Testimonials for W3C XQuery 1.0, XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0

These testimonials are in support of W3C issuance of XML Query Language, XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 as W3C Recommendations.

In English

BEA is pleased to see the XQuery 1.0 specification making the transition to being an official W3C Recommendation. We see the declarative nature of XQuery as designed to provide an important foundation for a variety of XML processing needs, ranging from transforming and routing messages to integrating data from disparate sources to querying and manipulating semi-structured information. XQuery has already become a foundational technology for XML data handling in several of our products, and both we and our customers are pleased with its standardization. BEA is proud to have contributed to the development of XQuery 1.0, and we look forward to its success and to our ongoing participation in its evolution.
-- Ed Cobb, VP of Architecture and Standards, BEA Systems, Inc.

DataDirect Technologies is very pleased that XQuery 1.0 is now a W3C Recommendation. We believe that XQuery is a key technology for XML processing and for data integration. We have actively participated in the XML Query Working Group, and are dedicated to supporting XQuery in our XML products, including DataDirect XQuery, which provides fast, reliable and scalable XQuery for XML, relational data, SOAP messages, EDI, or a combination of data sources. XQuery is also supported in Stylus Studio, our XML IDE, which fully supports XQuery with an XQuery editor, debugging, mapping and visualization tools.

-- Robert Evelyn, VP Strategy and General Manager XML Products Group, DataDirect
IBM is pleased to see XQuery 1.0, XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 advance to Recommendation status. We have supported the W3C in this effort by providing the XSL Working Group chair, an XQuery Working Group co-chair, as well as XQuery, XSLT and XPath specification editors. As key additions in the XML family, these standards allow businesses to flexibly access, query, manipulate and present their data for heterogeneous customers and partners. IBM has several market leading products that offer support for these important standards, in particular IBM DB2 Version 9.1 with support for XQuery, and we anticipate real benefits to our customers.
-- Karla Norsworthy, VP Software Standards, IBM
Innovimax is very pleased to have participated in the effective collaborative effort that permits XSLT 2.0, XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 to become Recommendations of the W3C. It is a great step forward in making XML transformations more and more a core component of XML ecosystem. Great challenges would become more accessible as the market will use those specifications and Innovimax will help media companies to improve.
-- Mohamed Zergaoui, President and Chief Technology Officer, Innovimax
As the provider of the industry's leading XML content server, and a long-standing member of the XQuery Working Group, Mark Logic is very pleased that the W3C has released the new standards in the XML Family.We designed MarkLogic Server, based on the W3C-standard XQuery language, to query, manipulate, and render XML content, which enables our customers to unlock the value of their information. The addition of the W3C's new XML standards signifies an important step towards creating even more opportunities for improving the way our customers find and utilize content.
-- Dave Kellogg, CEO, Mark Logic Corporation
Microsoft is proud to have participated in the development of XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 at the W3C and is pleased to see it successfully release as a final recommendation. We feel XQuery adds important functionality to the XML processing stack and we already deploy SQL Server 2005 with integrated XQuery support on the XML data type. We believe that the advance of XQuery to a W3C Recommendation provides a solid foundation for future advances in our XML support inside the database to address our customers’ need in XML data processing.
-- Michael Rys, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Oracle is delighted with the progression of XQuery to Recommendation status and celebrates along with the XML community the completion of this important language. Oracle's commitment to W3C and XQuery is reflected in Jim Melton's serving as co-chair of the the XML Query Working Group and in the contribution of our technical representative to that effort Dana Florescu -- co-inventor of Quilt, the language that served as the starting point for XQuery. Our participation in XQuery's development reflects our corporate philosophy to support open standards forums, such as the W3C. Oracle's database products, XML DB and Berkeley DB, were the first to deliver an embedded XQuery implementation, and progression of XQuery to Recommendation status gives our customers further confidence in using that important new capability.
-- Donald Deutsch, Ph.D, Vice President of Standards Strategy and Architecture, Oracle Corporation

En Français

Innovimax est particulièrement heureux d'avoir participé à la contribution internationale ayant mené à l'adoption par le W3C des recommandations XSLT 2.0, XQuery 1.0 et XPath 2.0. Cette évolution majeure permettra de remettre au coeur de l'écosystème XML les transformations de données XML. Les challenges dans ces domaines trouveront dans l'implémentation de ces spécifications de nouvelles solutions et Innovimax fournira l'expertise nécessaire aux fournisseurs de contenus multimédia.
-- Mohamed ZERGAOUI, Gérant et Directeur de l'innovation, Innovimax

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