Mark Logic and Stylus Studio Announce Partnership

Two Leaders Team Up in Response to Growing XQuery Market Momentum; Simplifies and Accelerates Development of XQuery Applications for Managing and Delivering Content

Washington, DCNov  17, 2004 — Mark Logic Corporation, developer of the first enterprise-class database management system designed specifically for content, and Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the leading provider of XML Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) and XQuery development tools, today announced that the two companies will work together to integrate Stylus Studio's XQuery development environment with Mark Logic's Content Interaction Server. This will simplify building content-centric applications in Mark Logic using XQuery, further accelerating time-to-market for content application deployment. The goal of the new partnership is to further enhance the XQuery developer environment for deploying mission-critical content-centric applications that help publishers and media companies manage and deliver content faster.

"Together Mark Logic and Stylus Studio are delivering on the promise of XQuery. XQuery development tools from Stylus Studio make it easier for our customers to write XQuery and take charge of content," said Dave Kellogg, president and CEO of Mark Logic.

"We are excited about the opportunity to support the Mark Logic developer community. Partnerships like this are essential to promote the adoption of XQuery as a mainstream technology. The Stylus Studio integration with Mark Logic's Content Interaction Server will allow developers to take advantage of Stylus Studio's unique mapping, debugging, and profiling features to quickly build and deploy XQuery-based applications," said Jerry King, General Manager of Stylus Studio.

About Stylus Studio

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE providing advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, SQL/XML, XML mapping and XQuery. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. Visit the Stylus Studio Web site to learn more.

About Mark Logic Corporation

Mark Logic has developed the first enterprise-class database management system specifically designed for content, effectively unlocking the vast majority of enterprise information that is not easily stored in relational databases. Mark Logic Content Interaction Server was built from the ground up to enable enterprises to analyze, synthesize and enhance business content that, until now, has remained locked inside Microsoft Word documents, PDF files, E-mail, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint and HTML, SGML and XML documents.

Content Interaction Server provides the platform for a new class of content-centric applications that extract value from existing content in order to create new products and services, streamline business processes and enhance existing revenue streams. Mark Logic has garnered a prestigious client list that includes Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Elsevier, University of Virginia Press and the U.S. Department of Defense. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit www.marklogic.com or call +1-650-655-2300.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is focused on standards-based data connectivity, enabling software developers to quickly develop and deploy business applications across all major databases and platforms. DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive, proven line of data connectivity components available anywhere. Developers worldwide at more than 250 leading independent software vendors and thousands of corporate IT departments rely on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET. Developers also depend on DataDirect to radically simplify complex data integration projects using XML products based on the emerging XQuery and XQJ standards. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, a US$300+ million global software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., you can visit DataDirect Technologies on the Web, or you can call +1-800-876-3101.


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