Informix Joins OASIS. Major Database Vendor Becomes Sponsor Member of XML Consortium
Boston, MA, USA. October 18, 1999.
OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, welcomed database-powered solutions provider, Informix Corporation, as the newest Sponsor member of the international XML consortium. Informix will contribute to the technical work of OASIS, which focuses on advancing XML interoperability.
"As a leading provider of database solutions, Informix brings a valuable perspective to the work of the Consortium. We welcome their contributions, particularly as we develop the XML.org Registry and Repository," noted Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. "Participation in OASIS is crucial for any company with an interest in the success of XML. The growing diversity of OASIS membership reflects the degree to which XML is affecting the industry."
"Informix's membership in OASIS is a positive step towards supporting the future of XML, and Informix looks forward to actively participating in the development and adoption of XML standards," said Bill Hostmann, general manager, i.Foundation.
Informix Corporation (www.informix.com), based in Menlo Park, California, provides innovative database solutions that assist the world's major corporations to attain competitive advantage. Informix is widely recognized as the technology leader for corporate computing environments ranging from small workgroups to very large parallel processing applications. Informix's database server, application development tools, superior customer service and strong partnerships enable the company to be at the forefront of major information technology solution areas including data warehousing, high performance OLTP and Web/e-commerce.
OASIS (www.oasis-open.org) is a non-profit, international consortium dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS embraces the complete spectrum of structured information standards including XML, SGML and CGM. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Chrystal Software, Corel, DataChannel, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, Enigma, Extricity Software, GCA, IBM, Inso, InterCAP, Interleaf, Interwoven, ISOGEN, ITEDO, Keyfile, Larson Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NIST, Object Design, Oracle, POET Software, Reed Technology, Reuters, Sabre, Sequoia Software, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP, Sun Microsystems, Synthbank, System Development, Wavo, Xerox, XMLSolutions, XyEnterprise and Zeh Graphics Systems.
XML.org (www.xml.org) is a self-supporting community resource designed to provide a credible source of accurate, timely information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. Hosted by OASIS, the world's leading independent organization for the standardization of XML applications in electronic commerce, XML.org serves as a reference for XML vocabularies, DTDs, schemas, and namespaces. Sponsors of XML.org include: Commerce One, DataChannel, Documentum, GCA, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SoftQuad and Sun Microsystems.
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