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PR 333 / 9 October 1997

Oracle, Compuware Corporation, PLATINUM Technology, Inc. and
TechnoSolutions Corp, have announced integrated visual development tools
which simplify the development and debugging of PL/SQL stored procedures,
triggers and functions for the Oracle7(r) and Oracle8(r) database servers.
PL/SQL is Oracle's powerful and easy to use procedural extension to
industry standard SQL.

Oracle has also announced the availability of a family of open debugging
and development interfaces - the Probe Family of Interfaces - which provide
debugging, code coverage and tracing of PL/SQL-stored programs. Tools
vendors can use these APIs to build visual tools that make the debugging of
server-side stored programs transparent to users.

PL/SQL offers application developers the fastest and easiest way to access
SQL in the Oracle(r) database and to leverage the continual functionality
and scalability advantages in Oracle's industry leading database servers.
PL/SQL is a fundamental enabling technology integrated widely with a number
of Oracle products and is used by hundreds of Fortune 500 corporations,
mid-size companies and solution providers to build scaleable enterprise
applications leveraging the Oracle platform.

"Oracle is pleased to announce the availability of PL/SQL development tools
which support stored procedure development and debugging with our Oracle7
and Oracle8 database servers," said Nick Gregory, Oracle's Marketing
Manager for Server Technology. "Oracle8 provides a number of
industry-leading performance and scalability improvements and its
object-relational functionality has already been proven to enhance
developer productivity significantly. PL/SQL is a critical component that
enabled a number of these advances. Oracle remains firmly committed to
PL/SQL and to our strategy of offering open solutions that can be leveraged
by a number of solution providers. Oracle also remains committed to
working with our partners to provide development tools that make it easy
for our customers to exploit fully the features of our server."

"Developer/2000 has become the development tool most widely used by
Oracle's customer base for enterprise application development," said Kieran
Kilmartin, Oracle's Product Manager, Tools. "Our next major release of
Developer/2000 incorporates a number of advances including the ability to
do distributed debugging across client and server PL/SQL logic. This
ability makes Developer/2000 uniquely capable of building partitioned-logic

"With the addition of XPEDITER/SQL, which enables multi-platform
server-side debugging, Compuware offers an integrated workbench for PL/SQL
application programmers to write, edit, navigate and debug stored
procedures," said Chris Bockhausen, Vice President, Testing and
Implementation Products, Compuware Corporation. "In addition,
XPEDITER/SQL's specialised team management capabilities help developers
manage their source code as they build and deploy distributed Oracle
applications. We are very pleased with the firm commitment Oracle has made
to PL/SQL and to providing a family of open debugging interfaces. We look
forward to working closely with Oracle to provide continued advances in
PL/SQL application development."

"Oracle dominates the market with its Oracle7 and Oracle8 servers, and with
the advent of the web and other multi-tiered applications, Oracle's PL/SQL
technology offers more value than ever before," said Robert Gersten, Vice
President, PLATINUM Technology, Inc. "Infrastructure tools that support
debugging, testing and other aspects of the PL/SQL development lifecycle
greatly enhance application developer productivity. We are delighted with
our close relationship with Oracle to enhance Platinum's SQL-Station
product family to support stored procedure debugging. The Probe API
enables us to announce the second generation of our greatly enhanced
SQL-Station Debugger for debugging server-side PL/SQL. Debugger is part of
SQL-Station, the most complete PL/SQL development environment available
that lets developers easily create, edit, test, debug, tune, and manage
server-side database code. We look forward to working with Oracle on other
exciting technologies that readily unleash the power of Oracle to our
customer base."

"With the addition of interactive PL/SQL debugging to the existing advanced
features such as colour syntax highlighting and drag and drop coding,
TechnoSolutions' SQL Navigator is now a complete solution for enhancing the
productivity of Oracle developers," said Ashu Potnis, Vice President
Technology for TechnoSolutions Corp. "We are very excited about the new
debugging interfaces and look forward to our continued partnership with
Oracle in providing leading edge solutions to Oracle developers." In
addition, Ashu Potnis said, "TechnoSolutions is pleased to announce that it
has signed an exclusive distribution and future product development
agreement with Quest Software for the SQL Navigator product line, giving
Oracle users the support of a much larger organisation."

SQL Navigator has numerous productivity-enhancing features that simplify
the complex tasks and speed up the routine tasks encountered by developers
and database administrators. SQL Navigator Pro, the debugger version,
extends the standard features by adding the capability to set breakpoints
on any PL/SQL executable statement, step into and step over any statement,
examine and set variables at runtime, and monitor the stack. This version
supports Windows 95 and Windows NT on Oracle7.3.3 or above.

Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for
information management, and the world's second largest software company.
With annual revenues of $6 billion, the company offers its database, tools,
and application products, along with related consulting, education and
support services in more than 140 countries around the world.

About Platinum
PLATINUM Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAT) provides a unique set of software
and services for IT organisations to improve performance and reduce the
risk associated with IT infrastructures. PLATINUM's 10,000 world-wide
customers rely on the company's products and services to provide
around-the-clock, behind-the-scenes management of data, systems and
applications. Areas of IT management expertise include database
management, systems management, application lifecycle, data warehouse,
decision support and Year 2000 conversions. PLATINUM, which posted 1996
revenues of more than $468 million, distributes its products world-wide
through a network of domestic and international sales offices.

About Compuware
Compuware Corporation is a leading world-wide provider of software products
and professional services that help information technology professionals
efficiently develop, implement and support applications that run their
businesses. Founded in 1973, Compuware Corporation today ranks as one of
the largest independent software vendors in the world. The Company's
products have been licensed by more than 10,800 organisations world-wide.
The Company's professional services organisation has a staff of over 4,300.
Compuware, with revenues approaching one billion dollars, is the world
leader in client/server development technology. For more information on
Compuware, please contact Compuware at 800-521-9353. Compuware can also be
found on the World Wide Web at

About Technosolutions
TechnoSolutions Corp., a two year old, privately-held corporation, provides
programming solutions for database programmers. Corporate offices are
located at 8101 NE Parkway Drive, E-2, Suite 501, Vancouver, WA 98662,
Phone: (360) 260-0710, Fax: (360) 260-0717, WWW: - Email:

About Quest Software
Quest Software, Inc. is a leading provider of database management, output
management, and high-availability software solutions for distributed
computing environments. Quest Software's comprehensive and intuitive
software solutions allow organisations to achieve increased productivity
and efficiency with immediate results. With headquarters in Newport Beach,
CA, Quest Software has offices in the U.S., Germany, France, U.K, and
Australia. For more information, Quest Software can be reached at 610
Newport Center Drive, Suite 1400, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6565. Phone:
(714) 720-1434; Fax: (714) 720-0426; email:; web site:

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