October 5, 2008

Vertical market XML standards

Tracking the alphabet soup of vertical market XML standards is hard. So as a starting point, I’m splitting a list I got from IBM into a standalone post.

Among the most important or successful IBM pureXML-supported standards, in terms of downloads and other evidence of customer interest, are:

I’ve heard at least about the financial services ones from other XML database vendors as well. I’m a little surprised that nothing from the health area made the top of the list.

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2 Responses to “Vertical market XML standards”

  1. Overview of IBM DB2 pureXML | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on October 5th, 2008 8:44 am

    [...] A big part of IBM’s XML business strategy is to support various (typically vertical market) XML standards. IBM has implemented support for these standards and made it freely downloadable. What does “support” mean? It surely starts with a DTD (Document Type Definition), and apparently also includes mappings to generic web services interfaces. It turns out that there are a lot of them, so I’m listing some in a separate post. [...]

  2. Conor O'Mahony on October 5th, 2008 7:43 pm

    In healthcare, many organizations use HL7. However, not all of these organizations necessarily use native XML storage. (Please note that HL7 Version 2.* did not use the XML data format. HL7 Version 3, with initial standard publication in 2005, uses XML.)

    Two other XML standards worth noting are NIEM and XBRL.

    In the Government space, there is currently a lot of activity around the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). NIEM is designed to allow agencies to disseminate and exchange information.

    The eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is gaining adoption for business reporting. The recent US SEC recommendation to mandate XBRL as a format for financial reporting has sparked a lot of interest and activity around XBRL.

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