Software AG, Inc. announced that its Tamino XML Server has been updated to provide accelerated data access, advanced security and expanded query and text retrieval functions. Tamino version 4.2 now offers XML-based message persistence for auditing and tracking, business document management, and a metadata repository in support of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The updates in version 4.2 will enable Tamino to better support multiple roles for enterprise integration and software developers. Enhancements for developers include Expanded XQuery and XPath and text retrieval functions, including thesaurus; additional indexing capabilities for rapid query execution; improved handling of standard XML schemas; and a re-designed and more intuitive online tutorial. Tamino XML Server version 4.2 is shipping in three editions: Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition and Developer Edition. Pricing begins at about $2,500 per-user for the Developer Edition (including maintenance), $10,000 per-CPU for the Standard Edition, and $25,000 per-CPU for the Enterprise Edition. Operating system platforms currently supported by all editions include: Windows 2003 Server Standard/Enterprise Editions, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional Server/Advanced Server, Solaris 8 & 9 (64 Bit), HP-UX 11i (PA Risc 64), IBM AIX 5L V5.2 (64 Bit), Linux for Intel (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 & Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1) and Linux for IBM S/390 and zSeries (SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8).