Micro Modeling Associates (MMA), a technology consulting firm, announced a strategic partnership with Object Design. MMA will leverage Object Design’s object-oriented database management systems and tools, including eXcelon, their XML data server, to develop customized business solutions and Web applications for large corporations. As a premier member of ODI’s eXtreme Advantage Partner Program, MMA will integrate eXcelon into its enterprise knowledge management service offering for Fortune 500 businesses. MMA participated on Object Design’s eXcelon steering committee alongside companies such as KPMG and Knight-Ridder, and is now incorporating eXcelon into its own technology framework. www.micromodeling.com