Jesse Odell
The Ford Odell Group

NeoLogic Augments Capabilities and Accessibility
of Object Database Technology

–NeoAccess 5.0 brings added performance, capabilities
and full support for the latest releases of
all major compilers and development frameworks

BERKELEY, CA — March 4, 1997 — NeoLogic Systems, Inc., a leading
provider of object-oriented database technology, today announced the
release of NeoAccess 5.0, a significant enhancement to the company’s
cross-platform, object database management system. Featuring added
support for large databases (over four gigabytes) and expanded schema
evolution support, NeoAccess 5.0 simplifies the development of
sophisticated applications for a broad range of professional developers.
NeoAccess 5.0 includes full support for the latest releases of all major
compilers and application frameworks. It ships with full C++ source code
to provide maximum flexibility for both commercial and corporate
developers. NeoAccess 5.0 is available today for Windows, Macintosh and
UNIX platforms.

“Software developers who want to build complex applications while
optimizing performance and memory usage should evaluate NeoAccess 5.0,”
said NeoLogic President Bob Krause. “Just as application frameworks are
used to construct application front-ends, NeoAccess offers developers
the back-end technology to drive these sophisticated applications.
Because it includes full source code, developers using NeoAccess have
complete control over their projects.”

NeoAccess reduces development time and costs for commercial and
corporate application developers by offering extremely fast storage and
management of database objects in an easy-to-use class library.
NeoAccess supports all major compilers and application frameworks
including Borland’s OWL, Microsoft’s Foundation Classes and MetroWerks’
Powerplant. NeoAccess can even be used in custom development
environments including embedded systems development. Applications built
with NeoAccess take advantage of its powerful caching system which keeps
objects in memory, even after being disposed of by the application.

“Our customers continually impress us with the elegance and level of
complexity of the applications they build with NeoAccess,” said Krause.
“We are seeing some excellent, ground-breaking applications out there.
It delights us to know that NeoAccess is behind them.”

NeoAccess has been used as the backend database infrastructure for such
applications as ClickWorks by Scitex Corporation, NetObjects’ Fusion by
NetObjects and the mail and newsgroup components in Communicator by

Said NetObjects Vice President of Engineering Martin Frid-Nielsen,
“NeoAccess’ small memory footprint and ability to search rapidly through
vast amounts of data, along with its well developed programming
interface, was instrumental in the rapid development of NetObjects

Significant New Features of the NeoAccess 5.0 Release

*Support for databases larger than 4GB.

*Template-based swizzler classes which reduce the need for casting and
ease object reference counting issues.

*Expanded schema evolution support with less application developer

*Expanded and improved documentation.

*Support for collections which are not b-tree based.

*Full support for the latest version of all major compilers and
application frameworks.

*Significant performance improvements in most environments.

Pricing and Availability

NeoAccess 5.0 single developer toolkits begin at $749 per developer.
Site licenses, as well as educational and volume discounts are also
available. A free evaluation copy of NeoAccess 5.0 sample applications
and source code can be obtained via the NeoLogic corporate web site
( NeoAccess 5.0 is available now in Windows, Macintosh
and UNIX versions.

About NeoLogic

Formed in 1987, NeoLogic Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of
)object-oriented technology. With NeoAccess, NeoLogic provides an object
database engine used in the construction of sophisticated applications
for all major platforms, including Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. NeoShare
is the latest addition to the NeoLogic continuum of object-oriented
development tools. It extends NeoAccess by providing developers with a
feature-rich framework for distributing and managing objects across
collaborative computing environments. From commercial software
developers to in-house custom application specialists, customers
worldwide have successfully used NeoLogic object-oriented tools for
thousands of advanced software applications. NeoAccess and NeoShare are
affordable core technologies for the professional developer. NeoLogic
customers include Netscape, America Online, NetObjects, Broderbund and
Corel, among others. NeoLogic Systems, Inc. is located in Berkeley,
California. Additional information about NeoLogic and its products may
be obtained via the web at:

NeoLogic, NeoAccess and NeoShare are trademarks of NeoLogic Systems,
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.