Pervasive Software ANNOUNCES

University of pervasive EDUCATION SITE

Through Agreement with, Pervasive Delivers Free, On-line
Software Education at

AUSTIN, TEXAS-May 16, 2000-Pervasive Software Inc. (Nasdaq:PVSW), a leading
provider of software that delivers the freedom to create applications for
everyone, everywhere, today launched The University of Pervasive, a free,
on-line academy delivering courses taught by industry experts. Through a
relationship with, a pioneer of business-to-business
eduCommerce, The University of Pervasive offers Web developers, Web
masters, students and professionals a convenient, interactive way to learn
more about Web application development and database technologies.

The University, located at, opens for registration today
for the following courses:

Introduction to Tango 2000 – Learn to use the visual Tango 2000
interface to build Web-based applications that are linked to databases;

Introduction to XML – Learn the basic XML syntax and how to
leverage this powerful Web technology to meet your information needs;

Introduction to C++ – Master the basics of C++, including such
topics as pointers, arrays, input/output, loops and more;

Introduction to Java: Test Drive – Take a hands-on tour of Java
programming-one of the most sought-after, highly compensated skills in the

Building Your First Web Page – Learn everything you need to know to
build your very first Web page using HTML.

The University of Pervasive courses range in duration from six to eight
weeks. To enroll, visit ( or
( The University of Pervasive
plans to add additional course subjects throughout the year, including
courses on intermediate C++, Web site design and management, Web
development on Linux, application design for the mobile environment, and
introductions to HTML, e-business and Linux.

“The University of Pervasive is an excellent opportunity to interact with
developers, students and others who desire to know more about e-business
and the technologies that drive it,” said Ron Harris, president and CEO of
Pervasive Software. “The curriculum and instructors will give insight into
the real-world opportunities of taking sophisticated business applications
on-line and working with some of the best tools in the industry.”

Pervasive Software’s Tango 2000 and Pervasive.SQL 2000 products are
available for free trial downloads for students to use during the courses.
These limited-time demonstration products can be downloaded from

Current and future courses at The University of Pervasive are offered
through the services of the on-line eduCommerce specialists at The University of Pervasive gives students the flexibility
to access course materials and complete assignments at any time over the
Web and still have the structure and guidance of an instructor-led course.
Interactive sessions with instructors are available, as are an assortment
of self-assessment and study aids. notHarvard also produces for Metrowerks, TalkCity Learning Center for on-line
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“The University of Pervasive is a great example of what eduCommerce is all
about,” said Judy Bitterli, CEO of “It makes valuable
training and education-in this case for next-generation Web and e-business
applications-more accessible to developers and provides a platform for a
multi-faceted and ongoing relationship with those developers.”

About Tango 2000
Tango 2000 is a next-generation Web development environment 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

About Pervasive.SQL 2000

The Pervasive.SQL 2000 family of database products dramatically simplifies
the development and deployment of business-critical applications on the
desktop, across the Web, and in mobile, handheld and embedded devices. This
cross-platform product line delivers the performance, scalability and
development support needed to meet the challenge of creating and deploying
a new breed of e-business and wireless Web applications.

About is the eduCommerce company. Based in Austin, Texas has attracted more than $8.5 million in its first round of
financing through Austin-area venture capitalists Austin Ventures and TL
Ventures, along with private Internet angel investors. The company’s board
of directors includes Chris Pacitti, Partner in Austin Ventures, Robert
Fabbio, Managing Director of TL Ventures and Patrick McGee, Founding
Partner of The Brazos Investment Partners.

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 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 in Canada, Europe, Japan,
North Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as 70 distributors covering 80
countries. Visit Pervasive on the Web at
( or call (800) 287-4383.

Cautionary Statement

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by
words such as “may,” “plans,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates” or
“intends.” Forward-looking statements in this release about the University
of Pervasive involve the risk that Web developers, Web masters, students
and professionals will not use the University of Pervasive Web site to
learn more about Web application development and database technologies
using our software and that participants in the University of Pervasive
will not ultimately use our software for Web application development and
database technologies in the future. All forward-looking statements
included in this document are based upon information available to Pervasive
as of the date hereof, and Pervasive assumes no obligation to update any
such forward-looking statement. Investors are cautioned that actual results
could differ materially from Pervasive’s current expectations. Factors that
could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited
to, the factors and risks discussed in Pervasive’s reports filed from time
to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.