1/28/2003 - Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT), a leading provider of application and database lifecycle management solutions, introduced Describe® for Sun[tm] ONE Studio and announced that Sun Microsystems, Inc. has selected Describe as the preferred UML modeling solution for its Sun ONE Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The Sun ONE user community will be the first to leverage new functionality and usability features in Describe 6.0. Describe for Sun ONE Studio 4 update 1, Enterprise Edition, which is immediately available for download, provides Java technology developers with a tightly integrated, model-driven development environment.

"As the industry's leading independent UML modeling tool, Describe complements Sun ONE Studio and will further enhance application developer productivity," said Mark Herring, senior director of marketing, Java Web services and tools, Sun Microsystems. "Sun developers can have access to a comprehensive, model-driven solution within the familiar development environment of Sun ONE Studio that will help reduce time to solution by seamlessly bridging the gap between leading-edge model-driven development approaches and powerful tools for writing, deploying and testing Java code."

Describe enables application modelers and developers to work together in One seamless design and development environment, eliminating the inherent friction and inefficiencies that have long existed between these processes. The newest version, Describe 6.0, is an entirely re-architected UML-driven integrated modeling development environment leveraging the latest in common standards and progressive graphics. This release also adds enhanced usability with UML model and Java source code synchronization, advanced source code control integration and advanced Web-based reporting. Describe is designed to provide application modeling functionality directly within the IDE, providing developers a familiar and productive development environment. Describe also includes a bridge to ER/Studio®, Embarcadero's database design tool that allows an application to be developed with the database model in mind and vice versa, creating better, more efficient applications in less time.

"The pressure on organizations to deliver high-quality applications continues to grow, requiring a streamlined process that eliminates the traditional friction and inefficiencies between application modeling and development," said Greg Keller, director of design and modeling products with Embarcadero Technologies. "The level of seamless integration we have achieved between modeling and the developer's IDE in the 6.0 release will ensure a dramatic reduction in time-to-delivery for Sun One developers modeling their code. We look forward to extending our relationship with Sun to further improve the quality of application development for Sun developers."

Sun ONE Studio 4 update 1, for Java supports the building and deployment of Java[tm] 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE[tm] platform) applications, such as Enterprise JavaBeans[tm] (EJB[tm]) technology, and Web services to leading application servers. Release 4, which is J2EE platform 1.3 compatible, significantly expands the product's support for automated deployment to leading application servers to include the Sun ONE Application Server 7, BEA WebLogic Server, Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS), and others.

Pricing and Availability
The Sun ONE Studio tools are currently available via or any local Sun sales representative. Sun ONE Studio 4 update 1, Enterprise Edition for Java is priced at US$1,995 for a new user license or US$995 for an upgrade license. Describe for Sun ONE Studio is priced starting at $995. It is available for download through Sun Microsystems, Inc. at and on Embarcadero's Website,

The Sun ONE Studio tools for the Java platform are cross-platform compatible, enabling development on the Solaris[tm] Operating Environment, Linux, and Windows platforms.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT), is a leading provider of software solutions that enable organizations to build, optimize and manage databases and applications supporting today's critical enterprise systems. Thousands of customers, including more than 90 of the Fortune 100, rely on Embarcadero Technologies products to ensure optimal performance of the complex, multi-platform applications and systems that power their business. Embarcadero Technologies, named to the Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 for three consecutive years, is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, call 415/834-3131 or visit

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

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