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HiT Software Partners with MySQL AB to Provide Millions
of MySQL Users Effective Tools for Migrating to and Integrating
with the Most Popular Open Source Database

San Jose, California, January 13, 2005 - HiT Software, Inc., a leading developer of standards-based products for relational database access, today announced that it has joined the MySQL Partner Program to significantly increase interoperability between MySQL -- the world's most popular open source database - and other database products and applications. HiT Software brings two new product lines to the MySQL user base. The first product, DBMoto, is a data replication tool that offers a greatly reduced TCO to corporate IT managers by easily migrating and synchronizing data from leading proprietary relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2 iSeries) to MySQL. The second product, Allora, provides interoperability with any heterogeneous system or application by easily importing or exporting XML (the standard for data exchange) to and from MySQL.

Both DBMoto and Allora are products that spare developers from tedious database application programming and allow instant interoperability with MySQL at minimum cost. By leveraging intuitive graphical mapping tools, transformation wizards, well-documented APIs, scripting capability and open standards for data access, HiT Software products are aligned with the MySQL mission to provide superior data management with minimum maintenance, administration and support in an open architecture.

"We are excited about our partnership with MySQL," said Giacomo Lorenzin, CEO of HiT Software. "By offering our data replication and XML integration tools to MySQL users, we are making a commitment to provide excellent support for replication and XML integration projects within the MySQL community."

"As interest in open source databases continues to grow, there is a great need for tools like HiT Software's to help users migrate and integrate their corporate data and applications," said Mika Asikainen, partner managerfor MySQL AB. "We welcome HiT Software to our partner program so they can assist more users to attain the cost-saving and administration benefits of MySQL."

About HiT Software, Inc.

HiT Software is a leading developer of standards-based products for relational database access. HiT Software products include Allora XML-RDB run-time transformation middleware, DBMoto data replication, SQL middleware products for IBM DB2 access, and SafeConduct for secure Internet and intranet communications. Founded in 1994, HiT Software is based in San Jose, California, and is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). HiT Software products are sold and serviced worldwide by the HiT Software direct sales team, international subsidiaries, and authorized channel partners. Additional information is available at, by sending e-mail to, or by calling (408) 345-4001.

For more information, contact:

HiT Software, Inc.
Mary Petron Bottega
Tel: +1 (408) 345-4001
Fax: +1 (408) 345-4001

Steve Curry
Tel: +1 (408) 213-2807

HiT Software and Allora, DBMoto, and SafeConduct are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HiT Software Inc., and/or its affiliates. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.