EDI to XML Data Integration Support Added to Stylus Studio 6 Release 2
Updated release of award-winning XML IDE adds visual tools to simplify legacy data integration
Bedford, MA Jan 18, 2005 Stylus Studio (http://www.stylusstudio.com), the industry-leading innovator of XML development and productivity tools, today shipped Stylus Studio® 6 XML Professional Edition, Release 2, the latest update of its award-winning XML Integrated Development Environment (XML IDE). The new release adds full support for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)-to-XML mapping in its Convert-to-XML legacy data integration tool, and significant new features and usability enhancements to the Stylus Studio XML Schema Editor, Grid View, XML Mapper, XQuery Editor and XSLT Editor.
"New support for EDI in the Stylus Studio Convert-to-XML function extends an already powerful XML data mapping framework, providing an elegant solution for seamlessly handling EDI data sources to be more easily transformed and/or manipulated as XML using standards-based XQuery or XSLT technologies" said Carlo Innocenti, Stylus Studio's senior product architect. "Furthermore, as a testament to our renewed customer focus, Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition, Release 2 implements over a hundred customer-submitted product change requests, including substantial usability and performance enhancements across all of our XML editors the net result is the most powerful, intuitive and productive XML IDE on the market."
The following new features and enhancements are just some of the highlights of the solid and robust Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition, Release 2:
XML Developer Community Reaction
"XML and Web services offer greater flexibility and interoperability than older EDI technologies new support for EDI-to-XML mapping in Stylus Studio provides an elegant solution for building new XQuery and XSLT enabled systems while still leveraging existing investments in legacy EDI systems that are so prevalent in the back-office operations of manufacturing, healthcare and many other industries. The new release offers compelling value by simplifying what would otherwise be very complex data integration projects", said Sherman Gomberg, senior managing consultant, Syncata Corporation, a business consulting and systems integration firm focused on the automotive and manufacturing industries.
"Overall, Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition is a mature product that works quite well, and was capable of handling all the XML-related tasks that I threw at it." — Mike Gunderloy, MCSE, MCSD .NET, MCDBA, Contributing Editor ADT Magazine.
Pricing and Availability
Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition, Release 2 is available now for a free trial download. Paid customers of Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition are eligible for a free upgrade to Release 2. Stylus Studio 6 XML Professional Edition, Release 2 can be purchased at our Online Shop, or contact us. Prices start at $495(USD) for a single-user license and $240 (USD) for an upgrade license.
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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