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Day: July 12, 2004

Bluestream Releases XStreamDB 3.1

Bluestream Database Software Corp. announced the release of its XStreamDB 3.1 native XML DBMS. XStreamDB 3.1 is a native XML database management server optimized for storage and retrieval of XML documents and data. It features a transaction architecture, the XQuery query language with update extensions, XML Schema support, and full-text indexing and search. XStreamDB 3.1 is a device and operating system independent platform Native XML database server built on Pure Java that requires minimal administration. The included XStreamDB Explorer application can be used for ad hoc queries and browsing the database. The WebDAV connector provides for file and folder views of documents in the database, making them accessible to XML editors such as Blast Radius, XMetaL and Altova XMLSpy.

SAP Buys A2i

SAP AG announced that it has acquired substantially all of A2i, Inc. to broaden the master data management capabilities of the SAP NetWeaver integration and application platform. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. A2i, Inc. develops and markets xCat, a platform for enterprise-wide product content management and cross-media catalog publishing. The A2i xCat solution will become a fully integrated part of the SAP NetWeaver stack. Available in the fall of 2004 as an update to the 2004 version of SAP NetWeaver, SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) will incorporate new capabilities gained from the acquisition of A2i’s xCat suite. Specifically, xCat will support for enterprise-wide product content management (PCM), more powerful data aggregation and harmonization and improved Web-based electronic catalogs for both sell-side and procurement deployments. The enhanced solution will also add entirely new functionality in the areas of search, intelligent image and document management and print catalog publishing.

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