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DataDirect Technologies Continues XQuery Leadership with the Launch of DataDirect XQuery 2.0
Latest release supports large XML documents, streaming XML technology, enhanced query optimization and support for legacy data sources.
Bedford, MA —
June 27, 2006
- DataDirect Technologies, the unparalleled leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), today released version 2.0 of DataDirect XQuery, the industry's first embeddable, database-independent component for processing and aggregating XML, relational and legacy data formats such as EDI and CSV. DataDirect XQuery v. 2.0 is an enterprise-grade XQuery engine that supports the latest working draft of the XQuery specification. This new release includes performance enhancements for large XML documents, added functionality for optimal query performance in any environment, and support for legacy data formats.
DataDirect XQuery 2.0 is ideal for applications that must utilize a combination of XML, relational and legacy data formats for data integration, XML-based data exchange, Web services, XML-driven Web sites or XML publishing. The streaming XML adapter added to version 2.0 drastically reduces the amount of memory needed when processing large XML documents and provides the scalability needed for business critical applications. With the added support for flat file formats like EDI, CSV, binary, and more, DataDirect XQuery 2.0 expands the role it plays in service-oriented data integration.
The Forrester Research, Inc., Nov. 15, 2005 Enterprise Service Bus Scorecard Summary: Sonic Software, notes that "… Progress is creating interesting new packages. For example, the combination of Sonic’s ESB with Progress/DataDirect’s new XQuery technology and its XML IDE Stylus Studio will enable powerful service-oriented data integration."
Like its 1.0 predecessor, DataDirect XQuery 2.0 provides the fastest, most reliable and scalable XQuery support for all major relational databases and runs on any Java platform. The standards-based software product enables Java developers to access XML, relational data, SOAP messages, EDI, or a combination of data sources using a single XQuery. This significantly simplifies data management and integration in a heterogeneous environment and enables developers to build high-performance applications more quickly and efficiently.
Server-agnostic and independent, DataDirect XQuery 2.0 supports the XQuery for Java API (XQJ) and is easily embedded into any Java program, providing software developers and independent software vendors alike with the ability to deal with XML either as part of a set of heterogeneous data sources or as the targeted format for a data-integration application.
"DataDirect XQuery 2.0 is an efficient, scalable, reliable and embeddable XQuery engine that can really help developers simplify and accelerate their XML processing and data integration projects," said Carlo Innocenti, XML Program Manager for DataDirect Technologies. "DataDirect XQuery 2.0 provides the productivity, flexibility and power of XQuery for applications that need to process relational, XML and various flat file and EDI formats. Its simple, extensible and standards-based design lets it plug into any Java architecture, providing support for all major relational databases and most popular Java XML APIs."
For organizations that rely on Web-based applications for business success, DataDirect XQuery provides a reliable and easy-to-use tool for data aggregation and integration across multiple applications and sources. Gevity, a leading provider of employee management solutions, used DataDirect XQuery to support the development and deployment of its new customized pricing engine. This required Web developers to aggregate Web services from SalesForce.com with relational data found in Oracle databases, integrated with an XML-based user interface.
"To assist with the creation of the Gevity Pricing Engine, we sought a technology to work with relational and XML data that would be easy for developers to learn and use, comply with architecture requirements and deliver strong performance metrics," said Madhavan Rangarajan, Java architect for Gevity. "DataDirect XQuery delivered on these requirements, enabling the project to be completed on time and under budget. Now, the Gevity sales force can price product proposals in real-time for competitive advantage, superior service levels and revenue gain."
Other key enhancements found in DataDirect XQuery 2.0 include:
- User-Configurable Performance Enhancements: To further optimize query performance, users now have greater control to choose optimizations for specific environments and configure these performance enhancements themselves.
- Extended Database Support: Additional database support has been included for Oracle 10gR2, Sybase 15 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
- Integration with DataDirect XML Converters: This functionality enables Web developers to use DataDirect XQuery to query and integrate data sources that are not XML or relational.
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 (Nasdaq: PRGS).
For more information, visit www.datadirect.com.
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For more information:
April Harned, 646-246-0484