SOURCE: Ipedo

January 24, 2007 09:00 ET

Ipedo Launches Enhanced XQuery Views

New Capabilities Expand Access and Insight to Corporate Data; Interoperate With XML Storage in Oracle 10g, DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- Ipedo, the performance leader in enterprise information integration software, today announced major enhancements to the XQuery Views capabilities in Ipedo XIP. In conjunction with the W3C's formal establishment of the XQuery standard, Ipedo now provides organizations with the most powerful XML query processing and data virtualization available in an EII platform. Now, with Ipedo, organizations can have deeper insight into their corporate data and content.

The announcement of XQuery as a standard opens up new possibilities for organizations to gain control over the growing flows of corporate XML data, from contract documents, Web Services, Blogs, RSS feeds and more. Ipedo's XQuery Views -- a unique data virtualization approach that allows data to be combined without the need to copy, stage and transform it -- also enables queries across combinations of data from remote XML and relational sources. This unique feature significantly increases access to critical data and content across organizations.

Building on its success in XQuery development, Ipedo XIP now offers the most advanced XML and XQuery processing available on the market, including:

--  Processing of XML Stored in Relational Databases -- Ipedo's XQuery can
    be used in conjunction with the XML processing and XQuery now available in
    Oracle 10g, DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server.
--  XQuery View Caching -- Ipedo XIP allows XQuery Views results to be
    cached natively in XML, providing both faster access for users, and post-
    processing and drilldown using XQuery.
--  Streaming Result Processing -- The new XQuery engine implements query
    operators that stream data values, ensuring that query evaluation is memory
    efficient and allowing clients to cursor through results at the lowest
    computation costs.
--  Publishing of XQuery Views as Web Services -- XQuery Views can now be
    invoked directly via a Web Services API, making it easy to create advanced
    data services.  Ipedo XIP can automatically generate the WSDL file needed
    for a particular XQuery View.
--  Extension Mechanisms for Custom Data Sources -- In addition to
    standard data sources, Ipedo's XQuery extension framework now makes it
    possible for users to make custom data sources, such as in-house
    applications accessed using custom APIs.
    
"With the volume of XML data and content stored in relational databases, and the growing flows of XML documents in Web Services and RSS feeds, the need for XQuery has never been greater," said Nick Zhang, CEO of Ipedo. "Ipedo is the only EII vendor that provides the flexibility to use XQuery to address XML data, combined with SQL for accessing more conventional relational data, so our clients can get the best of both worlds."

XQuery is a query language that is designed to query collections of XML data. XQuery 1.0 was developed by the XML Query working group of the W3C. The mission of the XML Query project is to provide flexible query facilities to extract data from real and virtual documents on the World Wide Web, therefore finally providing the needed interaction between the Web world and the database world. Ultimately, collections of XML files will be accessed like databases.

In addition to the above features, Ipedo has developed further enhancements to XQuery in Ipedo XIP's Dual-Core Query Architecture, including access to stored procedures in relational databases with support for parameterization of the XQuery Views that access them, and extended query plan description that will allow deeper drilldown of the steps involved in XQuery execution.

For an example of Ipedo's XQuery Views, see 'Using Ipedo XQuery Views' in Ipedo's technical blog The EII Files, available here http://blogs.ipedo.com/the_eii_files/2007/01/the_ipedo_xip_x.html.

Pricing and Availability

These 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:
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    Corman Communications
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