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Burlington, MA - OpenLink Software, Inc., a leading provider of mission critical E-business infrastructure technology, today announces the version 4.0 release of its industry acclaimed Universal Data Access Driver Suite (UDA) for the Mac OS. The product release includes Multi-Tier ODBC Drivers and Type 1 & 3 JDBC drivers.

UDA 4.0 enables high-performance and database independent access to relational data from the Macintosh versions of desktop productivity tools such as Microsoft Office, Filemaker, and numerous application development environments.

UDA 4.0 supports Mac OS X connecting to MS SQLServer, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Informix, Progress, PostgreSQL, Ingres, OpenLink Virtuoso, and other ODBC compliant databases. Server operating systems supported include Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Compaq Tru64 UNIX, IRIX, Dynix/PTX, Generic UNIX 5.4, FreeBSD and other UNIX variants.

OpenLink UDA 4.0 also includes the iODBC Driver Manager, providing a bridge that enables backwards compatibility between ODBC 2.5 applications and ODBC 3.5 Drivers, as well as full support for ODBC 3.5 applications developed using alternative ODBC SDKs.

“OpenLink’s cross platform focus, database independence and adherence to key Web & Internet standards empower organizations of all shapes and sizes. This release demonstrates OpenLink’s continued commitment to data access without boundaries, and reinforces our leadership and vision in the cross-platform Enterprise software arena. We are excited to give foundation-level technology back to the Macintosh community.", said Andrew Hill, Director of Technology Evangelism at OpenLink Software.

“From its incredibly stable, open-source UNIX-based foundation to the stunning Aqua user interface, Mac OS X is drawing new and exciting developers to the platform,” said Clent Richardson, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We’re thrilled that OpenLink is bringing ODBC back to the Mac with their Universal Driver Access Suite, attracting even more application developers who value UDA’s platform neutral data access".

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the U.S.A., United Kingdom, France, and Malaysia. The company develops and deploys critical and industry-leading Internet & Web Infrastructure technology.For additional information on OpenLink Software, or to download OpenLink’s UDA 4.0, please visit: http://www.openlinksw.com


Contact:Andrew Hill

Director Technology Evangelism

OpenLink Software,Inc.

ahill@openlinksw.com

781-273-0900

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