ZapThink Report: Using Stylus Studio to Deploy XML Data Services

Report by Leading XML, Web Services, and Service Orientation Industry Analyst Firm Now Available for Free

BEDFORD, MA -- 08/30/2005 -- Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry-leading provider of XML development tools for advanced data integration, today announced that ZapThink, a leading IT advisory and analysis firm for XML, Web Services, and Service Oriented technologies, has published a new report on deploying XML data services with Stylus Studio®. The six-page report, written by ZapThink Sr. Analyst Jason Bloomberg, covers a range of XML topics and includes an overview of Stylus Studio's comprehensive support for developing legacy data integration applications through intuitive data conversion utilities and a powerful, integrated Java Code Generator that allows developers to create and deploy live XML data services based on industry-standard XQuery and XSLT technologies. IT professionals can download the new report for free online.

Deploying XML Data Services with Stylus Studio®: Key Findings

The following are excerpts of key findings about XML data services and Stylus Studio made in the new ZapThink analyst report:

  • "DataDirect Technologies has taken an application-based, platform independent approach to XML tooling, distinguishing Stylus Studio from the XML tools that the major platform vendors are offering."
  • "Instead of requiring developers to work with a particular tool, programming language, and platform, developers can use Stylus Studio in Java or .NET environments, and the legacy data integration capabilities that the product offers leverage a wide range of databases and legacy data sources and formats."
  • "Stylus Studio's success with customers is the completeness of the approach as well their platform-neutral delivery approach, unlike the platform-specific offerings of its competitors."

"Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architectural design pattern and not an implementation strategy. When it comes to implementing SOA-based applications, our belief is that XML data services — the notion of exposing distributed views of data, which internally aggregate, transform, and integrate any number of different heterogeneous data sources using industry-standard XML technologies like XQuery and XSL — is the easiest and most flexible approach," said Jerry King, Vice President of DataDirect Technologies XML Products Group. "Stylus Studio's productive XML development tools, in combination with DataDirect XQuery™, our new Java-based XQuery processing component, is the ultimate solution for developing and deploying XML data service applications which simplify advanced data integration challenges." DataDirect XQuery is scheduled for commercial release in September 2005.

About Stylus Studio

Stylus Studio®, a product from DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, is the industry's most innovative XML IDE providing advanced support for XML and its related technologies: XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, DTD, SOAP, WSDL, SQL/XML, XML mapping and XQuery. Used by leading software developers world-wide, Stylus Studio simplifies XML programming and enhances developer productivity through innovation. Visit the Stylus Studio Web site to learn more.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is focused on standards-based data connectivity, enabling software developers to quickly develop and deploy business applications across all major databases and platforms. DataDirect Technologies offers the most comprehensive, proven line of data connectivity components available anywhere. Developers worldwide at more than 250 leading independent software vendors and thousands of corporate IT departments rely on DataDirect® products to connect their applications to an unparalleled range of data sources using standards-based interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC™ and ADO.NET. Developers also depend on DataDirect to radically simplify complex data integration projects using XML products based on the emerging XQuery and XQJ standards. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation, a US$300+ million global software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., you can visit DataDirect Technologies on the Web, or you can call +1-800-876-3101.


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