3 Linux v. 7.2 for Red Hat Linux v.6.0, Linux-Mandrake(TM) 6.0, and VA Linux Systems servers is priced at $1,100 per server and $330 per additional user.

About Pick Systems

For nearly three decades, Pick Systems, Inc. has been developing database technology. D3(R), the company's latest-generation multi-user, multi-value database management system, is an open systems environment which supports ODBC, SQL and OSFI standards. D3 runs on a wide spectrum of hardware, including PC, midrange and massively-parallel computing systems and is available for most varieties of UNIX(R) including IBM AIX(R), SCO OpenServer(TM) and SCO UnixWare(R), Hewlett-Packard(R) UX, and Linux distributions like Red Hat and Linux-Mandrake(TM) and the Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) operating environment. Pick markets its products worldwide through a network of over 800 VARs who offer more than 4,000 Year 2000-compliant, commercially-available applications. The Professional Services division provides Pick's customers with assistance in all aspects of project management. Pick Systems is headquartered in Irvine, California with international sales offices in the United Kingdom, France, South Africa and Singapore. For more information, please visit the company's newly redesigned web site at www.picksys.com.

Pick Systems, D3, FlashCONNECT, FlashBASIC and AQL are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pick Systems. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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