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Tamino Module Simplifies XML Support For Forte For Java Software Developers


Bracknell, UK, 9 January, 2002 – Software AG, Europe’s largest system software company, announced today that it has joined the thriving community of integrators building extensions to Sun Microsystems’ Forte™ for Java™ Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Sun Microsystems and Software AG have executed a Joint Marketing Agreement, whereby Software AG’s Tamino™ XML Server will be provided to the Forte for Java IDE developer community as a quick and easy way to XML-enable enterprise solutions.

Recognising developers’ needs for XML support and functionality, the combination of the Tamino XML Server and the Forte for Java IDE offers fast and easy development of Web enabled/XML enabled enterprise applications. Developers and end users alike are now able to enjoy a shorter time to market for mission critical solutions. This has been accomplished through the tight integration of Tamino XML Server’s native storage and query functionalities within the Forte for Java IDE. Tamino XML Server provides optimised storage, maintenance, publishing and exchange of XML documents.

Software AG has provided graphical user interfaces and APIs (application programming interfaces) to accelerate and ease the integration of XML-based applications with applications developed using the Forte for Java product.

For more information, go to http://www.sagalliance.com/sag_sun

“We are pleased to have a growing relationship with Sun Microsystems, and see the Forte for Java IDE platform becoming the console through which developers and end users can utilise the growing world of Independent Software Vendors’ modules for building Enterprise Solutions,” said Geoff Cooke, UK and Ireland Country Manager, Software AG.

“The Tamino XML Server's provision of XML services provides important benefits to developers and end-users alike,” states Arthur Gould, Manager of Business Development, Developer Web Services, Sun Microsystems. “Integrated support of publishing and maintaining XML documents enables Forte for Java developers to deliver enterprise-class applications that support the vision of Sun ONE.”


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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