Executive Summary

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2003-03-03 Print this article Print

: Tamino XML Server 4.1.1"> Executive Summary: Tamino XML Server 4.1.1

Usability Fair
Capability Good
Performance Fair
Interoperability Good
Manageability Fair
Scalability Good
Security Good
Tamino provides a flexible system for storing and searching XML-formatted data. Organizations that need to archive or query large numbers of XML documents will find XML Server 4.1.1 a capable option. Those planning to construct XML-enabled content management systems should investigate products that are oriented more toward indexing and searching non-XML-formatted data.


At $45,000 per CPU on all platforms, Tamino is on the high end of XML database pricing.

(+) Supports XQuery, the standard XML query API; dynamic gateways to SQL databases available; API supports multiple languages and protocols; supports node-level changes for faster updates.

(-) High cost; administrative features are scattered among several different programs; locking is done on a whole document level instead of at node level; text search features work only with data stored in XML format, not with common document formats.

  • Ipedo Inc.s Ipedo XML Database
  • Oracles Oracle9i Release 2
  • Progress Software Corp.s Extensible Information Server
  • www.softwareag.com/tamino

    Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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