Ipedo Claims First Dual SQL/XQuery Engine

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-05-16 Print this article Print

Available for Windows and Linux, Ipedo's XIP 4.0 adds Web services publishing and Crystal Reports compatibility to the company's enterprise information-integration platform.

Ipedo on Monday rolled out a version of its enterprise information-integration platform that features what the company claims is the industrys first dual SQL/XQuery engine. Such an architecture is designed to give users of Ipedo Inc.s XIP 4.0 the ability to access data types including those stored in relational databases, XML documents and Web Services payloads. Each of the dual engines contains an optimizer and can invoke the other as needed, according to a press release.
The update has also picked up a visual rules editor, Web services publishing capabilities, and integration with Business Objects SAs XI and Crystal Reports XI, all geared toward making it easier to get on-demand intelligence.
Read more here about the recent integration of Business Objects and Crystal Reports. The visual rules editor is a GUI that lets nonspecialists create rules and actions and allows preprocessing of data flows for quality assurance, alerting or invocation of detailed analysis. The Business Objects/Crystal Reports support will allow data federated by Ipedo to be made available in that softwares reports or analyses. Ipedo XIP shows up as a single source, making it possible to directly add integrated information. The publishing support means that integrated views of data can be put out as a Web service and thus fit into a SOA (service-oriented architecture). Microsoft Corp.s Visual Studio and the Eclipse Web Tools Platform can be used to access this capability. Click here to read about Microsofts integrated development environment for business intelligence applications using Visual Studio 2005. Beyond those major enhancements, the upgrade includes enhanced query optimization, new data source discovery and mapping capabilities, and new visual wizards for data import. Ipedo XIP 4.0 is available now for Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux. Its priced on a per-CPU basis. For more details, check Ipedos Web site. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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