Dharma Provides First ODBC SDK for Linux

Opens Linux applications to industry standard tools

Nashua, NH April 8, 1999 – Dharma Systems, Inc., a leader in the
design and development of query technology for use in data access
solutions, unveiled the industry’s first Linux based ODBC software
development kit (SDK).

“Organizations developing applications in the Linux environment
need to provide users easy access to their Linux based data,”
states Rich Lewan, Vice President Dharma’s Products Group. “With
our ODBC SDK for Linux, developers can quickly and easily build an
ODBC interface to their Linux application, enabling access to that
data via any ODBC compliant tool on the market.”

Linux is a fast-growing UNIX variant that is attracting legions
of users as well as major hardware and software vendors. Both Dell
Computer and IBM have recently announced that they offer factory
installation of Linux on new systems.

Dharma’s announcement makes it the first vendor in the industry
to offer an ODBC data access solution for application vendors who
have-or want to have-their data or applications run on Linux. The
Dharma ODBC SDK provides easy-to-implement, high-performance access
from any ODBC client tool to data on Linux servers. The same ODBC
SDK also supports Windows NT, IBM AIX, HP-UX, and Sun Solaris.

“Having an ODBC SDK for Linux definitely makes Linux more
desirable for business applications,” states Jim Kelly, Executive
Vice President of Appgen Business Software, Inc., “This is an
important offering for both the operating system’s users and our

Dharma ODBC SDK Lite v 6.2 for Linux is available as a no
charge, royalty free download from Dharma’s website or as a fully
supported version (Dharma ODBC Professional for Linux) directly
from the company.

Dharma Systems, Inc. specializes in providing advanced query
technology products to software development organizations and IT
consulting services across a broad range of industries. Dharma is
headquartered in Nashua, NH with offices in San Mateo, CA and
Bangalore, India. Dharma employs over 150 people worldwide. For
additional details about Dharma Systems, visit http://www.dharma.com or call

Jody K. Youngberg            jody.youngberg@dharma.com
Marketing Specialist         http://www.dharma.com
Dharma Systems, Inc.         tel 603.886.1400
436 Amherst Street           fax 603.883.6904
Nashua, NH 03063

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