Software AG, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, has opened a new U.S. arm, aggressively focused on marketing native XML technology to companies in the United States. Software AG’s XML offering, Tamino, a native XML information server, is part of a full suite of native XML products Software AG is offering for mission-critical e-business. Tamino is a complete Web-enabled data management system for data exchange and application integration. Unlike relational databases, it stores, retrieves and exchanges data in XML as its natural format, without the need for conversion to other formats.