SOURCE: DataDirect Technologies

December 11, 2007 09:00 ET

Stylus Studio 2008 Simplifies XML Data Integration

Stylus Studio® 2008 XML Enterprise Suite Adds New XQuery & Web Services Tools, Support for MySQL®, PostgreSQL, HL7 EDI, and Microsoft .NET Code Generation to Further Simplify Advanced XML Data Integration

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - Stylus Studio (, an industry-leading provider of XML tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio® 2008 XML Enterprise Suite. The latest release features all-new XML productivity tools designed to further simplify and automate frequently encountered programming tasks, and it offers increased support for several popular databases and industry standards, easing XML data integration tasks, particularly in heterogeneous computing environments.

"We use Stylus Studio 2008 to create XSL stylesheets and XML Schemas for the display and mapping of our EDI transactions. Our computing environment includes an IBM iSeries, and JDE OneWorld with an Oracle database. Now, we're using Stylus Studio to develop a system for inter-company transactions," said Michael Ala, eCommerce Service Line Leader, BP Lubricants USA Inc. "Stylus Studio 2008 is ideal for these heterogeneous computing environments, enabling connectivity to our various data sources while simplifying data mapping from one file format to another through an intuitive, graphical user interface."

The following highlights some of the new features included in Stylus Studio 2008 XML Enterprise Suite:

-- Web Services Description Language (WSDL) editor: Visually design a Web service interface using an intuitive, graphical tool that features drag-and-drop functionality, validation, and more.

-- Support MySQL, PostgreSQL and Informix databases: Through support of DataDirect XQuery® 3.1, developers can now seamlessly access relational data in MySQL®, PostgreSQL, and IBM Informix as XML using XQuery; this is in addition to previously supported databases that include Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2.

-- Support for HL7 EDI: Includes both automated XML schema generation from HL7, and HL7-to-XML conversion through support of DataDirect XML Converters™ 3.1. Other EDI data formats already supported include EDIFACT, X12, IATA, and EANCOM.

-- Support for HTML-to-XML Conversion: Convert HTML files to XML documents using the HTML to XML Document Wizard.

-- Microsoft .NET Code Generation: Automatically generate the C# code required to run your XML application for a variety of different scenarios, including XSLT, XQuery, and XML Pipeline applications. Supports both the Microsoft .NET and Saxon.NET XML processors.

-- Usability and Performance Enhancements to the XML Editor, XQuery Mapper, XML Pipeline Designer, and XML Schema Editor.

"Stylus Studio 2008 further pushes developer productivity by providing an even more comprehensive XML developer tool set, and support for more databases and data sources," said Robert Evelyn, DataDirect VP Strategy and General Manager XML Products Group. "Companies looking for a productive, full featured, and scalable way to tackle real-world data integration challenges need not look any further than DataDirect® XML products."

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 2008 XML Enterprise Suite is now available for free trial download, and for purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Stylus Studio 2008 XML Enterprise Suite is offered at $595 (USD) for a single-user license. Stylus Studio XML Professional Suite is now offered at $350 for a single-user license, and Stylus Studio 2007 Home Edition is offered at $99 for a single-user license. Volume discounts and competitive upgrades are also available -- please visit the online shop for a complete price list. For more information about enterprise licensing, or for any questions about purchasing Stylus Studio products, call (781) 280-4488, or send an email to

About Stylus Studio®

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE, providing a comprehensive suite of advanced XML tools and scalable deployment components for working with XML, XSLT, XQuery, XML Schema, Web services, EDI, legacy data integration, XML Pipeline, XML mapping, XML publishing, and more. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. For more information, visit:

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation. For more information, visit

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