Inprise/Borland's InterBase Ships With Cobalt Networks' Next Generation Server Appliance

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: Inprise /Borland press release announces that Cobalt Networks is the first company to bundle the new open source version of InterBase. 6.0 in its RaQ. 4r Server Appliance.

Inprise/Borland's InterBase Ships With Cobalt Networks' Next Generation Server Appliance

Cobalt Networks is the First Company to Bundle the New Open Source Version of InterBase. 6.0 in its RaQ. 4r Server Appliance

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. -- July 31, 2000  Inprise /Borland (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced that InterBase. 6.0 is shipping with Cobalt Networks' (Nasdaq: COBT) RaQ. 4r, its fourth generation server appliance for Internet and application service providers. InterBase 6.0, the new open source version of Inprise/Borlands high-performance, structured query language (SQL) database, enables Cobalt RaQ 4r users to quickly and easily develop and deploy business-critical, Internet-based applications.

As a robust, scalable, open source database, InterBase is a perfect complement to Cobalts RaQ 4 products, said Mark Orr, vice-president of business development and co-founder, Cobalt Networks, Inc. With the proven performance of InterBase, Cobalt developers and customers are now able to easily and quickly appliantize their database applications, allowing them to deliver these solutions pre-configured with Cobalts server appliance platform.

InterBase, well known for its low-maintenance, enterprise-class relational database management system (RDMS), offers a powerful, reliable, easy-to-use solution for customers. As part of RaQ 4rs full suite of Internet and application services, InterBase 6.0 will help facilitate the deployment of applications and layered services over the Web.

Inprise/Borland is excited to demonstrate our commitment to an open source strategy by working with Cobalt Networks, the leading developer of server appliances, said Dale Fuller, interim president and CEO, Inprise/Borland. Including our latest version of InterBase with the Cobalt RaQ 4r server appliance allows developers to quickly and easily develop and deploy their high value applications.

About Inprise/Borland

Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Inprise/Borland) is a leading provider of Internet access infrastructure and application development tools and services for all major platforms, including Linux., Solaris and Windows.. Founded in 1983, Inprise/Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Inprise/Borland at http://www.borland.com/ , the community site at http://community.borland.com/ or call the company at (800) 632-2864.

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Certain statements in this press release include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different from expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with industry trends related to Internet service providers, application service providers and the market acceptance of Cobalts products for those uses. Investors are advised to read Cobalts Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of such risks and uncertainties as well as the other uncertainties and risks Cobalt faces.


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