Pervasive Software(r) Introduces Tango(tm) 2000 Application Server for Linux

Combination of Web Application Server and Integrated Database Enables
Developers to Deploy Tango 2000-Based Web and E-Business Applications in
Linux Environment

AUSTIN, TEXAS-December 28, 1999-Pervasive Software Inc. (Nasdaq:PVSW), a
leading provider of software that delivers the freedom to create
applications for everyone, everywhere, today introduced its Tango(tm) 2000
Application Server for the open-source Linux environment. Versions of this
Web application server product for Red Hat Linux, Caldera OpenLinux and
SuSE Linux are expected to be available for shipment before the end of the

Pervasive entered the Linux market in October 1999 when it shipped
Pervasive.SQL Server for Linux. The scalable, reliable Pervasive.SQL 2000
database engine is included in the Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux,
providing developers with a low-cost, zero-administration and robust
deployment solution for Web and e-business applications. In addition to
integrating with Pervasive.SQL 2000, the Tango 2000 Application Server can
connect directly to Oracle, as well as to other leading databases through
ODBC drivers, even if the databases reside on different platforms. Indirect
access to most other databases is also enabled through Java.

“Today’s announcement for the Linux environment further solidifies Tango
2000’s leadership position as one of the most portable of all Web
application servers,” said Greg Hemstreet, general manager of Pervasive’s
Tango business unit. “Multi-platform support is a hallmark of Tango 2000.
The cross-platform Tango Development Studio allows Web developers to
quickly create Web applications on Windows or Mac OS, and then deploy those
applications in any combination of operating environments, including
Windows NT, Sun Solaris, Mac OS and now three of the leading distributions
of Linux, without having to recompile code. In short, Tango 2000’s
unparalleled multi-platform support gives Web developers the flexibility
they need to speed applications to market on their OS platforms of choice.”

“We’ve developed high-end Tango-enabled sites for more than four years,
including sites based on Pervasive’s Tango 2000 Application Server for
Solaris. With the release of Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux,
Pervasive has delivered a great product that will meet the needs of an even
broader segment of clients,” said Rick Smith, executive producer of Dragon
Street Pictures (, a Dallas-based Web development
group that creates sites and Web-based applications for
business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients. “With Tango, we can
serve our clients’ solutions on almost any platform-Unix, Windows NT, Mac
OS and now Linux. This flexibility is unique to Tango 2000. Plus, Tango’s
rapid development environment is powerful and easy to use. Thank you,

The robust Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux scales from small
business to large enterprise applications, and the server architecture
supports multi-platform clustering and failover capability. The product
also includes self-monitoring tools to support server reliability and

The Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux is Pervasive’s Web
infrastructure solution for the rapidly growing Linux market. According to
International Data Corp. (IDC), commercial shipments of Linux will grow
faster than the total shipments of all other client or server operating
systems through 2003. IDC also reports that Linux was the fastest-growing
server OS in 1998, growing more than 212 percent in that year alone and
capturing more than 17 percent of all server OS shipments. As noted in a
recent survey by Internet researchers NetCraft, Inc., the open-source,
Linux-based Apache Web server runs 55 percent of the Internet’s Web sites,
outdistancing its closest competitor by more than 30 percent. According to
IDC, Linux boasts more than 10 million users worldwide.

Pricing and Availability

Pervasive is taking orders now for the Tango 2000 Application Server for
Linux. Versions are available for Red Hat Linux 5.2 and higher, Caldera
OpenLinux 2.2 and higher, and SuSE Linux 6.1 and higher. U.S. pricing
ranges from $1295 for the Small Business Edition to $25,000 for the
Corporate Edition for an entire cluster. For more information about the
Tango 2000 Application Server for Linux, to download a trial copy of this
product, or to obtain pricing for Solaris, Windows NT and Macintosh
versions, please visit the company Web site at or call
Pervasive at (800) 287-4383.

About Tango 2000

Tango 2000 is a next-generation development studio that dramatically
improves the time to market to develop and deploy critical e-business
applications. With Tango 2000, developers can create and deploy the
dynamic, database-driven Web applications today’s customers require -and do
so quickly, cost-effectively and with remarkable flexibility. Because it
combines sophisticated yet easy-to-use technology with an open, extensible
architecture, Tango 2000 provides best-of-breed Web development
capabilities for Webmasters, professional developers and non-professionals
alike. The Tango Development Studio is one of the most efficient visual
programming environments available for designing, building and testing Web
applications, enabling developers to represent business logic visually. The
Tango Application Server enables scalable cross-platform deployment on
today’s most widely used platforms (Linux, Solaris, Windows NT and
Macintosh). Tango 2000 includes a copy of the Pervasive.SQL database,
robust reporting functionality and full support for leading databases and
industry standards such as JavaBeans, JavaScript, COM objects, ODBC, HTML,
XML, SQL, HTTP and CGI, among others.

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive Software Inc. (Nasdaq:PVSW) delivers the freedom to create
applications for everyone, everywhere. The company’s innovative software
powers the next generation of pervasive computing, enabling e-business
applications to reach beyond the desktop and easily share information
across everything from handheld devices and smart cards to information
appliances and the Internet. A channel of more than 10,000 independent
software vendors (ISVs), developers, value-added resellers (VARs) and
partners builds, distributes and manages thousands of Pervasive-based
applications on computing platforms across many corporate, mainstream and
vertical markets. Based in Austin, Texas, Pervasive has offices and
partners in Canada, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and more than 70
distributors covering 80 countries. Visit Pervasive on the Web at or via phone at (800) 287-4383.