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Ritmo 100% Managed Data Provider Delivers Superior Applications

22nd September 2003 - Developer Solutions, the application development
specialist and distributor for HiT Software, Inc., announces the
availability of HiT Software's Ritmo v2.0, its 100% managed .NET data
provider for IBM DB2 access. Ritmo v2.0 allows developers to easily
access DB2 databases within the Microsoft .NET framework in order to
deliver applications with maximum performance, scalability, reliability,
and security. Addressing these bottom-line concerns, Ritmo, with its
100% managed code, is well positioned for use by developers and System
Integrators. For Windows applications operating in a pre .NET
environment, the OLE DB and ODBC transports have been and still are the
best choices. For applications running in a .NET framework and
requiring database access, the use of a 100% managed .NET data provider
like Ritmo guarantees optimal results. With Ritmo v2.0, developers and
IT managers are assured of maximum application performance.

Leveraging the standard IBM DB2 Distributed Relational Database
Architecture protocol and the IBM iSeries Optimized Database Server
protocol, Ritmo for DB2 and Ritmo for iSeries require no additional
server software. Designed and developed with performance in mind from
the ground up, the 100% managed code Ritmo allows developers to submit
SQL statements that more efficiently access, retrieve, and update DB2

Additionally, Ritmo v2.0 delivers connection pooling, bulk data insert,
and data compression to maximize performance. New data type support for
BLOB/CLOB and BIGINT, as well as double-byte character set support, let
applications target a larger number of users. Ritmo's integration with
the Visual Studio .NET Toolbox benefits developers by offering an
environment to build applications more rapidly.

"Ritmo represents an important SQL middleware advance that gives
increased application uptime, higher performance, and greater control in
a .NET environment," said Giacomo Lorenzin, CEO of HiT Software.
"Ritmo's fully managed code architecture gives developers the full set
of .NET benefits, including greater security."

Ritmo v2.0 is available for both Windows client and server operating
system platforms. Ritmo for iSeries v2.0 will be available in Q3 2003,
and Ritmo for DB2 v2.0 will be available in Q4 2003. Trial versions can
be downloaded from the HiT Software web site at

About HiT Software
HiT Software is a leading developer of standards-based infrastructure
for relational database access. HiT Software products include SQL
middleware products for IBM DB2 access, HiT SSL Server for secure SQL
middleware communications, Allora XML-RDB run-time transformation
middleware, and DBMoto data replication.

About Developer Solutions
Developer Solutions is the specialist development resource, providing
developers and businesses with advanced software technologies, an
extensive portfolio of training and consulting services and an
application development capability. For more information, visit
Developer Solutions at

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