SOURCE: DataDirect Technologies

November 08, 2007 09:00 ET

DataDirect XQuery Eases Standards Compliance for the Insurance Industry Features ACORD Use-Case Examples for IT Professionals in the Insurance, Reinsurance and Related Financial Services Fields

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) -

Who:         DataDirect Technologies (, a leader in data
             connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating
             company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), has
             posted examples of how XQuery, the W3C standard and XML query
             language and DataDirect XQuery®, an XQuery processor can be
             used by organizations to meet insurance industry standards set
             by the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and
             Development (ACORD).

What:        ACORD insurance data standards are used by more than 1,000
             insurance and financial services institutions and more than
             15,000 agencies, brokers and solutions providers.  The ACORD
             XML standards for Life and Annuity are defined through a set
             of extensive XML Schema requiring companies to create and
             interpret messages defined according to those XML Schemas.
             The DataDirect® code example walks through TXLife (Life
             Business Message Specification) and XMLife (Life Data Model
             Specification). Other relevant topics covered include:
             --  Relational insurance model using ACORD standards
             --  XQuery operation examples for an ACORD insurance
             --  Using DataDirect XQuery to bind external variables to
                 dynamic values
             --  Comparing solutions using DataDirect XQuery vs. SQL and
                 XML DOM

Where:       Software developers and compliance professionals responsible
             for ensuring ACORD standards are met, can visit
    to download, install and run the code

DataDirect:  DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only
             comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's
             most critical business applications to data and services,
             running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards.
             Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect® products to
             connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data
             sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC,
             JDBC™ and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading
             independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely
             on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data
             connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the
             complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies
             is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation
             (NASDAQ: PRGS). For more information,

DataDirect and DataDirect XQuery are registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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