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OpenLink Expands ODBC & JDBC™ Data Access Middleware Leadership

Burlington, MA. February 5, 2002 - OpenLink Software, Inc., industry and technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance database connectivity drivers for ODBC™ and JDBC™, announces the commercial release of UDA Lite™ version 4.2, the Single-Tier Edition of its Universal Data Access Drivers Suite™. The new product release is available for the following platforms: Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Mac® OS X.

UDA Lite includes high-performance, ODBC 3.5 compliant, database connectivity drivers supporting Oracle®, Microsoft® SQL Server™, IBM® DB2® and Informix™, Sybase®, CA-Ingres®, Progress®, and PostgreSQL®. This suite of drivers enables UNIX, Linux, or Mac OS X based ODBC compliant applications to connect transparently and directly to these backend database engines without the installation of any additional software on Windows, Linux or UNIX based database server machines.

“UDA Lite re-emphasizes our unwavering commitment to unveiling the universal importance of database independence to application developers and end-users alike on all of the major operating platforms. We continue to provide users and developers with a comprehensive matrix of driver formats, across database engines and host operating systems, like no other vendor in this realm,” said Kingsley Idehen, OpenLink Software’s President & CEO. “Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac developers can now work with a common set of data access drivers and SDKs, as a result of our pioneering efforts,” he added.

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the U.S.A., United Kingdom, France, and Malaysia. It has been the leading provider and technology innovator in the database connectivity market since 1993. Its products are currently used by over 10,000 companies world-wide for post-pilot and post-evaluation ODBC and JDBC based solutions.

Additional information on OpenLink Software can be obtained from the web site at:

OpenLink Software, Universal Data Access Drivers Suite, and UDA Lite are trademarks of OpenLink Software, Inc. All other trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Caroline Idehen
OpenLink Software

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