OpenLink Releases Virtual Database for SQL, XML, and Web Services

Virtuoso 3.0 Integrates Enterprise Data Islands

Feb 11, 2003, 00:00 ET from OpenLink Software, Inc.

    BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenLink Software, Inc., a
 leading provider of universal data access and enterprise information
 integration middleware, announces the commercial release date of Virtuoso 3.0
 -- the latest edition of its cross platform Virtual Database for SQL, XML, and
 Web Services. The new release enables transparent and concurrent access in
 real-time to heterogeneous data sources that include ODBC/JDBC/OLE DB/.NET-
 accessible databases, XML documents, and data-set oriented Web Services.
     Virtuoso provides access to heterogeneous data sources through industry
 standard data access interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, .NET Data
 Providers, XML, XPath, and XQuery. It also integrates transparently with
 runtime environments for distributed computing such as Microsoft .NET, Mono,
 and J2EE, enabling the creation and hosting of WSDL-compliant XML Web Services,
 Stored Procedures, Functions, Triggers, and User Defined Types that are
 written in Java or any .NET bound language.
     Virtuoso 3.0 is currently available in public beta form for the following
 platforms: Windows(R), Mac(R) OS X, Linux(R), and UNIX(R). It will be
 commercially available during the first week of March 2003.
     "Virtuoso 3.0 is the latest installment of our revolutionary Virtual
 Database Engine, extending its ability to homogenize disparate SQL and XML
 data from a variety of data sources into the realm of application logic
 homogenization via Web Services," said Kingsley Idehen, President & CEO of
 OpenLink Software. "Virtuoso underscores OpenLink's continued leadership in
 the area of standards compliant and cross-platform middleware," he added.
     Virtuoso 3.0 is now available for download from OpenLink's web site at: . You can also view live features
 demonstrations via an online virtual database instance at:
     About OpenLink Software
     OpenLink Software is a privately held company with offices in the U.S.A.,
 United Kingdom, France, Nigeria, and Malaysia. It is a leading provider of
 universal data access and data integration middleware products that cover a
 wide variety of industry standards and protocols. Additional information about
 OpenLink Software can be obtained from the company's home page at:
      Press Contact:
      Helen Heward-Mills

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