DataDirect Technologies to Present on Upcoming XQuery Update Facilities at Extreme Markup Languages 2005 Conference

Bedford, MA, August 3, 2005 — MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: In the real world, data is not read-only. While XQuery provides an excellent model for simple and powerful updates to XML, updates are missing from XQuery 1.0. Several vendors are implementing their own proprietary extensions to provide update, and several update proposals have circulated within the W3C XML Query Working Group and at various conferences. Join XQuery authors Jonathan Robie (DataDirect Technologies) and Daniela Florescu (Oracle Corporation) for a talk about their recently published requirements document which discusses various approaches to adding an Update Facility to XQuery. After identifying some of the major questions associated with this work and exploring the problem space and solution space without attempting to predict the answers that the Working Group will find, speakers hope to get feedback from the XML community to bring back into the XQuery Update effort.

WHERE: Extreme Markup Languages 2005, 1240 Drummond Street, Montréal, Quebec H3G 1V7, Canada.

WHEN: Wednesday August 3, 2005, 2:45 PM — 3:00PM (EST)

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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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