Stylus Studio 2008 Release 2 Now Available

Latest release of award-winning XML IDE further simplifies data integration by providing code generation, enhanced scalability, support for additional EDI standards and more

BEDFORD, MA – May 1, 2008DataDirect Technologies, the unparalleled leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), today announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio® 2008 XML Enterprise Suite, Release 2. Stylus Studio is an industry-leading provider of XML tools and components for advanced data integration. This latest release features new and enhanced XML productivity tools designed to further simplify and automate frequently encountered data integration tasks including increased support for several EDI data formats, code generation and enhanced scalability.

"Stylus Studio 2008 Release 2 extends its already comprehensive XML developer tool set to include enhanced code generation features that simplify deployment of data integration applications, as well as integrated support for Edig@s and IATA EDI formats," said Dr. Carlo Innocenti, Senior Program Manager of DataDirect XML Products Group. "Companies dealing with advanced data integration challenges involving heterogeneous data sources will like what they see in Stylus Studio 2008 Release 2."

The following highlights some of the new features included in Stylus Studio 2008 XML Enterprise Suite, Release 2:

  • Convert New EDI Formats to XML: Stylus Studio now supports the Edig@s EDI dialect. With a new Edig@s to XML Schema wizard, as well as support for the IATA 07.1 revision and numerous other formats including EANCOM, X12, and HL7, the Stylus Studio product's EDI to XML conversion tools are among the most comprehensive available today.
  • Java™ and C# for .NET Code Generation: Code generation has numerous improvements in Stylus Studio, including enhanced support for the Microsoft .NET processor and new support for the Saxonica Saxon .NET Processor when generating C# code for .NET. Deploying XQuery, XSLT, and XML Pipelines across multiple platforms has never been easier.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Project Support: Stylus Studio can automatically create or update a Microsoft Visual Studio project to include the C# for .NET class for the XQuery, XSLT, or XML Pipeline for which you are generating code.
  • Enhanced Scalability and Performance: The new release leverages enhanced optimization techniques –including streaming– to further improve application performance and scalability when accessing and converting multiple, large data sources including relational databases and flat files.
  • Support for Standard Java™ XML Processing API: New support for industry-standard XML processing APIs in the generated Java™ code.
  • Usability and Performance Enhancements: Various enhancements to the XML Editor, XQuery Mapper, XML Pipeline Designer, and XML Schema Editor.

Pricing and Availability

Stylus Studio 2008 XML Enterprise Suite, Release 2 is now available for free trial download, and for purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Stylus Studio 2008 XML Enterprise Suite, Release 2 is offered at $595 (USD) for a single-user license. Stylus Studio XML Professional Suite, Release 2 is now offered at $350 for a single-user license. Volume discounts and competitive upgrades are also available – please visit the online shop for a complete price list. For more information about enterprise licensing, or for any questions about purchasing Stylus Studio products, contact us, or send an email to stylusstudio@stylusstudio.com.

About DataDirect Technologies

DataDirect Technologies is the software industry's only comprehensive provider of software for connecting the world's most critical business applications to data and services, running on any platform, using proven and emerging standards. Developers worldwide depend 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, XQuery and SOAP. More than 300 leading independent software vendors and thousands of enterprises rely on DataDirect Technologies to simplify and streamline data connectivity for distributed systems and to reduce the complexity of mainframe integration. DataDirect Technologies is an operating company of Progress Software Corporation. For more information, visit www.datadirect.com.

DataDirect and Stylus Studio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or service marks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Other Stylus Studio Press Releases:

Thursday, May 1, 2008 Stylus Studio 2008 Release 2 Now Available

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Stylus Studio 2008 Simplifies XML Data Integration

Thursday, October 18, 2007 SOAWorld Magazine Praises Stylus Studio XML IDE

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 DataDirect Technologies Listed as Sample XQuery Vendor in Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s “Hype Cycle” Report

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 DataDirect Technologies Brings Expert Series Architect Tutorials to St. Louis

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 SOAWorld Readers Choose Stylus Studio

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Report Generation

Friday, May 18, 2007 Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite Release 2 Now Available

Thursday, March 22, 2007 DataDirect Stylus Studio Earns the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 DataDirect XQuery Enables Commercial Applications Using Newest XQuery Standard

Monday, January 22, 2007 CODiE Awards Offer Congratulations to DataDirect XQuery

Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Extract Data from XML Documents with Stylus Studio XPath Tools

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Stylus Studio 2008 Simplifies XML Data Integration

Thursday, October 18, 2007 SOAWorld Magazine Praises Stylus Studio XML IDE

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 DataDirect Technologies Listed as Sample XQuery Vendor in Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s “Hype Cycle” Report

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 DataDirect Technologies Brings Expert Series Architect Tutorials to St. Louis

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 SOAWorld Readers Choose Stylus Studio

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Report Generation

Friday, May 18, 2007 Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite Release 2 Now Available

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