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Tamino 3.1 XML Server – Flexible and Multifunctional



Software AG today announced the release of Tamino® 3.1 – a totally overhauled version of its XML server. Thanks to a comprehensive offering of services, the XML server can be adapted to virtually all user requirements and employed for a multitude of purposes. These services include functionality and solutions from Software AG, its partners and members of the Tamino Developer Community. They comprise XML-based access to external database systems, migration tools, schema editors, a WebDAV server and interfaces to Java-based applications. Tamino users now have an unlimited portfolio of highly scalable services at their fingertips.



Through initiatives such as UDDI and Web services, XML-based communication is becoming the universal format for data exchange. Tamino XML Server stores and processes XML data without having to convert it first. This means that Tamino is faster, more flexible and more efficient than other systems that have to convert information to XML format before they can process, output or store it. Users benefit from shorter response times and the fact that XML is a standardised data format for the Internet that is quickly gaining ground in segments like content management.



Software AG has separated the development of the core of Tamino and the extension of its functionality. This strategy allows both aspects to progress independently of each other and provides users with fast availability of new functions, while development of Tamino continues uninterrupted.



One of the most important Tamino functions that is now available to customers is the Schema Editor for writing and maintaining schemas. The editor is based on the new Tamino Schema Definition (TSD3), which was derived from the recently released W3C standard, XML Schema Definition Language (XSD). Migration tools for converting existing Tamino schemas into the new TSD3 format are included in the Tamino package.



Tamino X-Plorer is an intuitive Tamino-specific browser that has a similar look and feel to that of an Internet browser. X-Plorer offers a convenient means of creating and managing queries of data stored in Tamino.



Tamino X-Application is a flexible framework for fast and easy creation of dynamic Web applications. It enables users without any programming knowledge to link Web pages to contents that are stored in a database such as Tamino.



With Tamino WebDAV Server, Tamino XML Server can act as an Internet file system. With simple drag-and-drop technology, users can store data in Tamino via the Internet. Furthermore, Tamino WebDAV Server offers document access control mechanisms. This allows teams to work on documents in enterprise/content management systems over the Web and store them without conflict thanks to locking and authentication functions.



A further feature of Tamino XML Server 3.1 is an extensible Tamino API for Java. This service empowers developers to program new standards-based accesses (DOM2, JDOM, SAX2) to XML documents in Tamino quickly and easily. This feature complements existing Tamino APIs (DOM1-based HTTP-client APIs for Java, JScript und ActiveX).



Tamino now supports Enterprise JavaBeans technology via EJB Resource Manager and EJB API. This feature makes Tamino XML Server the ideal complement to widely used Java-based application servers like WebSphere from IBM, HPAS 8.0 from HP and WebLogic from BEA Systems and enables existing Java-based applications to store XML data persistently.



Yet another new feature of Software AG's XML server is Tamino Manager Batch Interface for automatic execution of server-side administration tasks such as starting and stopping data storage and scheduled back ups. The new and enhanced Tamino Data Loader feeds large volumes of XML data into and out of Tamino at record speeds.



Tamino XML Server will support all major operating systems for PCs, Unix and mainframes. Tamino XML Server V3.1 is now available for purchase from Software AG and its distribution partners on the following platforms: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, Advanced Server) and Sun Solaris 7.



Versions for OS/390, Linux (Intel), AIX and HP-UX will be available before the end of the year. Tamino XML Server V3.1 will be ported to Linux for IBM S/390 and released for Windows XP in the upcoming months.



about Software AG


Software AG, Darmstadt, Germany, is Europe’s largest system software provider and a major global player offering cutting edge technology for data management and electronic business. Since 1998 the company has focused its development activities on XML products for the Internet. With some 3,500 employees and representatives in over 70 countries, Software AG expects revenues of some 600 million euros in 2001. Its distribution and technology partners include market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard as well as innovative IT solutions providers like Extensibility, Softquad and Citrix. Software AG’s products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide. Some examples of these are Lufthansa, ZDF, Dresdner Bank AG, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bahn AG (German Rail), BP and VIAG Interkom. Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (MDAX, Security identification number 724264 / SOWGn.F). Software AG’s UK offices are located in Bracknell and Derby.


More information at http://www.softwareag.co.uk



For more information on Software AG, please contact:


Sam zu Verl
Solutions Marketing Manager
Software AG
Tel: 01344 403 800



Richard Bennett /Tamsin Keynton
MCC International
Tel: +44 (0)1962 888100
Fax: +44 (0)1962 888125
E-mail: richard.bennett@mccint.com
tamsin.keynton@mccint.com

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