Object Design Announces First Tool For Creating Data-Driven Web Applications Using XML
Object Design Announces First Tool For Creating
Data-Driven Web Applications Using XML
XML Object Manager Lets Companies Add Dynamic Processing
To Web Applications Quickly and Easily
BURLINGTON, MA, August 17, 1998 -- Object Design, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ODIS - news), a leading provider of enterprise and embedded
data management solutions, today announced the XML Object Manager, a
new database development tool that enables software developers to
create highly interactive eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based Web
applications. XML is an emerging universal data transfer standard from
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
The XML Object Manager uses Object Design's ObjectStore as an
XML application database. ObjectStore, the industry's leading
object database management system (ODBMS), powers many of the world's
largest and most successful Internet applications.
Developers can use the XML Object Manager to add dynamic data
processing to their Internet applications without having to master
technologies such as COM, DCOM and CORBA. Virtually any Web
professional can use the XML Object Manager to add features such as
data entry, queries and personalization to ObjectStore-driven Web
sites by using simple document type definition (DTD) for defining the
database, and hypertext markup language (HTML) and XML extensions for
accessing and updating the data.
``There has been a lot of talk about XML on the client side, but what
makes the XML Object Manager unique is that it supports XML all the
way back to the server,'' said JP Morgenthal, president of NC.Focus,
an application integration consultancy. ``Server-side XML is going to
become an increasingly important topic in the coming months as more
companies realize that XML is not just about document data, but also
application data. XML Object Manager is one of the first
manifestations of this emerging trend.''
The XML Object Manager was used to develop and deploy an
ObjectStore- based timecard approval application for Siemens
Communication Systems. This intranet application services more than
7,000 employees at multiple locations throughout the United States and
seamlessly interfaces with legacy directory databases and payroll
systems. ``XML Object Manager has enabled Siemens to be one of the
first companies in the world to reap the benefits of XML,'' said Pat
Nocero, director of accounting services for Siemens Business
Communication Systems. ``We expect our new timecard application to
save Siemens significant dollars with reduced error rates and
increased productivity. Furthermore, it will be extremely easy for us
to expand the application in the future without increasing our support
and maintenance costs.''
Developers using XML Object Manager benefit from ObjectStore's
Cache- Forward(TM) architecture, which allows them to cache locally
their XML data in the middle-tier with the application server or Web
server, thus eliminating the need for applications to access back-end
databases with every query. This greatly reduces traffic to those
databases and results in far greater scalability and faster
performance than can be achieved using traditional data management
``The XML Object Manager gives customers a server-side solution for
using XML, which means faster time to market and superior
performance,'' said Larry Alston, vice president of marketing for
Object Design, Inc. ``While most vendors are just beginning to look at
XML, Object Design is already delivering a solution that will help
customers incorporate XML into their Web applications today.''
Pricing and Availability
XML Object Manager will be available Sept. 1 from Object Design and
its distributors. Pricing begins at $3,500.
About Object Design, Inc.
Object Design, Inc. (http://www.objectdesign.com), a leading provider
of enterprise and embedded data management solutions, develops and
markets the ObjectStore database management system and related
tools, and the ObjectStore PSE Pro line of small-footprint embedded
databases. ObjectStore, with its unique Cache-Forward database
architecture, is used by customers in a wide variety of industries to
build and deploy component- based computing applications. The company
backs its products with comprehensive training, services, and support.
Headquartered in Burlington, Mass., Object Design sells and
supports its products through branch offices across the U.S.,
international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France,
Germany, The Netherlands, Japan and Australia, and a worldwide network
NOTE: Object Design, the Object Design logo, ObjectStore, Leadership
by Design, and Object Exchange are registered trademarks of Object
Design, Inc., and Cache-Forward is a trademark of Object Design, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.