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Tibco's XML Canon/Developer

TIBCO Software Launches First Infrastructure Software Product for Managing XML Assets

XML Canon/Developer Delivers First Collaborative, Internet-Enabled, XML Schema And DTD Repository

PALO ALTO, California. December 05, 2000.

TIBCO Software Inc., a leading provider of real-time infrastructure software for e-business, today announced XML Canon/Developer (XCD). XCD, the first member of the XML Canon family, is a comprehensive development platform that enables the life cycle management of XML-based business rules in a Web-accessible repository. XCD allows businesses to dynamically create and adapt XML-based standards that facilitate collaboration for e-business internally and with trading partners, customers and industry groups.

The XML Canon product line supports the diverse requirements and various stages of XML development organizations are implementing. First to be launched is XCD for organizations developing and deploying XML infrastructure assets (e.g,. XML schemas, DTDs, instance documents, stylesheets, or adjuncts.)

"XML Canon/Developer provides enterprises with the definitive repository for managing and sharing vital XML infrastructure assets," said Reid Conrad, vice president TIBCO Software. "For the first time employees, trading partners and customers will have Internet-enabled access to all XML assets, creating the foundation for wide scale implementation of e-business."

Key Features

  • Managing Business Rules and Taxonomies: Access and manage the inter-relationships of an organization's e-business rules or XML schemas at a granular level.

  • Web-enabled Collaboration: internal and external exchange and collaboration of e-business rules based on customizable access control.

  • Life Cycle Management: configurable staging for all XML infrastructure assets, including DTDs, XML schemas, adjuncts, instance documents or stylesheets.

  • Extensible Architecture: extend and integrate with existing applications without having to re-architect them through the processing technology of XCD.

  • Full integration: across TIBCO Extensibility product family: Turbo XML, XML Authority, XML Instance, and XML Console.

"Schemas and other XML infrastructure assets form the center of the emerging digital economy," said Lee Buck, chief scientist and vice president of XML Technologies for TIBCO Software, "With the XML Canon product line, TIBCO is providing its customers enterprise-wide solutions for each phase of the XML development life cycle -- the designing, deploying, processing, and management of these important assets."

System/Product Requirements and Availability

XML Canon/Developer will run on Windows 2000, NT 4, SP6 with support for SQL 7.0 SP1 or Oracle 8i. Microsoft IE 5.0 or 5.5 is also required. TIBCO's Extensibility client interface Turbo XML is also required. To sign-up for the limited early access beta program visit:

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 Turbo XML, XML Authority, XML Instance, XML Console, and to manage the XML development life cycle for enterprise class initiatives. TIBCO Extensibility customers and partners include leading companies such as Arbortext, BroadVision, Commerce One, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Software AG.

For more information on TIBCO Extensibility products and services visit our websites at and Or contact us directly at or 919-969-6500.

About TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading provider of real-time e-business infrastructure software. TIBCO's four product lines -- TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, TIBCO ActiveExchangeTM, TIBCO ActivePortal and TIBCO Extensibility -- enable businesses to integrate enterprise applications, interact with other businesses in B2B commerce, and efficiently deliver personalized information through enterprise portals. TIBCO's products enable the real-time distribution of information through patented technology called The Information Bus, or TIB. TIB technology was first used to digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted in diverse industries including telecommunications, electronic commerce, manufacturing and energy. TIBCO's global direct customer base includes more than 600 customers from around the world such as Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Ariba, NEC, Enron, Sun Microsystems, GE Capital, Philips, AT&T, Pirelli and AOL/Netscape. 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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