Software Tree, Inc.TM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Damodar Periwal Phone: 408-557-6769 -

Software Tree Joins Oracle AllianceSM Program

JDXTM product brings tremendous productivity gains to JavaTM developers using the Oracle database

San Jose, CA - July 8, 1998 - Software Tree, Inc. announced today that it has joined the Oracle Alliance Program. Java developers using the Oracle database will enjoy great productivity gains associated with using Software Tree's innovative product JDX (J-Database ExchangeTM), a high-performance, platform independent software for exchanging business objects between Java programs and SQL relational databases.

JDX saves development efforts for new Java applications by automating the tedious, time-consuming and error-prone task of object-relational mapping logic. By providing a very natural object-oriented interface to store and retrieve Java objects, JDX bridges the gap between the Java object model and the SQL relational model. JDX exploits the standard JDBC™ interface to link to various relational databases including Oracle7, Oracle8 and Oracle Lite from Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), and will continue to leverage Oracle's support for Java across multiple tiers.

"We welcome Software Tree to our alliance program. JDX complements our commitment to providing robust technologies to Java developers and reducing the barriers of developing sophisticated object-oriented applications that require access to relational data," said Shari Simon, Vice President, Americas Alliances and Business Solutions, Oracle Corp.

"We're very pleased to join with an industry leader such as Oracle to help customers reap the benefits of object-oriented programming in Java and at the same time easily access their data stored in trusted relational repositories such as Oracle databases," said Damodar Periwal, the founder and CEO of Software Tree. "JDX simplifies design, development and deployment of modern distributed enterprise applications for Internet/intranet environments."

"JDX is an excellent object/relational mapping tool that applies JDBC methods over Java objects, thus saving developers months of work. This is a unique combination in the field of o/r mapping tools," said JP Morgenthal, President, NC.Focus, an e-commerce and data management advisory firm in Hewlett, NY.

"100% Java compliance, developer productivity gains and enterprise scalability were key factors in our decision to use JDX for database to object mapping," said Scott Opitz, President of Pennsylvania-based IntelliFrame Corporation. "The success of our vertical market solutions and our 100% Java-based workflow engine, report generator and GUI repository services required a high-quality solution like JDX to provide efficient access to our customers' underlying Oracle database servers."

About Oracle Alliance :
The Oracle Alliance is a global business network that unites leading information technology companies to deliver integrated customer solutions for network computing. Partners have access to Oracle's premiere products and services and are able to utilize vast technical, marketing and sales support resources.

About Software Tree :
Software Tree is located in San Jose, California and is a member of The Enterprise Network / NASA Ames Technology Commercialization Center. For more information about Software Tree, its products and a free evaluation download of JDX, visit the company web site or call 408-557-6769.

J-Database Exchange and JDX are trademarks of Software Tree, Inc. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. Oracle7, Oracle8 and Oracle Lite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation. Java and JDBC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) in the United States and other countries. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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