Menlo Park, CA--September 23, 1996--Sun Microsystems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) and The Baan Co. (Menlo Park, CA) announced that Sun's JavaSoft business unit (Cupertino, CA) and Baan will jointly develop enhancements to the Java Enterprise APIs.
For the Java Enterprise APIs--part of JavaSoft's family of standard Java APIs that include specific functionality in areas such as commerce, security, and management--Baan and JavaSoft will develop an object relational mapping for Java built on JDBC, the Java API, for connectivity to industry leading database systems. These enhancements will be made part of the Java Enterprise API offerings and available to users across all Java-enabled hardware platforms. Additionally, the two companies intend to collaborate on other Java extensions for the enterprise application market.
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