|Spring Internet World 99 (Booth #538)
BURLINGTON, Mass. and MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
April 12, 1999--
Companies to integrate and co-market Bluestone XML Suite(TM) and
Object Design's eXcelon(TM) XML data server to help customers deploy
XML e-business applications
Object Design(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:ODIS), the leading provider of
object data-management solutions for Java-, XML- and C++-based
applications, and Bluestone(R) Software, Inc., the independent leader
in Enterprise Interaction Management, today announced a strategic
partnership to integrate and jointly market Object Design's eXcelon
XML data server and the Bluestone XML Suite.
When used together, Bluestone XML Suite and eXcelon provide a
highly effective, fully integrated XML data-management solution for
companies seeking to build and deploy new XML e-business applications
in areas such as electronic data interchange (EDI), enterprise
application integration, supply chain management, thin-client device,
and business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce. Object
Design and Bluestone will demonstrate product and provide details of
the integration in booth #538 at Spring Internet World, April 14-16 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The Bluestone XML Suite comprises Bluestone XML-Server(TM),
Bluestone Visual-XML(TM), and XwingML(TM). Bluestone XML-Server is the
first generally available dynamic XML server, defined as the
middle-tier link that integrates legacy and new-age data sources with
XML documents. Bluestone Visual-XML is a developer toolkit that helps
companies build XML-based applications through graphical drag-and-drop
programming that generates pure Java and pure XML code. Bluestone's
XwingML is a public domain contribution from Bluestone labs that
accelerates the learning curve for early adoptors of XML/Java tools.
Object Design's eXcelon is the industry's first dynamically
extensible data server for caching, managing and extending XML in
distributed e-business application environments. eXcelon lets users
define, manage and extend the XML driving their applications without
compromising performance, thus enabling them to fully leverage the
simplicity, extensibility, flexibility and portability of XML.
"Our products are a natural fit because the Bluestone XML Suite
provides the means to access and translate existing corporate
information into XML, and eXcelon provides a high-performance data
server for managing and serving XML to e-business applications," said
Larry Alston, vice president of marketing for Object Design. "Together
we solve two major problems for customers seeking to capitalize on the
benefits of XML: back-end connectivity with legacy systems, and
industrial-strength data management in the middle tier."
The key benefits of using Bluestone XML Suite and eXcelon together
--High Performance--By dynamically exposing, interpreting,
generating, parsing and caching XML documents in memory, the Bluestone
XML Suite/eXcelon solution eliminates the need to redundantly
translate legacy data into XML, thus improving application performance
by orders of magnitude.
--Better Security--Allowing disparate business systems to
interact and update one another across departmental and corporate
boundaries raises a variety of security concerns. By using Bluestone
XML Suite and eXcelon together, users can allay these concerns by
having Bluestone XML Suite coordinate and control interaction between
these systems, using eXcelon as an intermediary data store and
preventing users from directly accessing back-end systems.
--Improved Productivity--Bluestone XML Suite provides customers
with ready-to-use, bi-directional connectivity to legacy and
enterprise systems. This eliminates the cost and time required to
custom-develop back-end connectivity solutions, thus enabling
customers to deliver their eXcelon-based applications to market
quickly and cost-effectively.
"Bluestone Software and Object Design are pioneers in the new XML
e-business application market, and this strategic partnership will
provide our respective customers with the industry's most powerful
integrated XML data-management solution for building e-business
applications," said John Capobianco, senior vice president of
marketing for Bluestone Software.
As part of the new partnership, Bluestone is building an
integration between Bluestone XML-Server and eXcelon. Furthermore, the
companies will engage in a variety of collaborative sales, marketing
and educational programs in the coming months, including joint XML and
e-business seminars, and joint trade show, advertising and direct mail
Special Pricing Promotion
As part of the partnership, Bluestone and Object Design are
offering special promotional pricing for each product. Through April
30, 1999, Bluestone is offering a special "sneak peek" price of $995
to Object Design's eXcelon customers, and Object Design is offering
Bluestone XML Suite customers a special eXcelon developer license
price of $695.
For more information, visit Bluestone's Web site at
www.bluestone.com or Object Design's Web site at www.objectdesign.com.
Bluestone Software, Inc. is the independent leader in Enterprise
Interaction Management -- the controlled exchange of enterprise
information. The company enables enterprises to seamlessly integrate
their business applications into a Web-enabled environment and to
smoothly and reliably manage information interactions. Bluestone's
Sapphire/Web(R) is recognized as one of the most powerful, secure, and
manageable Java Web application server framework in the world.
Bluestone XML Suite includes the industry's first dynamic XML server
and an approachable and easy-to-use developer's toolkit. These
leadership products form the core of Bluestone's XML/Java strategy to
help companies quickly and easily integrate legacy and new age
applications within their organizations, as well as more efficiently
exchange data with the external world. Bluestone has formed strategic
partnerships with leading software companies, such as Computer
Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Informix, Microsoft, Open Market,
Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and others. Major accounts include Dreyfus
Corporation, Eli Lilly, MCI, Reliance National, Conexant, and Time,
Inc. Bluestone Software, Inc. is located at 1000 Briggs Road, Mount
Laurel, New Jersey 08054, phone 609-727-4600. The company's Website
can be found at http://www.bluestone.com.
About Object Design
Object Design, Inc. (http://www.objectdesign.com), the leading
provider of object data management solutions for Java-, XML- and
C++-based applications, develops and markets the ObjectStore database
management system and related tools, the ObjectStore PSE Pro suite of
small-footprint embeddable databases and the eXcelon XML data server.
All of Object Design's products provide superior performance and
scalability for Java, XML and C++ applications. The company backs its
products with comprehensive training, services and support.
Headquartered in Burlington, Mass., Object Design sells and supports
its products through branch offices across the United States,
international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France,
Germany, the Netherlands, Japan and Australia, and a worldwide network
Bluestone and Sapphire/Web are registered trademarks, and
Bluestone XML Suite, Bluestone XML-Server, Bluestone Visual-XML, and
XwingML are trademarks of Bluestone Software, Inc. Object Design, the
Object Design logo and ObjectStore are registered trademarks of Object
Design, Inc. eXcelon is a trademark of Object Design, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Object Design, Inc.
Technology Solutions, Inc.
Bluestone Software, Inc.
Anastasia Bullinger, 609/727-4600 x1001