Stylus Studio® Receives Recommended Status From CRN Magazine
Newly Released Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite Earns 8 Out of 10 Rating From CRN's Test Center
Bedford, MA, October 16, 2006 – Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), an industry-leading provider of XML tools and data integration components has earned a favorable review from CRN Magazine, the newspaper of record for the channel. The newly released Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite ranked 8 out of 10 from the magazines Test Center, earning the program a "Recommended" status.
"The response to the newly released Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Edition from our customers has been tremendous; getting a thumbs up from the technical staff at CRN magazine is both an honor and further validation of the power, productivity and value of our XML product offerings", said Robert Evelyn, Vice President of Strategy & General Manager of XML Products at DataDirect Technologies.
CRN's rating process consists of a Tech Rating and a Channel Rating. Both of these ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 5 – 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest. Stylus Studio earned 4 out of 5 in each category. Products are reviewed and evaluated based on business and technology requirements – this includes channel analysis and technical summaries - by CRN's Test Center. The requirements for this review come from resellers, computer consultants and solution providers. With these requirements in mind, competing products are compared to one another. Products that rank 8 or higher achieve the esteemed "Recommended" status. The results of the CRN Test Center product reviews are then used to instruct solution providers and others on which products to recommend and sell.
CRN Technical Editor, Mario Morejon, was also impressed with the 2007 Suite's numerous benefits. In his article entitled: "Create Powerful XML Solutions Without Coding", he described the program by saying, "There is little need to write code from scratch in Stylus Studio.", referring to the all-new XML Pipeline and XML Publishing tools that are now available in Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite which, along with a comprehensive suite of so many other helpful XML tools help simplify the creation of powerful enterprise XML solutions.
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 a comprehensive suite of advanced XML tools and scalable deployment components for working with XML, XSLT, XQuery, XML Schema, Web services, EDI, legacy data integration, XML Pipeline, XML mapping, XML Publishing, Web services and more. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit: http://www.stylusstudio.com.
About DataDirect Technologies
DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend 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, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation. For more information, visit www.datadirect.com.
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