DataPower, Gluecode Join to Speed XML

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2003-03-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As XML becomes more ubiquitous, developers are finding that XML processing requires more horsepower than their servers can provide.

As XML becomes more ubiquitous, developers are finding that XML processing requires more horsepower than their servers can provide.

Stepping in with new solutions to help accelerate XML content are DataPower Technology Inc. and Gluecode Software Inc. The pair will announce this week a deal in which the companies will co-market souped-up XML processing solutions for users of Gluecodes portal solution. Gluecode will use DataPowers XG3 XML processing software and the DataPower XA35 XML processing appliance to help scale the number of users that portals created with Gluecodes Gluecode Foundation Server can support.

"Enterprises are increasingly relying on portal applications to share information," said Kieran Taylor, director of product management at DataPower, in Cambridge, Mass. "XML is a key technology for enabling it, but performance and ease of use are two issues that remain."

"Having a DataPower box presents a load balance between performance in XML processing and performance in Java processing," said Gluecode CEO Winston Damarillo, in Los Angeles.

Jeff Lamb, chief technology officer of Leader Technologies Inc., a Columbus, Ohio, communications software company that runs the LeaderPhone Web-enabled teleconferencing service, said Leader installed a DataPower XA35 appliance to help accelerate relatively complex Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations.

Lamb said Leader had been using an open-source, software-only solution, Xalan, from The Apache Software Foundation—but found it inadequate. Meanwhile, with the DataPower solution, "we got a twelvefold increase in performance and a fifteeenfold increase in scalability, which means we can run 12 times faster and support 15 times as many users," said Lamb.

 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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