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Altova Version 2010 Release 2 Delivers Significant Speed and Performance Enhancements Across its MissionKit Product Line

NEW 64-BIT VERSION ALTOVA MISSIONKIT REDUCES LIMITATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH WORKING WITH LARGE XML FILES

BEVERLY, Mass., February 16, 2010 – Altova® ( http://www.altova.com ), creator of XMLSpy® the industry leading XML editor, today announced the availability of Version 2010 Release 2 (v2010r2) of the Altova MissionKit®, an integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools. Version 2010 Release 2 provides users with new, native 64-bit versions of all Altova MissionKit tools to take advantage of the benefits delivered by 64-bit operating systems and to reduce the limitations associated with working with files sized 100-200 MB and larger*. Other key performance optimizations present in both 32- and 64-bit product versions include faster file loading times, quicker XML Schema-based validation, and more. The release of v2010r2 also delivers powerful usability features, including support for Microsoft® SharePoint® Server in XMLSpy, support for the latest UML version, 2.3, in UModel®, support for IBM® iSeries 6.1 across all database-enabled tools, and much more.

“Many software developers are running up against the memory limitation inherent in all 32-bit applications. At the same time, XML files are getting larger and larger as organizations capture and encode more data in XML than ever before, and people are increasingly hitting the limitations of their development tools,” said Alexander Falk, President and CEO for Altova. “With the release of Version 2010r2, we’re helping to reduce the limitations development teams are facing when working with extremely large XML files. We’ve addressed this both by adding 64-bit versions of our tools, and by delivering many new performance enhancing features in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the MissionKit 2010 Release 2.”

Each of the tools available in the Altova MissionKit 2010r2 includes several new features:

A complete list of all the new features added in the Altova MissionKit 2010r2 is available at: http://www.altova.com/whatsnew.html

Release 2 of Altova Version 2010 products is a free update for any customer with an active Support and Maintenance Package (SMP). Altova SMP provides priority technical support as well as free updates to minor and major software versions released during the customer’s support period.

To download a 30-day free trial of any Altova product, visit: http://www.altova.com/download.html

For more information about 64-bit software, visit: http://www.altova.com/64-bit.html

Availability and Pricing

Version 2010 Release 2 of the Altova product line is available for purchase in the Altova Online Shop: https://shop.altova.com with prices starting at $59 (USD) per product. For optimum savings, customers can choose the Altova MissionKit, which includes up to eight Altova products for less than the price of two**. Altova recommends the purchase of its Support and Maintenance Package (SMP) with all software purchases. Learn more at: http://www.altova.com/support_package.html

About Altova

Altova® is the creator of XMLSpy® and other leading XML, database, and UML tools. A key player in the software tools industry and the leader in XML development tools, Altova is the choice of over 3 million clients worldwide, including 91 percent of the Fortune 500. An innovative, customer-focused company, Altova offers a product line that fulfills a broad spectrum of business needs for development teams in the world’s largest organizations to growing one-person shops. An active member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Object Management Group (OMG), Altova is committed to delivering standards-based, platform-independent solutions that are powerful, affordable, and easy–to-use. Founded in 1992, Altova is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts and Vienna, Austria. Visit Altova on the Web at: http://www.altova.com

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Note to Editors:

*Performance when working with very large files is dependent on available memory (to avoid swapping). Performance results based on Altova internal tests conducted on typical selection of larger XML files comparing Altova Version 2010 Release 2 products to prior versions of Altova software. Users’ actual results may vary.

**Pricing comparison is edition-specific and based on Altova MissionKit vs. two individual licenses of XMLSpy and MapForce.

Altova, MissionKit, XMLSpy, MapForce, StyleVision, UModel, DatabaseSpy, DiffDog, SchemaAgent, SemanticWorks, Authentic, and AltovaXML are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Altova GmbH in the United States and/or other countries. The names of and reference to other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.