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VNU Net: Software AG turns XML server sights to Internet

Nov 12, 1999, 00:41 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Howells)

"Software AG is confident its XML server Tamino will be used to push information to a host of consumer devices with Internet access, but unlike rival Oracle it has no plans to go into the hardware business."

"...Chris Horak, vice president of corporate marketing for Software AG, explained... 'I'd liken XML to desktop publishing. Fifteen years ago it was a long process to set up and print a document. With desktop processing it's fast, and XML will do the same for the Web.' "

"Software AG's Tamino, which it claims is the first and fastest information server for XML, is currently available only on Windows NT. 'We went with NT first because it's a cheap development platform,' explained Horak. The company plans, however, to introduce it on numerous other platforms, including Linux, Sun Solaris and the mainframe, in the coming months."

"Software AG also confirmed it is looking closely at the emerging games console platforms, given the huge success of Sega's Dreamcast which comes with Internet access."

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