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Quick Takes: Software AG unveils new XML server

In this edition of Quick Takes, Software AG announces its latest version of Tamino XML Server, Ashnasoft releases a new Java Messaging Server (JMS) and Step 9 announces a Web services integration product for service providers.

Software AG unveils new XML server

Software AG Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of European software maker Software AG, has announced the availability of its Tamino XML Server Version 3.1. The newest release of Tamino includes improved functionality, support and development that includes XML-based access to external database systems, migration tools, schema editors, a WebDAV server and interfaces to Java-based applications.

Tamino XML Server stores and processes XML data -- the format for data exchange using Web services -- without having to convert the data. This means that Tamino is faster, more flexible and more efficient than other systems that have to continually deconstruct and reconstruct XML before they can process, output or store it. Tamino users benefit from shorter response times and the fact that XML is an accepted standardized data format for the Internet.

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Ashnasoft announces new JMS server

Ashnasoft Corp., based in Freemont, Calif., has announced the immediate availability of AshnaMQ 2.0, the newest release of its Java Message Service (JMS) server. New version 2.0 boosts performance, provides a command line interface and comes with a more useable monitoring console. It is available on J2EE, J2SE and J2ME (mobile devices).

The AshnaMQ 2.0, evaluation product, along with documentation and samples, is available for immediate download.

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Syndeos, DRT team up on Web application deployment tool

Data synchronization firm Syndeos Group, based in Celebration, Fla., has announced an agreement with Data Relational Technologies of Winter Springs, Fla., to jointly market DRT's SpawnWare technology and jointly develop new technology with Syndeos' EcoSync and Collaborative Area Network technology.

The first product from the duo, Spawn RAPID, enables developers using Oracle databases -- including the Oracle 9i Database -- to rapidly prototype and deploy Web-enabled applications. Spawn Rapid will be available for sale February 14th.

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Step 9 announces Web services integration for service providers

Step 9 Software Corp., based in Fairfax, Va., has announced the availability of XML-based Web services for its core product, iCustomer SDX, its service delivery management platform that tracks customers, products and processes through the service delivery lifecycle.

ICustomer SDX Web services allow service providers to rapidly integrate third party applications with iCustomer SDX, allowing them to expand product offerings and better support customer requirements for competitive differentiation.

Using an XML-based Web services paradigm to read from and write data to the iCustomer SDX application, developers can assemble new applications from both existing and new code, regardless of the platform, development language or object model.

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