PointBase Wins Embedded Java Award

10/4/2002 - PointBase, the leader in embedded JavaTM database products for managing and synchronizing enterprise data on all platforms, announced that PointBase Micro has been named "Best Mobile Database" in Java Developer’s Journal 2002 Readers’ Choice Awards.

More than 30,000 JDJ readers cast their votes to select the best Java products of the year in 29 different award categories from over 705 nominations. The polls opened on the SYS-CON.com Web site on November 6, 2001 and ran through September 23, 2002.

"We are delighted to learn that Java developers prefer PointBase Micro over other mobile database offerings from companies such as Oracle, IBM and Borland," said Bruce Scott, PointBase president and CEO. "I founded PointBase five years ago knowing that corporations would need applications to mobilize their enterprise data and that a majority of those applications would be developed in Java. It makes sense that developers who choose Java for their mobility application development will choose our high performance PointBase Micro as their database."

The JDJ Readers’ Choice Awards have already become the most respected media awards program of its kind and are informally referred to as the "Oscars" of the software industry. Reflecting the continuing dynamism of the Java space, this year JDJ added 7 new award categories including "Best Wireless Java Product" and "Best XML Product" of the year. "For a number of years now, SYS-CON Media has been setting the standard in allowing the readers to determine what is a great product, and what is not," said Alan Williamson, editor in chief of Java Developer’s Journal. "As Editor-in-Chief, I feel proud of JDJ’s proactive role in helping to facilitate this community driven process."

PointBase Micro is a high performance Java RDBMS that boasts an ultra small footprint of less than 45K, ideal for the current and next generation of Java–enabled handheld devices. Specifically designed for the J2SETM and J2METM platforms, PointBase Micro supports a subset of SQL and the JDBC API. PointBase Micro 4.4 opens the door for a wide variety of enterprise applications to run on today’s growing number of handheld devices making PointBase Micro the preferred database for mobile applications running on laptops, PDA’s, cell phones and other handheld devices.

About PointBase
PointBase is the leading provider of JavaTM data management and synchronization products for the embedded database and data mobility markets. PointBase products are used in Java server applications and are also embedded within Java applications. The Company’s products are the preferred solution for Java mobile data applications found on PDA’s, cell phones and other mobile devices. Bruce Scott, part of the Oracle Corporation founding team and co-founder of Gupta/Centura Software, founded PointBase in 1998 with a management team that includes industry veterans from IBM, Hyperion and Oracle.

About Java Developer’s Journal
Java Developer’s Journal is the world’s leading i-technology magazine, with a print circulation of more than 100,000 and a digital circulation of over 180,000. With a 2.9 pass along rate, JDJ’s print edition reaches close to 300,000 Java professionals each month.

About SYS-CON Media
Each month SYS-CON Media reaches over half a million i-technology professionals through its specialty journals, magazines, books, conferences, and the SYS-CON Interactive portal.

PointBase and the PointBase logo are registered trademarks of PointBase Inc. Java, 100% Pure Java, all Java-based trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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