Nimble Merges With ODBC

 
 
By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-09-30 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nimble Technology's heterogeneous data gateway, Nimble Integration Suite 2.0, adds an ODBC driver to allow Windows applications to query its data gateway as if it were a normal database.

Nimble Technologys heterogeneous data gateway, Nimble Integration Suite 2.0, adds an ODBC driver to allow Windows applications to query its data gateway as if it were a normal database.

The server continues to provide XML-formatted, heterogeneous query results accessible through its Microsoft COM, ASP, Java and JSP APIs.

NIS 2.0, which started shipping in August, uses a straightforward, drag-and-drop assembler to join and transform data from various sources.

For IT managers who must integrate a variety of relational databases, NIS 2.0—priced at $30,000 per CPU on Windows and $45,000 per CPU on Solaris—is overpriced, something thats regrettably typical in the data transformation market.

Competitors Data Junctions Data Junction Integration Suite and Microsofts BizTalk Server 2002 both start at around $5,000; and the XML, data gateway and transformation features provided by the major database vendors may also do just fine.

The base NIS 2.0 package supports only ODBC database drivers, but extra-cost connectors for LDAP directories, IBMs IMS, VSAM and Microsoft Exchange 2000 are available from the company. The LDAP connector option is new in Version 2.0.

 
 
 
 
Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...

 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel