SOURCE: Ipedo

December 20, 2006 09:00 ET

Ipedo Announces Expanded Web Services Capabilities

EII Platform Simplifies Creation of Data Services, Promotes Interoperability and Reuse of Enterprise Data Assets

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- Ipedo, the performance leader in enterprise information integration software, today announced several unique enhancements to the Web Services capabilities of its award-winning enterprise information integration (EII) server. The additions to Ipedo XIP allow organizations to deploy data services more quickly and easily into an SOA. In this new release, Ipedo has also extended support for Web Services standards to boost interoperability with service-enabled tools and applications.

Exposing databases and application data in an SOA requires avoiding the potential pitfalls of complex programming, performance bottlenecks, and lost data governance. Ipedo XIP is perfect for organizations looking to make their data available as data services, because it provides an intermediary layer that can quickly publish Web Services using optimal queries, while at the same time managing performance and ensuring control. The enhancements to Ipedo XIP are designed to make moving to an SOA even easier, and include:

--  One-Click Publishing - The enhanced Web Services wizard allows simple
    one-click publishing of new Web Services, complete with security profiles,
    performance management, and automated WSDL generation.
--  Dual Caching Option - Allows a Web Services View to be cached natively
    as XML, or in relational form, or both.  Native caching improves
    performance and allows versioning of XML results.  Using the relational
    option allows automatic decomposition of XML into relational form for use
    in other applications.
--  Web Services Tables Metadata - Metadata enhancements for Ipedo's Web
    Services Tables display complete lineage and dependency information for
    inbound Web Services.  Ipedo's Web Services Tables allow users to easily
    map XML-based Web Services into relational models.
--  Join Hints for Web Services - Ipedo's query optimizer can now accept
    hints, including join strategy and join order, that minimize the number of
    Web Services calls needed to fulfill a query request, and thereby improve
    overall performance.
--  XQuery for SOA - Ipedo's XQuery engine has been tuned to provide
    greater insight and better performance for SOA with a range of advanced
    functions, including XML payload introspection, fast transformation,
    content validation, and service metadata introspection.  In addition,
    XQuery can be used to trigger subsequent 'cascading queries' based on the
    payload content of a Web Service.
    
"As we see more and more of our customers make the move to SOA, their needs for creating and managing data services continue to grow," said Nick Zhang, CEO of Ipedo. "Tapping our extensive experience in both SQL federation and XML processing, we have created an enhanced platform that bridges the old and new, and takes the pain out of moving to a loosely coupled architecture."

As part of its commitment to SOA, Ipedo has also joined WS-I, an open industry organization chartered to promote Web Services interoperability across platforms, operating systems and programming languages. Ipedo is now a WS-I Advocate, and Ipedo XIP is conformant with the WS-I Basic Profile and WS-I Basic Security Profile.

For examples of using Ipedo XIP to create data services, please see 'The One-click Web Service' in Ipedo's technical blog The EII Files, available here http://blogs.ipedo.com/the_eii_files/2006/12/the_oneclick_we.html

Pricing and Availability

The Web Services enhancements are available immediately for Ipedo XIP version 4.2 on Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux. Pricing is on a per-CPU basis.

About Ipedo

Ipedo delivers innovative enterprise information integration software that provides on-demand intelligence to users. The award-winning Ipedo XIP platform combines powerful SQL and XQuery processing, enabling organizations to fuse together information from any database, content source or Web Service. Customers in financial services, government, life sciences, manufacturing, and high technology organizations rely on its patented Dual-Core Query Architecture™ to power a range of business critical applications. Ipedo is available on the Web at www.ipedo.com.

Ipedo, Ipedo XIP and Dual-Core Query Architecture are trademarks of Ipedo. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

  • For additional information about Ipedo:
    Patrick Corman
    Corman Communications
    (650) 326-9648
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