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Matisse Database adds Support for Eiffel
.Net and Next Generation Object Application Developers to Benefit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and SANTA BARBARA, CA – December 10, 2001-Matisse Software Inc., developer of the Matisse object developer’s database, and Eiffel Software Inc., the market leader in Eiffel solutions for enterprise and .Net development, today announced the immediate availability of EiffelMatisse, an Eiffel interface to the Matisse database. EiffelMatisse is the result of a collaborative effort between the two companies.

The EiffelMatisse interface provides tight integration between Eiffel and Matisse, eliminating the database design learning curve and allowing developers to focus on the development of their application components. With EiffelMatisse, Eiffel developers can use the same syntax, models and classes in their Eiffel application and Matisse database.

“The EiffelMatisse interface is making it possible for us to use Eiffel and Matisse together to develop a completely real-time, international cash payment network,” said Loryn Jenkins, CTO, Standard Transactions. “EiffelMatisse provides the right platform to build the world’s most advanced, real-time cash transaction network. The significant reduction in development time is allowing us to extend our services to customers in over 120 countries around the world.”

Eiffel is a seamless object-oriented software environment designed for companies developing enterprise-class applications, including applications designed for Microsoft’s .Net platform. EiffelStudio provides an integrated object-oriented solution for software developers, from analysis and design to code generation, maintenance and reverse engineering.

The Matisse database management system (DBMS) is for object developers who want to rapidly develop and deploy object applications and Web services with a lower total cost of ownership and 24x365 reliability. The first database ever to combine native object support with server-based SQL, Matisse has been optimized for Web services and network applications including IP networks, wireless, telecommunications, broadband and industrial control.

“Matisse extends the power of Eiffel, allows Eiffel developers to bring products to market faster, and reduces the complexity of database design for Eiffel applications,” said Bertrand Meyer, CTO of Eiffel Software. “With Matisse as the underlying database and the EiffelMatisse interface, developers can finally combine the power of objects and SQL to manipulate complex application components.”

For more information, or to download the EiffelMatisse interface or the free Matisse developer version, visit To download EiffelStudio, visit

About Matisse Software
Matisse Software Inc. delivers database software and services to companies that need to rapidly and cost effectively develop and deploy scalable object applications and services. Matisse, the company’s flagship product, has been powering industrial and mission critical systems for over a decade and is deployed worldwide. Matisse is a private company.

About Eiffel Software
Founded in 1985, Eiffel Software Inc. (formerly Interactive Software Engineering, Inc.) is a leading provider of compilers and tools for the production of reliable and flexible software. Eiffel Software created and first implemented "Design by Contract," a revolutionary approach to building reusable systems. Eiffel's products and services have helped companies worldwide develop software on time and within budget in the banking, telecommunications, healthcare and the defense industry.


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