BURLINGTON, Mass., September 9, 1998.
Object Design, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODIS), a leading provider of enterprise and embedded data management solutions, today announced that it has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry's premier standards body for emerging Web protocols and technologies. Object Design joined the W3C in order to participate in the development of the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) specification, an emerging universal standard for describing data. Object Design views XML as a major new business opportunity because the company's ObjectStore database is ideally suited as an XML data management solution, especially when applied to the problems associated with data interchange between disparate systems. "While much of the industry has been talking about XML in terms of document management, Object Design believes that XML will have a far more dramatic impact when it is applied to server-side data integration issues," said Larry Alston, vice presfillident of marketing at Object Design. "By participating in the W3C, we will be able to help shape the XML specification and ensure that it reaches its full potential as a server-side data integration standard." About Object Design Object Design, Inc. (http://www.objectdesign.com), the leading object database company, develops and markets the ObjectStore database management system and related tools, and ObjectStore PSE Pro, a leading small- footprint embedded database solution. 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, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, and Australia, and a worldwide network of distributors. NOTE: Object Design, ObjectStore, Leadership by Design, Object Exchange and the Object Design logo are registered trademarks of Object Design, Inc. Cache-Forward, ObjectForms and Object Manager are trademarks of Object Design, Inc. Microsoft and BackOffice are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE Object Design, Inc.
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