Ipedo Announces Expanded Web Services Capabilities

EII Platform simplifies creation of data services, promotes interoperability, and reuse of enterprise data assets

Redwood City, Calif., Dec. 20, 2006 -- Ipedo today announced several unique enhancements to the Web Services capabilities of its enterprise information integration (EII) server. The additions to Ipedo XIP allow organizations to deploy data services more quickly and easily into an SOA. In this new release, Ipedo has also extended support for Web Services standards to boost interoperability with service-enabled tools and applications.

Ipedo XIP is perfect for organizations looking to make their data available as data services, because it provides an intermediary layer that can quickly publish Web Services using optimal queries, while at the same time managing performance and ensuring control. The enhancements to Ipedo XIP are designed to make moving to an SOA easier, and include:

  • One-Click Publishing: The enhanced Web Services wizard allows one-click publishing of new Web Services, complete with security profiles, performance management, and automated WSDL generation.

  • Dual Caching Option: Allows a Web Services View to be cached natively as XML, or in relational form, or both. Native caching improves performance and allows versioning of XML results. Using the relational option allows automatic decomposition of XML into relational form for use in other applications.

  • Web Services Tables Metadata: Metadata enhancements for Ipedo’s Web Services Tables display complete lineage and dependency information for inbound Web Services. Ipedo’s Web Services Tables allow users to map XML-based Web Services into relational models.

  • Join Hints for Web Services: Ipedo’s query optimizer can now accept hints, including join strategy and join order, that minimize the number of Web Services calls needed to fulfill a query request, and thereby improve overall performance.

  • XQuery for SOA: Ipedo’s XQuery engine has been tuned to provide greater insight and better performance for SOA with a range of advanced functions, including XML payload introspection, fast transformation, content validation, and service metadata introspection. In addition, XQuery can be used to trigger subsequent "cascading queries" based on the payload content of a Web Service.

Ipedo has also joined WS-I, an open industry organization chartered to promote Web Services interoperability across platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. Ipedo is now a WS-I Advocate, and Ipedo XIP is conformant with the WS-I Basic Profile and WS-I Basic Security Profile.

For examples of using Ipedo XIP to create data services, please see "The One-click Web Service" in Ipedo’s technical blog The EII Files are available here: http://blogs.ipedo.com/the_eii_files/2006/12/the_oneclick_we.html

Pricing and Availability

The Web Services enhancements are available immediately for Ipedo XIP version 4.2 on Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux, and SuSE Linux. Pricing is on a per-CPU basis.

About Ipedo

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

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