Borland Simplifies Enterprise Data Integration on Linux(R)

Borland(R) Kylix(TM) Optimizes IBM DB2 and Oracle 8i Web and Desktop

Application Access

Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Borland Software Corporation

    NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at LinuxWorld Expo (booth #1603),
 Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:   BORL), a leading provider of e-business
 implementation platforms, announced support for Oracle(R) 8i and IBM(R) DB2(R)
 database integration in Borland(R) Kylix(TM), the first rapid application
 development (RAD) environment, which was also announced today.  With Borland
 Kylix, Server Developer Edition, developers benefit from the seamless
 integration of enterprise class data from IBM DB2 and Oracle 8i into
 high-performance Web and desktop applications built for the Linux operating
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     Borland Kylix, Server Developer Edition includes dbExpress(TM), an open
 database architecture for easily connecting to all corporate data.  dbExpress
 includes freely deployable, high-performance, native drivers for IBM DB2 and
 Oracle 8i, as well as the MySQL(TM) and InterBase(R) open source databases.
 dbExpress integrates seamlessly with NetCLX(TM) for accelerated Apache(TM) Web
 Server development and VisualCLX(TM) for rapidly building sophisticated
 GUI/desktop applications.  Kylix's state-of-the-art optimizing native-code
 compiler produces the highest performance database applications.
     "Kylix delivers the highest productivity and performance for enterprises
 implementing data-centric e-business applications on the Linux platform," said
 Michael Swindell, director of product management, RAD Tools for Borland.
 "Developers building web and desktop applications with Kylix will benefit
 immediately from the dramatic acceleration in their time-to-market as they
 build applications that scale to the same extraordinary heights as their
 enterprise databases."
     About Borland(R) Kylix(TM)
     Borland Kylix, the first native-code rapid application development (RAD)
 environment for the Linux platform, is a component-based development
 environment for two-way visual development of graphical user interface (GUI),
 Internet, database and web server applications.  Kylix integrates a leading
 edge development environment, interactive debugger, intuitive visual designer
 and a comprehensive component palette to give developers the tools they need
 to deliver Linux applications fast.  Kylix's state of the art optimizing
 compiler is seamlessly integrated to produce high-performance applications at
 high-speed.  For more information about Kylix, visit
     About Borland
     Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business
 implementation solutions.  Borland is the vendor of choice for professional
 e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation
 platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance
 and availability.  Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley,
 California, with operations worldwide.  To learn more, visit Borland at, the community site at or
 call Borland at 800-632-2864.
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