Software AG rolls-out full XML software platform

Software AG has set its stall out to become the platform provider of choice as the world moves en-masse towards XML says company director, Andreas Zeitler.

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By  Rob Corder Published  November 8, 2000

Software AG has set its stall out to become the platform provider of choice as the world moves en-masse towards XML.

The company has unveiled what it describes as “a complete platform for commercial XML applications,” with its Tamino database at its core.

The platform is designed to enable high-level development of XML applications, storage and processing of XML data, as well as integration of XML data from other applications.

"With the Tamino XML Platform, we are offering our customers a complete architecture for electronic business applications based on XML." Said Andreas Zeitler, Software AG board member for sales and marketing. " Tamino is unique in its market in that it meets all needs associated with electronic business."

According to Gartner Group, today's average enterprise spends 35 to 40% of its IT budget on adapting its existing systems to cope with data exchange between different databases and applications.

The most common hurdles of efficient data exchange are incompatible data formats, isolated IT structures, and proprietary software. Gartner Group analysts believe the solution is XML, the new cutting-edge standard for data exchange on the Internet. XML considerably reduces programming effort for data exchange and at the same time, enables integration of electronic business applications.

The Tamino Platform consists of Tamino XML Database, integration tools X-Node (for linking relational data sources) and X-Bridge (for integration of XML documents from other applications), and X-Studio for development of XML-based applications.

Tamino is a native XML database that can store and process XML data without having to convert it to other formats first. As a result, response times are shorter and administration effort is lower than with other traditional database types.

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