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DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that the upcoming DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO New York event will feature 10 companies from Poland to participate at the "Poland Digital Transformation Pavilion" on November 12-13, 2018. Jumpstart Your Digital Transformation "We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8  at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Big Data and Digital Transformation "We do one of the best file systems in the world. We learned how to deal with Big Data many years ago and we implemented this knowledge into our software," explained Jakub Ratajczak, Business Development Manager at MooseFS, in this... (more)

Why is Microsoft so interested in JDBC all of a sudden?

(November 26, 2001) - With the Merant spinoff, DataDirect Technologies, now completed earlier this month, it will be interesting to chart its progress. DataDirect produces well-known JDBC drivers for a number of well-known databases, but what is interesting is the relationship it has forged with Microsoft. Microsoft has recently entered into a five-year licensing agreement to have DataDirect’s JDBC driver bundled with its MS-SQL Server. On the whole this is a good thing, but you have to wonder why Microsoft has chosen now to license the driver instead of reacting much earlier to the demands of its users. It has licensed only the JDBC2.0 driver, not the more recent version – the JDBC3.0 driver. Lori Baccanari of DataDirect assures JDJ that Microsoft has been fully briefed on the JDBC3.0 driver and discussions still continue. So what does this mean for Microsoft? Bacc... (more)

Sonic, DataDirect, SilverStream, Borland, Macromedia, and SAS Announce J2EE Compatibility

This week, in conjunction with Sun's announcement about the latest additions to the J2EE platform, several leading companies proudly noted their own new compliance to the J2EE standard. Sonic Software's SonicMQ 4.0 is the first message-oriented middleware product to pass the Compatibility Test Suite for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE ) version 1.3 as integrated with Sun Microsystems' Reference Implementation. Based on the Java Message Service (JMS) API, SonicMQ provides global organizations with highly scalable, standards-based Internet middleware for the secure delivery of business critical data across the extended enterprise. Incorporating Sonic Software's patent-pending Dynamic Routing Architecture (DRA), SonicMQ ensures guaranteed message delivery with unparalleled performance and scalability. SonicMQ seamlessly integrates with industry-leading J2EE t... (more)

'There's Too Much Confusion!'

In the past year I've encountered much confusion about XML and the role of databases. If you're among the confused, don't feel bad. XML is the technology du jour and there's a steady stream of new information. Vendors are competing for mindshare, so their white papers and product literature add to the confusion about databases and XML servers. In addition, many developers simply don't understand databases. To help reduce the confusion, this article examines some database concepts and looks at solutions related to XML, data access, databases and data integration. XML enables us to define vocabularies for a wide spectrum of applications. Most XML applications fall into one of two categories: publishing and data integration. For convenience, assume an application that sends content to a browser for a human audience is a publishing application. A software application t... (more)

SYS-CON Television To Broadcast Live From JavaOne

SYS-CON Television will bring the 10th annual JavaOne Conference & Expo live to its readers at www.SYS-CON.TV with interviews from the show floor and the general show coverage. On air presenters of SYS-CON.TV will be Jeremy Geelan, group publisher and Roger Strukhoff, west coast bureau chief of SYS-CON Media. In addition to live reports from the show floor, SYS-CON Television will stream live interviews with JavaOne sponsor companies and leading Java technology providers including Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, DataDirect Technologies, Altova, Borland, Perforce Software, Parasoft, SoftwareFX, Jinfonet Software, Actuate Reporting Engines, Synaptris, M7, JadeLiquid Software Webrenderer, Visual-Paradigm, ClearNova, SleepyCat Software Makers of Berkeley DB, WebAppCabaret, Xythos Software, NCL Technologies, EV1 Servers, DynamicPDF Cete Software, Prolifics, Northwoods Soft... (more)

DataDirect Technologies Releases DataDirect XQuery

DataDirect Technologies, the software industry leader in standards-based components for connecting applications to data has announced the release of DataDirect XQuery, the first embeddable component for XQuery that is modeled after the XQuery API for Java (XQJ). Developers can download a free trial of DataDirect XQuery at the Data Direct website. "Internet developers typically spend much of their time creating and restructuring XML, using data from many sources, generally including relational data. This task is much too tedious in most environments. Using DataDirect XQuery, which is based on the W3C's XML Query (XQuery), simplifies the programming task significantly, solving the same problems with much less code," said Jonathan Robie, Program Manager for DataDirect XQuery and an editor of the W3C XQuery specification. "Using DataDirect XQuery means that your applica... (more)

DataDirect ODBC Chosen to Enhance Business Analytics

Select Comfort Corporation has selected DataDirect Connect for ODBC to overhaul and upgrade the company’s data warehouse, which it says is "integral to the growth and continuing success of its retail business." Select Comfort will embed DataDirect Connect for ODBC within the company’s new data warehouse to serve as a foundation for migrating data housed on heterogeneous platforms into a single database suite. DataDirect’s ODBC components will also enable Select Comfort to extend the value of its customer and financial data, as Select Comfort begins build-out of sophisticated applications allowing advanced metrics reporting and analytics on ROI and effectiveness of its programs. “Time and again, software architects at customers like Select Comfort choose DataDirect to maximize the value of their most important business systems,” said John ... (more)

xnsdoc1.1 Release

The buldocs XML team has announced release 1.1 of xnsdoc, a professional tool to generate documentation of W3C XML Schema in a JavaDoc like visualization. The current release comes with enhanced eclipse integration, and many improvements in the generated documentation. xnsdoc has support for a large number of features regarding documentation of XML schema and XML namespaces. Here is a list of important features that is far from being complete: • multiple cross-linked clearly laid out HTML pages • browser independent documentation • full facet support for simple types including all fundamental facets • XML instance model description • hierarchical documentation of nested elements (particles) • attribute summaries and details with their exact types • resolved substition group affiliations • usage reference, type hierarchy and index • a... (more)

Hibernate Solution Certification for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Java

JBoss Inc., the Professional Open Source company, introduced the Hibernate Solution Certification Program (HSCP), designed to optimize performance between the company's standard-setting object/relational mapping (ORM) technology and open source and commercial databases and database connectivity software. The first two products to complete the rigorous 1,200 tests in the Hibernate Certification Toolkit are the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Driver and DataDirect Technologies' Connect for JDBC. "As Hibernate continues to consolidate the Java ORM market, it is increasingly being used by Java customers running Microsoft SQL Server," said Bill Hilf, Director of Technical Platform Strategy at Microsoft Corporation. "Completing this certification is an important step in our collaboration to optimize JEMS (JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite) on t... (more)

Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3: XML Tools and Components Now Available

Stylus Studio announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio 2006 Release 3 XML Enterprise Edition. The new release includes powerful new XML tools, enhancements to Stylus Studio XML Deployment Components, and support for many widely used data processing components for working with XQuery, XSL:FO, EDI and XSLT technologies. "XML tools cannot exist in a vacuum -- they must provide scalable deployment options and seamless integration with the industry-leading XML processing components that developers use in real-world applications. Relying on XML tools based exclusively on home-grown, proprietary XML implementations may work in theory, but can result in serious scalability and standards compliance problems when it comes time to deploy your application.," said Robert Evelyn, VP and General Manager of DataDirect's XML Products Group. "In Stylus Studio 2006 Relea... (more)

DataDirect XQuery 2.0 Addresses XML, Web Services

DataDirect Technologies has released version 2.0 of DataDirect XQuery, the industry’s first embeddable, database-independent component for processing and aggregating XML, relational and legacy data formats such as EDI and CSV. DataDirect XQuery v. 2.0 is an enterprise-grade XQuery engine that supports the latest working draft of the XQuery specification. This new release includes performance enhancements for large XML documents, added functionality for optimal query performance in any environment, and support for legacy data formats. DataDirect XQuery 2.0 is ideal for applications that must utilize a combination of XML, relational and legacy data formats for data integration, XML-based data exchange, Web services, XML-driven Web sites or XML publishing, the company says. The streaming XML adapter added to version 2.0 drastically reduces the amount of memory ne... (more)