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Pervasive Software releases Linux version of its powerful data management software

Jun 20, 2001, 16:37 (3 Talkback[s])

AUSTIN, TEXAS-June 20, 2001 -- Pervasive Software Inc. (Nasdaq:PVSW), a leading provider of embedded and Web database software that powers business-critical applications, today announced the availability of Pervasive.SQL 2000i for Linux. The Linux version broadens market opportunities for Pervasive partners who develop, resell and deploy applications based on Pervasive.SQL 2000i. Pervasive's powerful, low-cost, multi-platform database engine supports version 2.2 and higher of the Linux kernel, which is now the fastest-growing operating system, according to IDC.

"Pervasive.SQL 2000i for Linux allowed us to migrate our multi-user accounting system from Windows NT to Linux, while preserving our data integrity and giving us the ease-of-administration, performance and reliability we need to complement the Linux platform," said Michael Owens, CTO for Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc., the top office in closed units in the CENTURY 21 system. "Because of its simplicity and tremendous power we are now using the database to support our in-house applications, including the intranet, Internet and our proprietary tools."

Pervasive.SQL 2000i provides backward compatibility with existing Btrieve API-based applications on Linux, NetWare and Windows NT platforms and incorporates a rich set of features to minimize deployment and support costs, while facilitating Web and cross-platform migrations. It offers server/requester version independence, allowing the integration of Linux into an existing deployment without configuration changes.

In addition, the software supports an extensive array of Web standards, including ODBC, OLE DB 2.5 and JDBC 2.0. It also provides support for popular development environments, including Java, Perl, PHP and other languages, giving Web developers their choice of environment.

"Linux is being viewed by companies in the small to medium-size market as an alternative to Windows NT when they migrate from their legacy UNIX and NetWare environments," said Bruce Flory, vice president of marketing for Pervasive Software. "Pervasive.SQL 2000i for Linux facilitates our partners' deployment of business-critical applications onto this increasingly popular platform. Further, by offering a Linux version, we are providing all ISVs with UNIX-based applications a database solution that delivers the performance they are accustomed to with legacy file systems, as well as the flexibility of ODBC and JDBC access."

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