IXIASOFT, the native XML database and information retrieval market leader, and Ektron, Inc., an innovator in Web content management and authoring software, today announced a strategic OEM partnership. Under the agreement, Ektron will integrate TEXTML Server into their Web content management solution, Ektron CMS300. The offering is designed for enterprises that want to enhance the manipulation, searching, and retrieval of XML content.TEXTML Server is a powerful native XML database and search engine designed for software developers who require advanced storing, indexing, and searching capabilities for their applications. Ektron's CMS300 is redefining the Web content management industry by changing the way companies manage their Web sites. CMS300 makes it easy for non-technical content authors to create, edit, and manage HTML and XML Web content, and syndicate it to multiple locations and devices. The integration of these two technologies will provide users with a true end-to-end XML Web content management environment where they can fully exploit the power of XML. "This partnership is an important step for both companies as it gives developers and business users a true end-to-end Web content management solution," said Bill Rogers, CEO, Ektron, Inc. "Native XML support will enable our customers to maintain dynamic Web sites with advanced searching capabilities -- differentiating themselves from other organizations." "By embedding TEXTML Server into their Web content management system, Ektron is now able to offer their customers a reliable XML database and advanced search engine. This OEM agreement demonstrates once again the strength of IXIASOFT's strategic business model which consists of providing an XML database backend to content management applications," said Jean-Paul Chauvet, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at IXIASOFT. The TEXTML Server/CMS300 bundle will be available in March and will be demonstrated at AIIM 2004 in New York, March 8-10 2004. Read the Press Release. Read about IXIASOFT's XML CMS Solutions.