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Tamino Xml Database Now Available on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390 Database for Mainframes

Tamino(TM), Software AG's native XML database, now runs on SUSE Linux AG's Linux Enterprise Server for S/390.

San Ramon, California
January 10, 2001

Tamino(TM), Software AG's native XML database, now runs on SUSE Linux AG's Linux Enterprise Server for S/390.

Software AG has added mainframes to the growing list of Tamino-supported platforms; IT professionals can now exploit XML for their existing mainframe applications, equipping them for the world of e-business.

By combining Tamino's performance with Linux's stability, Software AG and SUSE Linux AG have created an offering geared to enterprises who want to exploit reliable mainframes for e-business. Linux offers very high scalability not just to small- and medium-sized businesses, but also to large-scale environments -- particularly with its expanded network of distributors, including SuSE.

"We can look back on many years of successful cooperation with SUSE," said Schalk Viljoen, vice president of product marketing, Software AG. "SUSE has extensive expertise in the area of Linux for Intel and Linux for S/390. The positive experiences we have had with our joint projects have proven we have made the right decision."

Software AG ported Tamino in just a few weeks, relying on support from SUSE and IBM. The IBM S/390 mainframe can host up to 30,000 virtual Linux servers concurrently, making SUSE Linux for S/390 mainframes the operating system of choice for enterprise servers.

A Software AG Global Alliance Partner, SUSE Linux AG has been working successfully with Software AG on the development, support and sale of database products for several years.

"Thanks to Software AG's expertise in XML and its professional cooperation, we have been able to produce a high-performance XML platform," said Markus Kraft, head of development of SUSE Linux for S/390, SuSE. "Tamino XML Database is the optimum choice for e-business applications with very high transaction and access rates."

Tamino XML Database is the core of Software AG's Tamino XML Platform, the first complete XML-based architecture for developing, processing and storing documents in XML format.

Through its close cooperation with SUSE and IBM, Software AG is aiming to provide broad support for open-source operating systems with its products and services.

Tamino XML Database for SUSE Linux on S/390 is now available through Software AG and its distributors. The cost of a Tamino XML Database license is based on the customary price structure for mainframes and is calculated according to the performance of the customer's installed system. About Software AG Based in Darmstadt, Germany, Software AG is Europe's largest system software provider and a major global player offering cutting-edge technology for data management and electronic business. Since 1998 the company has focused its development activities on XML products for the Internet.

With more than 2,700 employees and representatives in 60 countries, Software AG will achieve sales revenue of more than $370 million in 2000. Its distribution and technology partners include market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and SCO as well as innovative IT solutions providers such as Extensibility, Softquad and Instranet.

Software AG's products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide. Some examples of these are Lufthansa, British Sky Broadcasting, ZDF, Dresdner Bank AG, Swiss Post, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bahn AG (German Rail), BP and VIAG Interkom. Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (MDAX, Security identification No. 724264 / SOWGn.F).

For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.softwareag.com. About Software AG Inc. Based in San Ramon, Software AG Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, Europe's largest system software provider and a major global player offering cutting-edge technology for data management and electronic business. Since 1998, the company has focused its development activities on XML products for the Internet.


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