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Command Prompt Announces Strategic MARKETING Partnership with Covalent Technologies

Posted on May 17, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Command Prompt

Joshua D. Drake, 503-667-4564

jd@commandprompt.com

Covalent

Charlie Purdom, 925-974-9900 x17

cpurdom@covalent.com

Command Prompt Announces Strategic MARKETING Partnership with Covalent Technologies

Covalent to bundle driver and recommend Command Prompt’s PostgreSQL offerings to help customers insure

database scalability, security, reliability, performance, and high availability across the enterprise.

GRESHAM, OR – May 17, 2006 -- Command Prompt, the leading provider of enterprise enabling PostgreSQL database solutions, today announced a strategic marketing partnership with Covalent Technologies. Under terms of the partnership, Covalent, the most trusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions, will bundle the JDBC driver for PostgreSQL with the next release of the company’s Enterprise Ready Server (ERS), the most popular open source infrastructure framework used by Fortune 500 companies. Covalent will also recommend Command Prompt’s PostgreSQL offerings and certify that PostgreSQL, the most popular enterprise-class open source relational database, is “enterprise ready” and will work seamlessly with ERS.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Covalent Technologies, a long-time open source pioneer and well respected member of the open source community,” stated Joshua Drake, President of Command Prompt. “Having each been in business for 9+ years now, we are both part of an elite group of open source companies that have the depth of expertise, breadth of experience, and the time-tested maturity to be able to solve the critical challenges of today’s enterprise-class customers. Whether new to PostgreSQL and open source databases, or an active open source committer/contributor, this partnership will deliver great value to the enterprise.”

“Our enterprise-class customers want the ability to leverage “best in breed” open source components for deployment and development.” noted Mark Brewer, CEO of Covalent Technologies. "Providing PostgreSQL support will be another step in our continued dedication to making enterprise production environments more safe and secure, and application development more efficient. Partnering with Command Prompt helps Covalent ensure the highest quality of support across the enterprise by enabling us to focus on areas that we know best, while leveraging partners who are proven experts in what they know best.”

About Covalent Technologies


Founded in 1998, Covalent Technologies is the most trusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions. The leading provider of products and services for the Apache Tomcat Application Server, Apache Axis Web Services Framework, and Apache HTTP, the world’s leading Web server, Covalent is one of the few sources for full commercial support for Apache, Tomcat, and Axis on a global basis. Covalent has been the trusted source that Fortune 1000 enterprises turn to when migrating to open source and when deploying new open source initiatives. Covalent currently supports more than 50% of Fortune 500 and 70% of Fortune 100 companies. Customers include, among others: SBC, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Johnson & Johnson, British Telecom, Fidelity Investments, NASA, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, General Electric, and Bear Stearns. Covalent has assembled the deepest talent pool of Apache experts in the industry and is proud to be one of the most distinguished supporters of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the dominant community for usable open source, and the open source community in general. For more information, visit www.covalent.com.

About Command Prompt


Since 1997, Command Prompt has been a trusted solutions provider to some of the most successful businesses and demanding government agencies. Our reference customers include: ADP, Canadian Broadcasting Company, NOAA, New York Post, and Macrovision. We are active contributors and well respected members of the PostgreSQL and Open Source communities in general.

Our products including Mammoth PostgreSQL, the only database replication solution for PostgreSQL that is enterprise ready, commercially supported, and fully integrated. Command Prompt also offers services to support the full range of businesses needs, including: systems integration, custom development, remote systems management & maintenance, training, and technical support.

To learn more about how you can better harness the power of PostgreSQL and Open Source database infrastructure for cost and performance gains, please visit www.commandprompt.com.

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