Data Junction Corporation announced XML repository functionality available as part of the upcoming djCosmos Integrated Design Environment. The new functionality included in XML repository will enable users to expand the productivity of their design environments and capitalize on the advantages of lightweight, deployable Integration Engines.
Data Junction Corporation will provide an XML repository for housing all specifications and rules which define an integration task's execution and flow. No longer reliant on closed proprietary repositories a common hindrance to successful integration of applications and business partners the Integration Architect design environment processes and stores XML-based specifications in an open repository. Data Junction Corporation publishes DTDs for all specifications produced by the design environment, allowing developers to produce and adjust specifications using their own XML development environment.
The XML- driven integration environment presents independent software providers (ISVs) and solution providers with great advantages when embedding a lightweight Integration Engine into their applications. Utilizing their own user interfaces (UIs) or that of Integration Architect, ISVs are able author XML- based instructions that are executable with an Integration Engine. This revolutionary design makes the Engine the most embeddable data integration and transformation solution available.
Data Junction's Integration Engines, used for deployment and execution of integration tasks in the production environment, assimilate the XML-based specifications produced by Data Junction's Integration Architect(TM) design environment. The open nature of XML-based override instructions allows developers to adjust parameters within the instructions without the overhead of resorting to the design environment. This unique approach allows late binding of instructions when delivered to the Integration Engines. This functionality is a tremendous advantage for application developers and production environments that require dynamic integration tasks that must be controlled or altered at the point of execution. A whole new and powerful concept of providing integration and transformation instructions with data content is now reality with the XML- driven Integration Engines.
The specification that defines an integration task has now been divided into discreet components that are independent of one another. Now stored as independent XML components, the connection, transformation and process definitions are easily interchanged and reused for implementing new integration tasks quickly and efficiently. Increasing the availability of reusable integration rules greatly reduces development time and costs by enabling the sharing of individual components between users and integration tasks.
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