New Podcast from ZapThink, Stylus Studio and Xenos Covers How XQuery Can Simplify Data Integration

BEDFORD, MA -- 02/14/2006 -- Stylus Studio (, the industry-leading provider of XML development tools and components for advanced XML data integration, today announced the availability of a new podcast entitled: Business-to-Business Data Integration in a SOA World.

The one hour podcast features ZapThink analysts Jason Bloomberg and Ron Schmelzer as well as expert guest Jerry King and Patrick Smith. Jerry King leads DataDirect's XML Products group and is responsible for bringing the company's innovative XML technologies to market, including DataDirect XQuery and the Stylus Studio XML development environment. Patrick Smith is the director of product management for XML products at Xenos. Patrick oversees the product management team that is responsible for product vision, definition, and market positioning and works extensively with the customers and sales teams to ensure a robust and extensible product offering.

The podcast covers the following topics:

• How XQuery can simplify today's data integration challenges
• Why SOA doesn't solve the semantic challenge
• How to approach data integration in the context of SOA
• Understanding of the work required for successful data integration outcomes

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition is available for immediate purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Act now and take advantage of an introductory 10% discount on top of our already super package savings. Single user licenses for Stylus Studio XML Enterprise Edition start at just $795 (USD)! For more information about purchasing Stylus Studio, including enterprise sales inquiries, contact (781) 280-4488 or email stylusstudio at stylusstudio dot com.

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, XQuery and EDI. 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.

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For More Information:
Jason Mazur
Business Development Manager
Telephone: 781-280-4488