Stylus Studio and Mark Logic Announce Integrated XQuery Development Support for the MarkLogic XML Content Server

Leading XQuery vendors partner to accelerate the development of new content applications

Bedford, MAJan  24, 2005 — Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading innovator of XML development and productivity tools, and Mark Logic (, the provider of the industry's leading XML content server, today announced the immediate availability of new, integrated XQuery development tools for the MarkLogic XML content server.

Stylus Studio® 6 XML Professional Edition, Release 2, the latest update of the award-winning XML Integrated Development Environment (XML IDE), now features integrated development support for MarkLogic. The new release includes intelligent editing support for MarkLogic’s advanced XQuery language extensions from within Stylus Studio’s XQuery editor, the ability to easily submit queries for evaluation within MarkLogic Server, and WebDAV integration enabling Stylus Studio users to browse and edit XML files and XQuery documents stored within the MarkLogic Server as easily as if they were stored on the local file system.

The partnership between the two companies provides developers with the most powerful, intuitive, and productive environment for developing new classes of standards-based content applications that leverage the full power and potential of XQuery.

"By integrating our best-of-breed XQuery-enabled products, developers now have a high productivity environment to rapidly build content applications. This unlocks value for customers by enabling them to reuse what would otherwise be fragmented and thus unusable information assets," said Carlo Innocenti, Stylus Studio's senior product architect.

"Stylus Studio offers the industry-leading XQuery development capabilities that our customers demand. The new features are a boon for our developer community and for anyone seeking to build massively scalable content-based applications using XQuery," said Ian Small, Vice President of Products for Mark Logic Corporation.

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

Mark Logic Corporation is the provider of the industry’s leading XML content server. Mark Logic works with providers of information products to accelerate new product creation, build custom publishing systems, deliver products through multiple channels, integrate content from different sources, repurpose content into multiple products, and mine content to find previously undiscovered information. MarkLogic Server does this by enabling companies to query, manipulate, and render XML content, using the W3C-standard XQuery language. Designed for high performance and scalability, MarkLogic Server can deliver millisecond response times against multi-terabyte contentbases. Mark Logic is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital and Lehman Brothers. For more information, visit

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.

Stylus Studio is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Ann Smith
Mark Logic Corporation
Telephone: 650-655-2342

Jason Tidwell
A&R Partners
Telephone: 650-762-2819

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