Pervasive Changes Approach to Data and Application Integration with New Products

Flexible, scalable integration architecture maximizes data investments for mid-sized businesses and departments of large enterprises

AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 5, 2004 – Pervasive Software® Inc. (Nasdaq:PVSW), a global value leader in data infrastructure software, today announced the immediate availability of data and application integration solutions built specifically to address the integration requirements of mid-sized businesses and departments of large enterprises. Pervasive’s integration products for data infrastructure management – Pervasive Business Integrator™, Pervasive Data Integrator™ and Data Junction Migration Toolkit™ – have been developed on a single, open integration platform designed to grow and scale for diverse integration projects, providing the industry’s best combination of performance, flexibility and total cost of ownership (TCO). These products, which will form the foundation of Pervasive’s integration offering, are built on technology acquired in December 2003 from Data Junction Corporation, an industry-leading pioneer in the integration software marketplace.

“Complex and costly integration solutions available for the larger enterprise can present challenges for companies with smaller budgets and fewer IT resources,” said Ted Friedman, principal analyst at Gartner Research. “A main driver of growth in the integration market is the increasing need for efficiency and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) in data integration efforts as many enterprises look for solutions to simplify integration processes, accelerate the time to delivery and reduce the escalating costs of support.”

“Leveraging 16 years of innovation in integration technology for more than 25,000 customers, Pervasive’s integration architecture conquers the costly economics of traditional integration by providing customers with powerful, out-of-the-box integration solutions that speed time to value for projects of all sizes,” said Mike Hoskins, the former president of Data Junction and now vice president and general manager of the Integration Products Division, Pervasive Software. “Since joining Pervasive, we have tapped Pervasive’s sales and marketing expertise to develop new products that address specific integration challenges. The resulting pragmatic approach to integration solutions allows businesses to optimize their existing data investments and to accelerate operational performance.”

Pervasive Integration Architecture

Pervasive’s integration architecture provides mid-sized businesses and departments of large enterprises with the flexibility to design, deploy and manage integration solutions in one comprehensive environment. Featuring an inclusive set of easy-to-use visual design tools for developers to rapidly build and test data integration processes, irrespective of size and complexity, across hundreds of data formats and applications within and outside of the enterprise, the Pervasive solutions improve design-time efficiency and empower companies to fine-tune their integration solutions for frequently changing business needs. Industry-leading advancements in integration include an open XML-based metadata layer that obviates dependency on proprietary design environments and a deployment platform that can easily grow and scale for projects of all sizes across Windows, Linux, SUN Solaris, HP-UX and IBM AIX.

“ACS’ Government Systems Group develops technology solutions for the justice community across the United States and around the world. Our ability to deploy Pervasive’s integration solutions for each engagement is critical to keeping a court’s systems up and running during data conversions,” said Dan Goodwin, advisory court consultant, ACS, Inc. “Due to the solutions’ flexibility and low total cost of ownership, ACS is currently looking to expand the use of Pervasive’s design tools to streamline processes and eliminate system downtime.”

To provide customers with confidence in the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the critical information upon which their success depends, Pervasive technology can integrate and leverage data across various industry trade standards and mandates, and across strategic analytic and enterprise applications including customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning and supply chain management.

“With more than 9,000 customers and 130,000 subscribers worldwide, salesforce.com is the undisputed leader in on demand CRM services,” said Peter Gassner, senior vice president and general manager of the sforce products group at salesforce.com. “Well suited to work with our Web services model, Pervasive’s integration technology provides our customers with an affordable, world-class solution necessary for IT organizations to meet their CRM integration challenges in record time and with record success.”

Pervasive Integration Products Connectivity to business systems and processes, flexibility to shape solutions that meet business needs, integration management, scalability for growth and an open architecture equate to high-value, low-TCO integration solutions for the mid-market.

  • Pervasive Business Integrator -- integrates multiple applications within or across organizations for real-time, event-driven business integration and features:

    -- Graphical process flow design tools for creation of complex, multi-step integration workflows

    -- Readily embeddable integration engines with small footprint for third-party applications

    -- Document schema design tools that simplify the design and use of standards-based message schema including EDI, FIX, SWIFT, EDIFACT, HL7, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and many XML-based standards

    -- Seamless support for MQ Series, MSMQ and any JMS compliant queue

  • Pervasive Data Integrator -- aggregates and integrates data quickly and cost-effectively for high-volume, continuous processing and includes:

    -- More than 150 direct data connectors for introspection and integration of most data sources and targets

    -- Visual mapping tools for creating sophisticated data transformations in a reusable, component-based integration design

    -- Symmetric multi-processing (SMP) support for scaling large data load processing across multiple central processing units (CPUs)

    -- Key capabilities for effectively dealing with large data warehousing projects including metadata repository management, smart data insert technology and high-performance parallel processing

  • Data Junction Migration Toolkit -- provides a simple, flexible and cost-effective way to migrate data between old and new applications or data stores and features:

    -- Native connectivity to more than 80 different types of data sources and targets, which reduces the time a developer needs to understand data structures, helps eliminate time to custom-develop connectivity and provides the highest processing performance during the migration itself

    -- Easy-to-use visual mapping tools that enable users to quickly map and transform data from source to target and to create structure for data lacking defined schemas

Product Availability

Pervasive software for data and business integration is available today. Pricing for the Pervasive Business Integrator and the Pervasive Data Integrator starts at $10,000 - $20,000 (based on configuration) and scales upward depending on integration need. The Data Junction Migration Toolkit for simple, cost-effective migration needs is available for $1,999 and may be ordered through the Pervasive Web site. For additional product information and trial downloads, visit http://www.pervasive.com.

See related news release from Pervasive at http://www.pervasive.com/integrationstrategy.

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive Software is a global value leader in data infrastructure software. The company’s award-winning products enable customers to manage, integrate, analyze and secure their critical data, providing the industry’s best combination of performance, reliability and cost. Pervasive’s strength is evidenced by the size and diversity of its customer base, serving tens of thousands of customers in virtually every industry market around the world. With headquarters in Austin, Texas, Pervasive was founded in 1994 and sells its products into more than 150 countries. More information may be found at http://www.pervasive.com.

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,” “estimates” or “intends.” 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 the risk that the data infrastructure software does not achieve market acceptance, that the future plans with respect to the data infrastructure software do not materialize and the factors and risks discussed in Pervasive’s reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, the risk that Pervasive may face problems in connection with license arrangements, the risk that Pervasive may face problems in connection with product line expansion, the risk that Pervasive depends on third-party technology in its products, and the risk that current revenues are substantially dependent upon continued market acceptance of and revenues from the company’s data infrastructure products.