[xquery-talk] XQuery Platform Support

James Governor jgovernor at redmonk.com
Thu Oct 16 09:48:15 PDT 2003

I am not sure from your question exactly what scenario you're talking

However it is worth noting that IBM this week acquired a mainframe data
integration firm called CrossAccess, which was pitched as filling out
its DB2 Information Integrator (II) strategy


DB2 II is where IBM plans to instantiate xQuery, and as such it looks as
if IBM is potentially moving in a helpful direction. Assuming xquery is
mapped to mainframe data sources accessed natively using CrossAccess
connector technology.

Until IBM delivers a native XML store for DB2 however, some of the
xQuery productization is on hold. 

IBM was partnering with Nimble Technologies for xQuery support, but
Actuate acquired Nimble, so I am not sure of the status of that deal.

Hope that helps a little but I am not sure we understood your problem.

As SoftwareAG points out, Tamino already offers xQuery support on the

Are you running 390 or ZOS, or VM/VSE or whatever? Which IBM mainframe

-----Original Message-----
From: talk-bounces at xquery.com [mailto:talk-bounces at xquery.com] On Behalf
Of john.zink at prudential.com
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 2:07 PM
To: talk at xquery.com
Cc: ktegels at msn.com
Subject: RE: [xquery-talk] XQuery Platform Support

Not in the Yukon beta, but I am in the Whidbey alpha program.
The mainframe OS is IBM.


More information about the talk mailing list