Software Tree, Inc.TM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Phil Lumish – 415-265-0851 - phil@softwaretree.com

Software Tree announces an alliance with PointBase

Linking with a major database player is expected to widen exposure for JDX™ object-relational mapping technology

San Jose, California – March 26, 2002 - Software Tree, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an alliance with PointBase, Inc. "PointBase is recognized as a leader in providing database capabilities for Java™ developers. The link between JDX, our patented OR-Mapping software that eliminates the need for writing complex JDBC™/SQL code, and the PointBase™ database software gives our mutual users an exciting opportunity to take maximum advantage of both products," said Damodar Periwal, president of Software Tree.

"Object–relational mapping is a tedious task for developers. The combination of PointBase database technology and Software Tree's JDX alleviates this issue and allows developers to do what they do best, write applications," said Cameron McEachern, executive vice president sale and marketing for PointBase. "This relationship between PointBase and Software Tree is a natural arrangement for such complementary product offerings. Over the coming months we will be working on a variety of ways that let our prospects and customers take advantage of this relationship."

JDX is recognized as a leading OR-Mapping product due to its ease-of-use, flexibility and high performance. JDX’s small footprint makes it specially suitable for developing data intensive mobile applications. JDX has excellent applicability towards XML and EJB persistence. The recent release of JDX version 3.0 has been developed based on direct feedback from JDX customers. JDX is offered in multiple modules - JDXClassic module provides the core OR-Mapping capability. The JDXStudio module offers a GUI for designing and configuring the mapping system. The JDXServer module offers a runtime-mapping infrastructure for enterprise class scalability.

PointBase, the leader in Pure Java database and synchronization technology, provides portable, multi-threaded database solutions for developers to create applications for servers and mobile and pervasive computing devices. The key to PointBase's success is offering ISVs and corporate development teams a cost effective database solution. PointBase's technology includes the following database products: PointBase Server, PointBase Embedded, PointBase Micro and PointBase UniSync. More information about PointBase, Inc. and its products is available at http://www.pointbase.com

About JDX
JDX is a leading-edge object-relational mapping technology that helps achieve significant reductions in the overall time, risks and costs associated with Java database programming. The patented technology of JDX employs an elegant non-intrusive programming model that improves programmer productivity tremendously. Written in 100% Java, JDX can easily accelerate development/deployment of multi-tier Java/J2EE/J2ME applications

About Software Tree
Software Tree is a technology leader in providing superior software infrastructure that simplifies data integration. The company has licensed JDX to leading edge corporations around the world including Concert, Xerox, CNT, Los Alamos National Labs, UAB Medical Center and Electronic Arts. The company's web site is http://www.softwaretree.com.

Note to Editors: JDX is a trademark of Software Tree. PointBase is a registered trademark of PointBase Inc. Java, JDBC, and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems.