Thursday November 11, 5:19 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

SOURCE: Digital Creations

Open Source Web Development Platform Zope(TM) Embraced By Sybase

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Creations, creator of Zope and the leader in Open Source web development, announced today that database management giant Sybase is giving support for the Zope web development platform. The partnership will allow Digital Creations to further integrate the Zope platform and Sybase, enabling Sybase users to leverage the power of the Linux operating system in conjunction with the Internet. The combination of these two powerful platforms will enable companies who are moving to Linux to dynamically manage their enterprise data and create world- class applications.

``Sybase is committed to delivering best of breed products supporting open platform development. We are pleased to partner with Digital Creations, and by supporting the Zope application server with Adaptive Server Enterprise, we deliver an enterprise-class database solution for customers using Open Source technology,'' said David Jacobson, director of product marketing for Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division.

``With this agreement, Digital Creations has enhanced its position as the leader in Open Source web development, and Sybase has signaled its intention to capture the market for enterprise data management on Linux,'' said Paul Everitt, CEO of Digital Creations.

Working with Zope fits directly with the Sybase-Linux strategy. Sybase is an established leader in enterprise data management and client/server development. Zope is an Open Source application server framework focused on web content management for numerous platforms including Linux, for which Sybase is increasing support. Zope and Sybase work together in an identical manner on all common platforms.

``Sybase and Zope are a natural combination, '' said David Bloom, CIO of i- Gift, the engine which is driven in part by Sybase's ASE software and the Zope web publishing server. ``Zope powers the front end -- a versatile object- oriented interactive publishing engine. Sybase powers the back-end -- enterprise scale object management. The two work together flawlessly.''

With headquarters in Emeryville, CA, Sybase, Inc. is one of the largest global independent software companies. Sybase helps businesses integrate, manage and deliver applications, content and data anywhere they are needed. The company's customers represent the industries leading the global economy, with strong concentrations in financial services, the public sector, telecommunications, media and health care. The company is leveraging core enterprise product strengths to capitalize on the emerging enterprise information portal market to provide dependable solutions that deliver on the promise of e-Business. The company's web address is http://www.sybase.com.

Digital Creations is the publisher of Zope and the leader in open source web development. Zope is an open source application server for building high- performance, dynamic web sites. Zope runs on nearly all UNIX platforms and Windows NT, and can be used with popular web servers or its own built-in web server. Visit http://www.digicool.com/ for more information, and get Zope free at http://www.zope.org/.