Ipedo XIP 4.1 Introduces New “Web Services Tables”

Seamlessly Connects Business Intelligence Applications and Service-Oriented Architectures

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- 11/21/2005 -- Ipedo, a leading provider of enterprise information integration software, today announced the latest version of its award-winning EII platform. Ipedo XIP 4.1 incorporates several important new product enhancements that focus on improving the user experience in enterprise deployments. Web Services Tables, the industry's first dynamic mapping of Web services to virtual relational tables, allows seamless integration between SQL-based business intelligence applications and XML-based Web services. The release also features a new management console that improves system manageability, and several additions to Ipedo's powerful query optimization engine that improve the performance of large and complex queries.

This need for EII in business intelligence applications is reinforced in new research from The Data Warehousing Institute that forecasts a fourfold increase in EII use in the next two years.

Ipedo XIP 4.1 introduces:

Web Services Tables: Building on Ipedo's innovative Dual-Core Query Architecture, this innovation allows users to easily map XML-based Web services into relational models. Ipedo XIP creates a virtual relational table based on the schema described in a WSDL file. A client application accesses the virtual relational table using standard SQL, and Ipedo XIP manages the invocation of the underlying Web service dynamically. This allows business intelligence, reporting, or any other SQL-based client application to consume Web Services data as if it were relational data, including joins across multiple Web services, or combinations of Web services and existing relational databases. An online demonstration of Web Services Tables is available at http://www.ipedo.com/wstdemo.

New Management Console: This new Web-based console simplifies management in enterprise deployments and gives administrators detailed access to individual user and query statistics. In addition to the thin- client, Web-based console, Ipedo exposes its functions through JMX, allowing administrators to manage Ipedo through standard tools such as HP OpenView, CA Unicenter, or IBM Tivoli.

Enhanced Query Optimization: Several improvements to Ipedo's adaptive query technology allow it to deliver faster responses to complex queries, seamlessly join large partitioned data sets across multiple instances, and conserve system memory for handling very large result sets. In addition, optimizer hints give power users increased control to further enhance performance on specialized table structures or to leverage custom database functions.

Ipedo XIP leverages SQL and XQuery to integrate and manage information from disparate, complex data sources to enable real-time business decisions. Ipedo's patented approach treats existing corporate databases and Web services as a single, virtual data source that applications or users can access using industry-standard protocols. This allows users to gain customized access to the information they need, in a context that makes sense, all while leveraging existing IT investments. Ipedo XIP also contains a powerful set of performance and security management capabilities that balance user needs with corporate policies. A complete set of Ipedo XIP demos is available online in the Ipedo Demo Zone http://www.ipedo.com/eii-demo-zone.php.

Pricing and Availability

Ipedo XIP 4.1 will be available on December 20, 2005 for 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. Ipedo is available on the Web at http://www.ipedo.com.

Ipedo, Ipedo XIP, Dual-Core Query Architecture are trademarks of Ipedo. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.