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Enhanced MySQL™ database comes with pre-integrated web tools and support to attract small-to-medium

SLOUGH, 4 May 2001 — NuSphere Corporation, which delivers Enhanced MySQL™ today announced the
release of
NuSphere® MySQL™ Advantage 2.0, a web development platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
MySQL Advantage 2.0 is an integrated software suite that pairs the reliability and cost
effectiveness of
Apache, Enhanced MySQL, Perl, and PHP with new technology enhancements, such as support for
transactions, which are necessary for building business-critical web applications.

Previously, enterprise solutions have been difficult to implement for many in this market due to
purchasing, management, and high service costs associated with traditional software vendors.
NuSphere MySQL
Advantage 2.0 is targeted at businesses that need a reliable, cutting-edge foundation that also is
cost-effective to support their web presence. As a standards-based software, NuSphere MySQL
Advantage 2.0
supports developers who are building, maintaining and deploying internet applications in Linux,
Windows environments.

Backed by professional support services and quarterly upgrades from NuSphere, NuSphere MySQL
Advantage 2.0 is
one of the industry’s most cost effective, versatile, and enterprise-capable solutions for IT

“NuSphere and this open source RDBMS, with substantial enhancements for transaction management and
enterprise-class database functionality, enable companies to build cost-scalable, stable
eBusiness solutions and web services,” said Carl Olofson, program director, information and data
software research at IDC. “Market pressures in favour of rapidly expanding eBusiness functionality
are driving
a requirement for greater Internet functionality and capacity, but these must be developed with an
eye toward
both upward scalability and cost containment. The growing range of open source software components,
and in combination with NuSphere technology, will allow IT systems to meet this requirement, yet
remain cost
effective and scalable while exploiting the latest trends in database software.”

NuSphere MySQL Advantage subscribers will receive quarterly updates composed of technology
enhancements that
build of off these core components; available immediately for $299 per server.

About NuSphere Corporation
NuSphere, a subsidiary of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), delivers the Enhanced
MySQL™ that runs
today’s businesses. NuSphere’s products include NuSphere® MySQL? Advantage 2.0, an integrated
software suite
that pairs the reliability and cost-effectiveness of Apache, Enhanced MySQL, Perl and PHP with new
enhancements for building business-critical Web applications. NuSphere has created an integrated
that allows companies to deploy reliable, cost-effective, enterprise-class applications for
Windows, UNIX and
Linux environments. NuSphere’s commercial software services include technical support, consulting
training. For more information, visit

Press enquiries to: Salli Roskilly, Saffron Communications.
T: 44 (0)1763 208708 F: 44 (0)1763 208813 E:

NuSphere is a registered trademark in Australia; and NuSphere, NuSphere MySQL, and Enhanced MySQL
trademarks of NuSphere Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. MySQL is a trademark of MySQL
AB in the
U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks and/or service marks contained herein are the
property of their
respective owners.

Technical note
In addition to the core open source components, Advantage 2.0 also includes:
? Enhanced MySQL version 3.23.36, which includes the beta release of Gemini, for highly granular,
transaction-intensive database applications. Gemini enables automatic crash recovery, failover
clusters, table
and site replication, and flexible backup;
? RPM support for RedHat Linux, which can be run via an RPM install and automatic configuration.
developers can also opt to run RPMs from the command line as usual;
? Encryption support for Windows so developers can run queries that will return an encrypted value
Windows. NuSphere MySQL Advantage 2.0 also includes a “sendmail” utility so developers can create
programs with embedded e-mail functionality that is portable between Linux, UNIX, and Windows; and
? Bugzilla, a database for bugs that lets users report software glitches and now supports the
environment. This keeps to-do lists as well as prioritizes, schedules, and tracks dependencies.

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