Enosys Adopts XQuery Spec for Integration Server

Startup Enosys Software has released an XML-based platform that promises a real-time view of disparate data sources.

As data integration continues to rise on the priority lists of most enterprise IT departments, startup Enosys Software has released an XML-based platform that promises a real-time view of disparate data sources.

The solution, called Enosys Integration Server, is based on the XQuery specification currently being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. XQuery is designed to provide a standard method for extracting data from real and virtual documents, and ultimately allow collections of XML files to be accessed like databases. Enosys is the first vendor to use the specification in a significant way for data integration.

With functionality for querying multiple sources of a data structure in a real-time or repetitive-batch mode, Enosys Integration Server is being positioned as a platform for reducing the time-to-market for Web-ready customer self-service offerings and supply-chain portals. The XQuery solution, which can be deployed by itself or in conjunction with an existing EAI implementation, consists of a server, a design suite, and management tools.

"[IBM's] WebSphere and [BEA's] WebLogic are mostly development platforms at this time," says Raj Pai, vice president of product marketing for Enosys. "We look at XQuery as more of an integration tool."

The Enosys suite of products is available now. Pricing varies by user configuration and begins at $30,000 per server.