Object Design Announces Free Beta Version of Industry's First XML Data Server Beta Software for eXcelon XML Data Server Now Available for Download From

Object Design's Web Site

    BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Object Design, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   ODIS), a leading provider of enterprise, XML and embedded data
 management solutions, today announced that the beta software for its
 eXcelon(TM)  eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data server is now available
 free-of-charge from the company's Web site (www.objectdesign.com).
     eXcelon is a revolutionary eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data server
 that enables companies to build enterprise Web applications using XML.
 eXcelon can be used as an XML application cache for existing data sources, or
 as a complete data management system for new XML-based applications.
     People who would like to download and evaluate eXcelon can simply go to
 Object Design's home page and click on the "eXcelon Beta" link on the shortcut
 menu.  They will then be taken through a short registration process that will
 enable them to download the software and get information on the product.
     "eXcelon's sophisticated, field-proven and patented data-management
 technology provides extremely high performance and scalability while also
 enabling companies to unleash the power of XML on the server-side and fully
 leverage the simplicity and extensibility of XML," said Vittorio Viarengo,
 Object Design's eXcelon product manager.  "eXcelon is a 'must have' product
 for any developer who wants to create serious XML Web applications."
     Viarengo added that the wide-distribution beta of eXcelon begins the last
 phase of development and testing before the product becomes commercially
 available in the first quarter of 1999.
     About Object Design
     Object Design, Inc. ( http://www.objectdesign.com ), a leading provider of
 enterprise, XML and embedded data management solutions, develops and markets
 the ObjectStore database management system and related tools, the ObjectStore
 PSE Pro line of small-footprint embedded databases, and the eXcelon XML data
 server.  ObjectStore, with its unique Cache-Forward(TM) database architecture,
 is used by customers in a wide variety of industries to build and deploy
 component-based computing applications.  The company backs its products with
 comprehensive training, services, and support.  Headquartered in Burlington,
 Mass., Object Design sells and supports its products through branch offices
 across the U.S., international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Belgium,
 France, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan and Australia, and a worldwide network
 of distributors.
     NOTE: Object Design, the Object Design logo, ObjectStore, Leadership by
 Design, and Object Exchange are registered trademarks of Object Design, Inc.
 eXcelon and Cache-Forward are trademarks of Object Design, Inc.  All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Object Design, Inc.

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