OpenLink Releases Open Source ODBC and JDBC Driver Benchmark Utilities

OpenLink Simplifies Data Access Driver and Database Engine Benchmarking

Burlington, MA, March 3, 2003 – OpenLink Software, Inc., a leading provider
of Universal Data Access and Enterprise Information Integration middleware,
announces the release of OpenLink ODBC Bench and OpenLink JDBC Bench under
the GPL Open Source license.

These cross platform, Open Source benchmarking utilities enable users to
produce their own local empirical data for objective comparison and
analysis of the performance and scalability of ODBC and JDBC Drivers,
underlying database engines, and host operating systems. Each utility
enables concurrent single- and multi-threaded benchmarks across chosen
Drivers, with a real-time visualization of the entire benchmark run. All
benchmark results can be saved to an ODBC or JDBC compliant database of
choice and/or an XML file. In addition, thanks to the Open Source release,
Benchmark methods may be examined directly, and any additional benchmarks
may be added to these tools.

Both products are available for immediate download and use on Windows=AE,
Mac=AE OS X, Linux=AE, and UNIX=AE (Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Compaq True64, Free=
and others). “These benchmark tools enable anyone to produce empirical
performance data, on an objective basis, en route to determining the
preferred combination of drivers, databases, and operating systems that
best suits their needs,” said Kingsley Idehen, President & CEO of OpenLink
Software. “Obtaining objective performance figures for standards-based data
access drivers has been difficult at best to date, and to a significant
degree, this difficulty has compromised the fundamental importance of
standards compliance in this realm. Our willingness to invest significant
time and resources in the production of these tools, and then deliver them
in Open Source format under the GPL license, demonstrates our continued
leadership in this market segment,” he added.

OpenLink ODBC Bench and OpenLink JDBC Bench are now available for download
from OpenLink’s web site at: ( You can also
view live demonstrations of how to use these utilities at:

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held company with offices in the U.S.A.,
United Kingdom, France, Nigeria, and Malaysia. It is a leading provider of
universal data access and data integration middleware products that cover a
wide variety of industry standards and protocols. Additional information
about OpenLink Software can be obtained from the company’s home page at: