SOURCE: Xcalia

January 22, 2007 08:07 ET

Regional Healthcare Agency of Valencia, Spain, Deploys Xcalia® for Data Access and Management Across 28 Regional Hospitals

New Orion Project to Upgrade Data Access and Health Information Systems That Serve 9,000 Users and 5 Million Patients

PARIS and PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- Xcalia, a leading provider of dynamic integration software, today announced that La Conselleria de Sanitat de la Generalitat Valenciana (Conselleria de Sanitat), a large regional healthcare agency in Valencia, Spain, has selected and deployed Xcalia Intermediation Core™ (XIC) to manage its data services and access across all its facilities.

Conselleria de Sanitat serves more than five million people through 28 hospitals in Spain. As part of a four-year strategic IT project, called Orion, the organization planned to re-engineer its heterogeneous business application and data management infrastructure to provide integration between the systems for the first time, as well as support e-prescriptions, inventory, logistics, purchasing, stock maintenance and human resources management functions.

While it made sense for Conselleria de Sanitat to deploy packaged applications for its hospital administration group at headquarters, the Orion team determined that it needed to create its own Java-based application infrastructure to support the clinical group. This was largely due to the complexity of the applications that support the clinics that required advanced security, privacy, compliance and risk management, and also be able to provide multiple user views across multiple sites. Consequently, Conselleria de Sanitat decided that the scope of this project warranted leading-edge data management technology and selected a Java Data Objects (JDO) standards-based approach that would provide an object-oriented language to work with their databases, and enable further development of its services oriented architecture.

After narrowing the vendor list down to two firms, Conselleria de Sanitat chose Xcalia. "Because the data management piece was so strategic to our organization, we needed to have the most advanced technology available to address our complex data access and management challenges," said Ricardo Garcia Mataix, technical coordinator of the Orion Project, Conselleria de Sanitat. "We were so pleased with the speed and ease of implementation of Xcalia on our first project that we've decided to implement XIC at 27 more hospitals. The return on investment will be recognized over the course of the project as a result of faster development cycles."

Xcalia Intermediation Core is a service-oriented software platform which utilizes a new approach to creating and managing composite applications and their modern and legacy data resources. Intermediation is a patented infrastructure layer that sits between the business model and the data/service resources that enables composite applications to be assembled faster and easier to meet changing business demands. This capability enables interoperability, faster development and deployment of applications and services, and reduced cost of SOA, legacy integration and migration projects.

"We are pleased to be working with Conselleria de Sanitat, and to solve the near-term and future data management challenges for one of the most forward-thinking healthcare organizations in Europe," said Pierre Violo, CEO of Xcalia. "Conselleria de Sanitat's Orion project is a great example of how large, distributed organizations with complex computing and application environments can leverage Xcalia's data and service management solution to better serve customers, and also reduce development time and overall IT costs."

Ricardo Garcia Mataix added, "XIC is a very powerful, strategic solution that helped us reach our goals and the support we received was beyond expectation; it has been a very positive experience. Even though Xcalia is in France and we are in Spain, we feel that we have a very close technology partnership."

About Xcalia

Xcalia's dynamic integration software makes it easier for enterprises to build composite applications in SOAs while reusing valuable information resources, optimizing IT investments and reducing operating costs. Through Intermediation, a layer between the business model and the data/services resources, applications can be created or updated quickly to meet changing business demands. Xcalia is ideal for high-performance transactional applications that also need to reuse legacy and mainframe resources with maximum interoperability in any environment. The company has 20 large enterprise customers and has partnerships with IBM, Microsoft and Sierra Atlantic. Headquartered in Paris, France, Xcalia has offices in the U.S. and Germany, and the company is privately held. For more information, visit www.xcalia.com.

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