Subject:Hidden Costs of SS? Author:Minollo I. Date:13 Apr 2007 10:59 AM
If you need to deploy the Stylus Studio Deployment Components (soon to be officially named DataDirect XML Converters), then you need to purchase a valid license for them; see http://www.stylusstudio.com/deployment/faq.html for more details.
That doesn't mean that the Java code generated by Stylus Studio requires the use of such components; as long as your work doesn't require flat/legacy/EDI-to-XML (or vice-versa) transformations, the Java code generated by Stylus Studio can just rely on free components, like Saxon, MSXML, XalanJ or others. Also, if you need access to relational databases through XQuery, Stylus Studio does rely on DataDirect XQuery for that, and you will need a DataDirect XQuery license to be able to deploy applications based on it.