VNU Net: Software AG turns XML server sights to Internet

“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
, Sun Solaris and the mainframe, in the coming

“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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