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OpalSoft becomes a Versant Ignite partner

San Jose, Calif., March 2, 2000 -- OpalSoft , a Silicon Valley based IT service provider today announced that it had become one of the first Ignite partners.

The Versant Ignite is a starter program for e-business application developers and consulting partners. The program provides customers of Versant application server partners, that today include IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic, the capability to persist Java objects, enhance performance and ensure transactional integrity in the middle-tier of a large-scale e-business application with the Versant enJin family of products.


"Versant Ignite builds on our commitment to provide comprehensive solutions for object management in the application server environment," said Christine Caldwell, VP of Marketing, Versant Corporation. "Many new e-business applications require a level of scalability, persistent caching and performance that only Versant can provide in conjunction with its application server partners. Versant Ignite is geared for the large-scale e-business application developer and customers can feel comfortable that there is an easy-to-use starter kit along with certified consultants to speed the design and implementation of the application."

Versant Ignite is a two-pronged program, consisting of the developer starter kit as well as a partner program. Consulting partners are required to be certified on Versant technologies and methodologies before being able to participate in the Ignite Program.

OpalSoft is headquartered in San Jose, California with consultants providing a full range of consulting services throughout North America. OpalSoft has established itself as a premier provider of Java, EJB and XML solutions for customers in e-commerce, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management). Additionally, OpalSoft has technical expertise in EDI, C++ and Data Warehousing technologies, ERP(SAP R/3). "Many of our customers require object persistence solutions that are scalable and highly performant," said OP Choudhary, CEO, OpalSoft . "We are pleased to be able to offer Versant products and technologies as part of our focus on e-commerce and e-business."

About Versant Corporation
Versant Corporation is the leader in providing object management solutions for e-business applications. Versant object-based solutions are used across a broad range of industries including telecommunications, financial services, health care, transportation and Internet infrastructure. The Versant ODBMS and its related products offer distributed enterprises large-scale reliability, scalability and performance.

Versant customers include ADC Telecommunications, AT&T, Alcatel Network Systems, Banque Nationale de Paris, British Telecommunications plc., Broadsoft, CalFP, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chicago Stock Exchange, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, DSET, EDS, Fleet Bank, GTE Data Systems, Hitachi Telecom, HNC Software, Lucent, National Westminster Bank, Northern Telecom, Object Stream, Sabre Decision Technologies, Samsung, Siemens, Sprint, Schweizerische Mobiliar Versicherung, Texaco, TRW, and MCI WorldCom. Versant is headquartered in Fremont, California. Additional information about Versant and its products may be obtained by phone at 510-789-1500 or via the the World Wide Web at


About Opalsoft
OpalSoft, Inc. is a software development and services consulting company, focused on the e- Business integration market. The company was founded in 1997, and is headquartered in San Jose, California. OpalSoft works with the leading technology companies nationwide and provides its Fortune 500 clients with systems integration and consulting services in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-Business, data warehousing & Business Intelligence Applications. OpalSoft clients include Broadbase software, CISCO, GE Global Exchange Services, Hewlett Packard, Icarian, Kaiser Permanente, LabCorp, Telesynergy, and Visa, just to name a few. Its technology expertise includes XML, Java, and ODBMS technologies as well as traditional EAI. For more information, visit or call 408-267-2211.

Press contacts OpalSoft, Inc. Sharad Sharma,, (408) 267-2211

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