Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 04:20:39 -0500 From: Helena Stolka <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: NetBeans Bundles Cloudscape with Leading Programming Environment For Immediate Release: Technology Writers & Business Editors Contacts: Helena Stolka Director of Marketing and Public Relations NetBeans, Inc. Tel: +4202 8300 7322, +420 602 294 022 Fax: +4202 8300 7399 email@example.com http://www.netbeans.com Sabrina Sanchez Trainer Public Relations Tel.: (925) 485-4305 Fax: (925) 426-0781 firstname.lastname@example.org NetBeans Bundles Cloudscape with Leading Programming Environment Oakland, CA and Prague, Czech Republic, September 21, 1998-NetBeans, Inc. and Cloudscape(TM) Inc. announced today that NetBeans, Inc. will bundle Cloudscape's embeddable Java-based object relational database with upcoming releases of the NetBeans IDE. Founded on the principle of Java innovation, NetBeans is the first company to offer an all-Java IDE based on Swing/JFC. Cloudscape offers the industry's first embeddable Java database, designed to be invisibly embedded within applications as a local data manager. The Cloudscape database will be bundled with NetBeans Developer 2.0, allowing users of NetBeans Developer 2.0 to create Java applications that integrate a fully functional, yet lightweight object-relational database manager. The integrated product is expected to be available in November 1998. NetBeans Developer 2.0, written entirely in the Java(TM) language and based on Sun's Java Foundation Classes framework, is a full-featured, object oriented, visual programming environment that allows flexible development on any platform that supports JDK 1.1.x, including Win95/98/NT, Apple Mac, Linux, OS/2, Solaris, HP-UX, Irix and others. It combines the cross-platform compatibility of Java with the ease-of-use of a visual RAD programming environment, in a package that offers serious software developers a full set of advanced tools in an intuitive format. Since the release of NetBeans Developer 2.0 - Beta 1 in late June, over 18,000 new registered users have downloaded the IDE. Cloudscape ships a 100% Pure Java object-relational DBMS that provides SQL access to complex data and logic and features a small footprint. It can be extended with Java class libraries, and can manage data of any type and logic of any complexity. "The combination of NetBeans and Cloudscape is a marriage of two 'best of breed' technologies," said Roman Stanek, founder and CEO of NetBeans, Inc. "Our bundling redefines the concept of 'Integrated Development Environment,' and thanks to our Java foundations, the joining will be seamless. With one visionary technology, Java, we've brought together two innovative tools." "We're pleased to work with NetBeans to provide portable Java-based database management to users of the NetBeans development environment " said Malcolm Colton, vice president of marketing, Cloudscape Inc. "Together, the two products free developers from the constraints of traditional application development, allowing them to deploy database enabled applications that support even disconnected clients." NETBEANS IDE NetBeans IDE will ship in two versions - Developer and Enterprise. NetBeans Developer was created for the single developer working on a single platform. NetBeans Enterprise was designed as a multi-user, multi-platform product. Users can fully exploit the object-oriented nature of the IDE, design distributed applications based on RMI/CORBA, share virtual file systems, debug remotely, and access source control systems. NetBeans Developer 2.0 is scheduled for release early in Q4,1998, and like the beta version, will be available for download from the NetBeans Website at http://www.netbeans.com. The retail price will be $149, and the IDE will be free for non-commercial and educational use. Pricing and availability of NetBeans Enterprise will be announced in late September, 1998. CLOUDSCAPE DATABASE Cloudscape ships the only 100% Pure Java(TM) SQL database manager designed to be invisibly embedded within applications as a local data manager. It is a low-overhead, extensible object relational database that can be embedded in applications that are deployed over the Internet or on media to the mobile workforce, customers, and partners. It also has applicability to server-side Java applications, where it provides a transactional local data store. The Cloudscape software is currently in use at more than 200 sites worldwide. With an extremely small footprint, Cloudscape is agile enough for deployment over the network. It is designed to meet the needs of forward-looking companies who see the intranet and extranet as the cost-effective mechanism for delivering core business applications and products. Remote and embedded applications are managed from a central point, dramatically reducing the total cost of ownership of a distributed system. ABOUT NETBEANS, INC. NetBeans, Inc. is an emerging growth company based in Prague, Czech Republic that has quickly risen to the forefront of Java technology. NetBeans was founded in July, 1997, by a team of talented Java technology developers led by Roman Stanek, formerly the Regional Director of Central and Eastern Europe for Sybase. An expert in IT and high technology in emerging markets, Mr. Stanek is a regular speaker at industry conferences and is frequently quoted by the computer and business press. NetBeans is a privately held company whose investors include Esther Dyson, CEO of EDventure Holdings. Ms. Dyson is a leading private global technology investor and is widely known in the computer industry as an analyst on emerging information technologies worldwide, an author, a speaker, and an advisor (see http://www.edventure.com/bios/esther.html) For more information about NetBeans, please visit the company's web site, http://www.netbeans.com, write to email@example.com, or call 011 4202 8300 7322. ABOUT CLOUDSCAPE, INC. Cloudscape, Inc. is pioneering Java-based database management solutions to address the evolving requirements of network-centric business computing. Cloudscape's products are the first to allow companies to create smart distributed applications for network centric computing that serve the needs of the remote and often disconnected workforce. Cloudscape, founded in 1996 by a team of experts from Informix, Illustra, Oracle, and Sybase, currently employs a staff of 45 in its Oakland, CA headquarters and is funded through Brentwood Venture Capital, Accel Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, St. Paul Venture Capital, and RB Webber, and private investors Stewart Schuster, Roger Sippl, and Tom Haggin. For more information please visit the Cloudscape web site: http://www.cloudscape.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-59-JAVA1. *** Cloudscape, JBMS, and Tear-Off Databases are trademarks of Cloudscape, Inc. Java and 100% Pure Java are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company and product names mentioned are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.