Oracle and Wallop Software Offer Comprehensive Web Application Development and Deployment Platform for the Web

Oracle Selects Wallop Build-IT to Bundle with Oracle Application Server 4.0

REDWOOD SHORES, CA, January 27, 1998 � Oracle Corp. and Wallop Software today announced their agreement to allow Oracle to bundle Wallop Build-IT for the Enterprise v2.5, the industry's first collaborative workbench for building and maintaining Web sites, with Oracle Application Server 4.0, currently in beta. The product bundle will give customers a powerful, end-to-end solution offering a collaborative means for creating Web components, building them into cohesive applications, deploying them effortlessly, and providing reliability over time.

As Web applications have grown more complex, the Web teams required to build them have become very diverse, while authoring tools have become more numerous. This has created a need for both a robust application server and a collaborative workbench � an environment that enables Web teams to assemble diverse components into complete, dynamic applications and ensures their reliability. The Oracle Application Server, in combination with Wallop Build-IT addresses this need.

Under the terms of the agreement, Oracle may bundle a fully functional, one user license of Wallop Build-IT for the Enterprise v2.5 for Windows 95/NT with the Oracle Application Server 4.0. The Oracle Application Server 4.0, currently in beta, is planned for shipment during the first quarter of 1998. The beta version of Oracle Application Server 4.0 and additional information will be available for download at (URL)

"Oracle Application Server 4.0 combined with Wallop Build-IT will offer Web assembly teams a simplified path for building and maintaining applications that may contain thousands of components," said Rod Butters, vice president of Application Server Product and Program Management at Oracle. "Web-based applications represent the next generation of development � using collections of business objects to solve real problems � and the combination of Oracle and Wallop gives developers enhanced team productivity, and greater control over the Web application development process."

"The Oracle Application Server 4.0 is an excellent platform for deploying Web-based business applications ," said Robert C. Bolt, chief executive officer of Wallop Software, Inc. "With the addition of Wallop Build-IT, development teams can meet the heavy demands placed on them to get applications to market quickly. Customers will benefit from this product bundle immediately as a result of more effective collaboration during the development process."

Oracle Application Server
Oracle Application Server 4.0, currently in beta, is Oracle's strategic software platform for deploying business critical, thin-client applications with superior scalability, reliability and manageability. Building on the award-winning version 3.0, Oracle Application Server 4.0 will enable organizations to deploy and manage applications on professionally managed servers, rather than on hundreds or thousands of desktop PCs. As a general-purpose application server, Version 4.0 is slated to support all network clients, including PCs and Network Computers, serving as a universal point of access to any database, application or legacy system. Oracle Application Server 4.0 will integrate the latest industry-standard technologies and distributed object component models, including CORBA 2.0, Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP).

New Java features will make the server 100-percent Java programmable, allowing Java developers to easily program new applications or components in Java, then deploy them within the Oracle Application Server for operation across any operating system or Web server platform. Other new features in Oracle Application Server 4.0 are expected to include enhanced transaction capabilities, improved Windows NT integration and enhanced server management features.

Wallop Build-IT
Wallop Build-IT is the industry's first collaborative workbench for building and maintaining Web sites and applications. It addresses the challenges that organizations building Web-based business applications face such as handling thousands of diverse components, a variety of unrelated authoring tools, frequent changes to functionality and content, and diverse development teams. Wallop Build-IT allows organizations to proactively manage the integrity of their sites, greatly reducing the manual administration burden associated with site maintenance.

It provides the entire Web team with a wide variety of unique benefits, such as:

Wallop Alliance Organization
To enhance the marketing momentum behind the agreement, Oracle recently joined the Wallop Alliance Organization (WAO) announced in September 1997. The program is designed to provide marketing and technical support to vendors that are integrating with the Wallop Build-IT Web application assembly platform. Other members of the WAO program include: Allaire, Informix Software, INTERSOLV, Interwoven, Mortice Kern Systems (MKS), NetDynamics, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, and Symantec.

Wallop Software, Inc.
Wallop Software, Inc. is the leader in web application assembly whose mission is to provide products and services specifically designed to meet the specialized needs of corporate teams building web applications. The Wallop Build-IT family of products—Wallop Build-IT for the Enterprise and Wallop Build-IT for Business Users—is a revolutionary web application assembly environment that enables multi-disciplinary teams to collaboratively build, deploy, and maintain highly reliable web-based business applications. Founded in 1995, Wallop Software is headquartered at 1155 Triton Drive, Foster City, CA 94404. Wallop's home page is located at

Oracle Corporation
Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest software company. With annual revenues of more than $6.3 billion, the company offers its database, application server, tools and application products along with related consulting, education and support services, in more than 140 countries around the world. For more information about Oracle, call 650/506-7000. Oracle's World Wide Web address is (URL)


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