Since I was researching Software AG anyway, I took the opportunity to ask about Software AG’s native XML DBMS Tamino, which certainly has some fans. Jim Fowler, Software AG’s Director of Market Development, Enterprise Transaction Systems, was kind enough to write up the following for me:
As you know, when Tamino was released in the late 1990s it was one of the first – if not the first – commercially available native XML database. We now have several hundred Tamino customers worldwide, and Software AG is fully committed to supporting our customers.
At the same time, we recognize that XML has matured and evolved in many different directions during the past decade; the technology underlying XML data management has progressed in ways the market could not have foreseen. In Software AG’s case, we have found that the most powerful implementation of Tamino has been as the core engine underlying our SOA Registry / Repository called CentraSite. It is in fact a testimony to the quality of Tamino that it was used as the foundation of one of the company’s flagship SOA products.
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