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TIBCO XML Transform

TIBCO Software Extends Enterprise-Class Extensibility Family With XML Transformation Solution

New Comprehensive Solution for XML Mapping and Transformation Based On Open Standards

Palo Alto, California, USA. August 14, 2001.

TIBCO Software Inc. today announced the extension of its enterprise-class, open standards-based Extensibility family with a new XML transformation solution called XML Transform. XML Transform is a comprehensive design solution that rounds out TIBCO's XML design capabilities and enables users to map documents in a visual setting through the creation and debugging of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) stylesheets.

As an enterprise-class XSLT development platform, XML Transform provides an interface for solving real-world data transformations while ensuring flexibility and portability through utilization of open standards. Through its industry-leading schema support, intuitive interface and debugging environment, XML Transform offers users with an advanced XSLT development solution.

"Organizations developing XML-based transformations need sophisticated environments for the creation and debugging of their XSLT stylesheets," said Lee Buck, vice president and chief scientist of XML technologies at TIBCO Software. "XML Transform delivers these capabilities while ensuring standards compliance and portability between runtime implementations."

The TIBCO Extensibility Platform

The TIBCO Extensibility platform offers enterprises a complete solution for developing and deploying XML-based business processes. Organizations can now fully leverage the flexibility and portability of XML through use of TIBCO's XML platform comprised of the following industry-leading solutions:

  • Turbo XML for creating and editing XML, schemas and DTDs
  • XML Validate for validating and processing XML in a run-time environment
  • XML Transform for mapping and transforming XML documents
  • XML Canon/Developer for storing, managing and distributing XML assets

Key Features

  • Intuitive GUI for XSLT Stylesheet Editing: XML Transform's graphical user interface utilizes simple drag and drop mappings to facilitate the coding of complex XSLT stylesheets. These XSLT stylesheets can then be integrated into a run-time environment to seamlessly transform XML documents and messages. XML Transform's user interface also provides several panes for viewing and editing the XSLT source code, transformation errors and summaries of XSLT templates that both simplify and guide the development process.

  • XSLT Debugging Environment: XML Transform's facilities for debugging simplify the process of locating errors in XSLT stylesheets. Using the trace feature of XML Transform, users can view the entire mapping process step by step to pinpoint where errors will occur.

  • Transform XML to XML and HTML: Through the creation of XSLT stylesheets using XML Transform, XML data can be converted into XML or HTML. For organizations trading XML data internally and externally, XML Transform allows disparate groups to share a common information base, ensuring congruence across all divisions, with partners and suppliers. XML Transform also offers users complete versatility when creating XSLT stylesheets through its ability to accept either XML files or schemas/DTDs as the input and output sources.

  • Open and Portable Platform: Leveraging open standards, XML Transform is enabling portability and independence in both the development and deployment of XML-based business processes. Organizations utilizing XML Transform can create open standards-based XSLT stylesheets that may then be deployed using best of breed XSLT engines. XML Transform is available for Windows 2000/NT/98/95 and UNIX platforms.

  • SmartDrop: XML Transform utilizes SmartDrop, a schema-aware feature that expedites the development process. SmartDrop views the existing structure of a schema or XML document and automatically maps like elements with the new schema or XML document that is being created. This advanced feature of XML Transform automates development, saving valuable time.

About TIBCO Extensibility

The TIBCO Extensibility product line provides an enterprise class platform for the development and deployment of XML-enabled e-business applications. Thousands of customers worldwide are using XML Canon/Developer, Turbo XML, and to manage the XML development life cycle for enterprise-wide initiatives. TIBCO Extensibility customers and partners include leading companies such as Arbortext, BroadVision, Commerce One, Microsoft, Oracle, and Software AG. For more information on TIBCO Extensibility products and services see our websites at and Or contact TIBCO at or 919-969-6500.

About TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading provider of total business integration solutions delivering infrastructure software that enables businesses to seamlessly integrate business systems in real-time. TIBCO's products enable the real-time distribution of information through patented technology called The Information Bus, or TIB. TIBCO technology was first used to digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted in diverse industries including financial services, telecommunications, electronic commerce, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and energy. TIBCO's global customer base includes more than 1,200 customers such as Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Ariba, NEC, Enron, Sun Microsystems, Delta Air Lines, The Limited, GE Capital, Philips, AT&T and Pirelli. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO can be reached at 650-846-1000 or on the web at

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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