SOURCE: Stylus Studio

October 30, 2006 17:12 ET

Upgrade Altova XMLSpy and MapForce to Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite

Stylus Studio Offers Altova Customers an Upgrade Path to Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite at Reduced Prices

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), a leading provider of XML tools and components for advanced data integration, is offering a competitive program that allows Altova customers to upgrade to its Stylus Studio® products for a reduced price.

Paid customers of Altova products can trade in their old licenses and upgrade to the new Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product for just $350 (USD) or to the 2007 XML Professional Suite product for just $250 (USD).

The specially priced upgrade to Stylus Studio 2007 products is being offered to customers who purchased Altova XMLSpy 2006 or 2005 (Professional or Enterprise Editions), Altova MapForce 2006 or 2005 (Professional or Enterprise Editions) or Altova XML Suite 2006 or 2005 (Professional or Enterprise Editions) or other XML tools, on or before October 1, 2006.

"We know that once you compare the leading edge and powerful features, flexibility and price of the Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product, you will agree that by switching to Stylus Studio products you will get a lot more for a lot less. Don't miss out on this special offering! Download a free evaluation copy today and compare," said Robert Evelyn, DataDirect VP Strategy and General Manager XML Products Group.

Three Reasons to Upgrade to Stylus Studio® 2007 XML Enterprise Suite:

1. Powerful New Features - The Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product features all-new XML Pipeline editor, XML Publishing tools and so much more.

2. Support for Scalable Deployment Components - The Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Edition product features seamless integration with truly scalable deployment components including powerful development tools and code generation support for the DataDirect XQuery 2.0 product, Stylus Studio XML deployment adapters and other industry-leading XML processing components.

3. Value Pricing - The Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product is now available for just $595; Eligible customers can now upgrade to the Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Edition product for only $350. These value prices can result in significant cost savings.

Offer Details: Qualifying customers of competing XML tools can upgrade online to the Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite product upon verification of proof of purchase -- see website for complete offer details. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, and expires November 30, 2006.

About Stylus Studio®

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE, providing a comprehensive suite of advanced XML tools and scalable deployment components for working with XML, XSLT, XQuery, XML Schema, EDI, legacy data integration, XML Pipeline, XML mapping, XML Publishing, Web services and more. Used by leading software developers worldwide, Stylus Studio products simplify XML programming and enhance developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit: http://www.stylusstudio.com.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation. For more information, visit www.datadirect.com.

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