Interleaf, Inc. and Object Design. announced a strategic partnership intended to leverage both companies’ core competencies in XML-based solutions and improve their ability to deliver solutions specifically tailored for their customers’ business needs. Interleaf and Object Design will cross license their technologies for use in Interleaf’s BladeRunner and in Object Design’s eXcelon. Interleaf’s XML-based e-content solution, BladeRunner, will employ Object Design’s object-oriented database, ObjectStore, and Interleaf’s Styler&Composer will be integrated into Object Design’s eXcelon, an XML data server. For BladeRunner customers, ObjectStore’s Cache-Forward architecture will provide a high-speed, object-oriented repository with scalability. ObjectStore’s integration with relational database management systems will further enable BladeRunner customers to leverage their current investments in legacy relational databases. Integrating Interleaf’s W3C-compliant Styler&Composer into Object Design’s eXcelon will provide the ability to create dynamic, personalized documents with multi-channel publishing capabilities including Web, CD-ROM and print. www.interleaf.com, www.objectdesign.com

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