March 11, 2008 - Composite Software, Inc. announced the newest release of its flagship product, the Composite Information Server.


Composite Information Server 4.6 provides a range of new functionality that enhances performance, services-oriented architecture (SOA) enablement, access and development process capabilities. Now businesses and government agencies can scale their data virtualization initiatives to the enterprise level.


To support enterprise-scale workload and performance demands, Composite Information Server 4.6 features a 64-bit native Java Virtual Machine that dramatically improves the performance of large, complex queries. With the increased capacity, more of Composite’s data query and federation functions now run in memory. The newest Information Server’s 64-bit technology also accelerates Composite’s query and caching toolset.


With SOA becoming ever more prevalent as an enterprise architecture strategy, strong support for SOAP/JMS is a critical requirement. Composite Information Server 4.6 now publishes data services using SOAP/JMS binding, consumes SOAP/JMS based services and describes SOAP/JMS services in WSDL. TIBCO Enterprise Message Service and Progress SonicMQ are the first platforms supported, with others planned for future releases.


Composite customers can now access any data source supported by DataDirect Technologies’ Shadow RTE Server driver for mainframe databases, such as DB2, Adabas, IMS DB, CICS and VSAM. This release also includes updates to Composite’s PeopleSoft and data access offerings. And on the client side, Composite Information Server 4.6 supports native ADO.Net driver functions, allowing customers to leverage investments into ADO.NET based client and development environments.


The 4.6 release delivers several new features targeted at design and development. In moving from project to enterprise, team development enablement, intelligent use of resources and alignment with common software development lifecycle processes become critical.

The Composite Information Server 4.6 is generally available now.

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