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8 July, 1998

DataDirect Technology Enables Integration of Digital UNIX with Windows NT
INTERSOLV today announced a major agreement with Compaq Computer Corporation through which INTERSOLV DataDirect database
connectivity products will be integrated in every copy of Compaq's Digital UNIX operating system.

The integrated DataDirect technology, which supports multiple data connectivity standards, will provide Digital UNIX developers and customers
with simplified, high performance access to an extended range of information and data sources.

Originally made with Digital Equipment Corporation, the agreement is part of Compaq's UNIX/Windows NT integration programme, which
incorporates leading third-party software to significantly increase integration capabilities.

INTERSOLV DataDirect was selected by Digital based on its superior technology, proven services and leadership position in enterprise data
connectivity. With this integration, and Digital's merger with Compaq, Compaq will now ship a complete suite of standards-based data
connectivity product licences with all copies of Digital UNIX, for ODBC (open database connectivity) and JDBC (Java database connectivity),
with OLE DB support to be added in the future.

DataDirect products provide Digital UNIX users with leading tools for integration of Windows NT with Digital UNIX. For example, any ODBC
application can now access data on a Digital UNIX server with SequeLink ODBC Edition's Windows NT driver. Similarly, with SequeLink Java
Edition, any Java application with a JDBC interface can access data on a Digital UNIX server.

Furthermore, with the integration of INTERSOLV DataDirect OLE DB technology, Digital UNIX developers have extended data access
capabilities, with access to new types of data now accessible under OLE DB. Providing connectivity to more than 30 leading databases on
nine operating systems, DataDirect ODBC drivers can also be used by Digital UNIX applications to access data on a variety of platforms.

"Compaq is committed to providing our customers with leadership products for UNIX/Windows NT interoperability through our AllConnect for
UNIX program," said Tim Yeaton, vice president, Compaq's UNIX Software Division. "Now, with integrated DataDirect solutions, every
developer using Digital UNIX will have the comprehensive technology needed to develop and deploy applications with access to the broadest
range of data sources available in the industry. We welcome INTERSOLV to our growing family of AllConnect partners, and we are confident
that INTERSOLV's DataDirect products and services will provide our users with the tools essential for success."

INTERSOLV DataDirect data connectivity solutions provide the scaleable data access that developers require to scale from personal
databases to enterprise-wide databases. DataDirect products, including Connect ODBC drivers, Connect OLE DB providers, SequeLink Java
Edition, SequeLink ODBC Edition and related services, are the key components of this worldwide agreement. As a result, Compaq now has
standardised, enterprise-wide data access and connectivity solutions that empower developers to develop applications rapidly on Compaq's
Digital UNIX platform.

"Including our industry-standard database connectivity solutions in every copy of Digital UNIX shows that Compaq shares DataDirect's mission
to simplify data access across the enterprise," said Keith Gupwell, INTERSOLV's UK General Manager, DataDirect. "With INTERSOLV
DataDirect's efficient data access technology, Digital UNIX developers and customers are now equipped to increase productivity, consistency
and return-on-investment. Compaq's selection of our technology is a strong validation of DataDirect's position as the leading provider of
high-performance data connectivity for all standards - OLE DB, ODBC and JDBC."

INTERSOLV DataDirect is the industry standard for data connectivity, offering a unique blend of reliable, flexible middleware that supports
industry standards such as ODBC, JDBC and OLE DB. With solutions for client, server and Internet based systems, DataDirect helps
customers reduce costs and speed the delivery of critical business information. More than three million customers and over 450 leading
vendors worldwide, including IBM, Informix, JavaSoft, Microsoft, Oracle, PLATINUM technology and Sybase, have established DataDirect as
the standard for uncompromising quality, world-class support and technology leadership.

INTERSOLV Corporate Profile
INTERSOLV, Inc. delivers innovative solutions for the entire application enablement process - empowering empowering organisations to
accelerate the delivery of information systems across client/server, Internet or intranet environments. Customers worldwide rely on
INTERSOLV's automated software quality, data connectivity and enterprise application renewal to gain a true competitive advantage.
Partnering with INTERSOLV, organisations achieve the agility and flexibility to respond quickly to rapid business and technological change.
With annual revenues exceeding $195 million, INTERSOLV has more than 4.5 million customer licenses at over 35,000 customer sites around
the world.

Additional information about INTERSOLV is available via the World Wide Web at or by calling 01727 812812.

For further information, please contact:
Jenny Hodge / Richard Hewit
Profile PR
Tel: 0181 948 6611
Fax: 0181 948 1220

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