SOURCE: Altova

November 08, 2007 14:56 ET

Altova XMLSpy Earns IBM CTO Innovation Award Certificate of Excellence

Altova Recognized as a Visionary Business Partner for Delivering Advanced XML and Data Management Capabilities to IBM DB2 Users

BEVERLY, MA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) - Altova® (, creator of the industry-leading XMLSpy® XML editor and other popular XML, data management, UML, and Web services tools, today announced that Altova XMLSpy received a 2007 IBM® CTO Innovation Award Certificate of Excellence for its deep integration with the IBM DB2® 9 data server. Altova XMLSpy provides users with exclusive functionality for querying, editing, transforming, and exchanging XML data stored in DB2 9 databases. The CTO Innovation Award Certificate was presented in conjunction with the second annual Information Management Business Partner Awards at the IBM Information on Demand conference held October 14-19 in Las Vegas, NV.

"Our partners are critical to the success of IBM's Information on Demand initiative, and we are delighted to recognize Altova in this group of leaders with the 2007 Information Management Business Partner Awards," said Anant Jhingran, CTO and vice president, IBM Information Management. "We look forward to continuing our collaboration with all of our partners, because their solutions and deep expertise provide superior business value to our joint clients."

Altova XMLSpy is the industry-leading XML development environment providing intuitive views and powerful XML utilities to model, edit, transform, and debug XML-related technologies. In addition to offering the world's leading XML editor, original graphical XML Schema designer, and numerous other capabilities, XMLSpy works with all major databases including IBM DB2. Beyond its abilities to convert data between XML and database formats and generate schemas in one technology based on the other, XMLSpy provides advanced support for IBM DB2 9 that enables users to query and edit XML data; create, edit, and register XML Schemas; develop and execute standard and IBM-specific XQuery; and create XSLT transformations for XML data, using a single application.

"We are honored to be recognized by IBM for our contributions to the advancement of XML and database technologies, and we are especially pleased to bring these helpful new capabilities to the software and data management professionals that need them," said Tim Hale, Director of Worldwide Marketing for Altova. "XML is becoming the predominant format for data exchange, so this solution, which helps developers and DBAs to edit, transform, and query native XML data in their databases, provides huge advantages for both users and industry at large."

Learn more about the integration of Altova XMLSpy with IBM DB2 9 at:

Altova XMLSpy 2008, the industry standard XML editor, is currently available with pricing starting at (USD) $499. XMLSpy may be purchased stand-alone or as part of the Altova MissionKit™ 2008 bundle -- both are available directly from the Altova Online Shop at:

The Altova MissionKit bundles up to eight Altova products for less than the price of two.* All MissionKits include XMLSpy, MapForce, and StyleVision at substantial savings, plus options are available that add up to five of the other application development, data management, and modeling tools listed above effectively free of charge. The MissionKit is currently available with pricing starting at $740. Learn more about the Altova MissionKit at:

To download a 30-day free trial of XMLSpy 2008 or the MissionKit 2008, visit:

About Altova

Altova accelerates application development and data management projects with software and solutions that enhance productivity and maximize results. As an innovative, customer-focused company and the creator of XMLSpy and other leading XML, data management, UML, and Web services tools, Altova is the choice of over 3 million clients worldwide, including 91 percent of the Fortune 500. Enabling customers ranging from vast development teams in the world's largest organizations to progressive one-person shops, Altova's line of software tools fulfills a broad spectrum of business needs. Altova is an active member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Object Management Group (OMG) and is committed to delivering standards-based platform-independent solutions that are powerful, affordable, and easy to use. Altova was founded in 1992 and has headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts and Vienna, Austria. Visit Altova on the Web at:

Altova, MissionKit, XMLSpy, MapForce, StyleVision, UModel, DatabaseSpy, DiffDog, SchemaAgent, SemanticWorks, Authentic, and AltovaXML are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Altova GmbH in the United States and/or other countries. The names of and reference to other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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