IBM Offers a Sneak Peek at XML Data Management
IBM is unveiling a tech preview that demonstrates how XML and other standards can be used to provide enhanced data integration.IBM this week will announce a technology preview on its developerWorks Web site that demonstrates features of up-coming data management products that use XML and Web standards for data integration. The preview, an outgrowth of development work in a project code-named Xperanto, provides a scenario of how a newly merged bank and financial services company could use such evolving XML standards as XQuery, an XML querying language, to provide a single view into data stored in multiple databases and data sources. The finished site went live last Thursday, and IBM is planning to formally announce it this week. XQuery is in the working draft stage at the World Wide Web Consortium and is expected to reach a final public re-view stage later this year.
"The real customer pain point is how do they integrate all the different pieces of information they have all over the place," said Nelson Mattos, director of information integration at IBM. "XML is a key component to achieve that, but you need more than that."