DataDirect Technologies Launches Developer Portal

Online community-based resource enables best practices And helps developers to deliver better applications more quickly

ROCKVILLE, Md. - April 26, 2004 - DataDirect Technologies, provider of components for connecting software to data, today announced the launch of its online Developer Center. A portal for developers worldwide who use data connectivity components from DataDirect Technologies, the interactive Web destination allows users to access technical information and exchange insight with their peers through forums, forming a personalized community for knowledge sharing. The Developer Center is available on the Web at

Developers at independent software vendors (ISVs) and in corporate IT departments deploy components from DataDirect Technologies for their data access needs. For example, by integrating DataDirect Technologies' components into their applications, ISVs are assured of having the most reliable connection to their data across any application, database or platform, enabling them to build better-performing, more interoperable products. Similarly, using solutions from DataDirect Technologies, developers in corporate IT departments are able to simplify sophisticated data connectivity requirements to create custom software applications that support the latest database versions, standards and features.

"Thousands of ISVs and major corporations - including more than 250 top software companies and over 90 percent of the Fortune 100 - depend on DataDirect Technologies for reliable, scalable and high-performance data connectivity," said Charles Gold, senior director of product marketing and communications for DataDirect Technologies. "As part of our commitment to supporting all levels of our customer base, we designed the Developer Center to serve as an essential resource and central repository of information for the software developers who work with our products every day."

The Developer Center offers in-depth product analysis; technical articles; interactive forums to share ideas, tips and tricks; and information on upcoming events and Webcasts. In addition, the site provides developers with the latest technical information on DataDirect Technologies' data connectivity products and related standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC and ADO.NET, as well as cutting-edge SQL/XML query technologies. In conjunction with its award-winning technical support program, the Developer Center furthers DataDirect Technologies' dedication to exceeding the needs of its customers through exceptional service.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is focused on data access, enabling software developers at both packaged software vendors and in corporate IT departments to create better applications faster. For more information, visit