ZapNote: X-Hive
The most valuable attribute of Native XML Data Stores (NXDs) is their ability to store arbitrary and highly variant XML documents. XML-enabled RDBMS systems require explicit mappings to XML documents, and by their very nature are unable to deal with XML documents that have a highly variable structure and take advantage of XML’s extensibility capabilities. X-Hive provides a solution to this problem by presenting a highly scalable NXD system that is capable of supporting a large quantity and volume of XML documents. X-Hive/DB is differentiated itself by its focus on high volume XML data storage requirements, support for advanced XML query and storage specifications, and focused support of its European customer base.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: B-Bop
The only true solutions for enterprise-wide XML data storage and retrieval are XML-enabled RDBMS and Native XML Data Store (NXD) approaches. The challenge with XML-enabled RDBMS is that they are not very well suited to highly extensible and flexible documents, while the challenge with NXDs is that they are unproven technologies with very small user bases. However, there is another option that is a sort of "middle ground": the use of an interpretive middle layer over standard RDBMS systems that offers schema-independent, "native" XML data storage. In this vein, B-Bop offers their Xfinity Server as a way of providing the features of Native XML storage while utilizing existing relational storage architectures. B-BOP: XFINITY SERVER LEVERAGING RELATIONAL DATABASES FOR XML STORAGE…

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ZapNote: NeoCore
Rather than being forced to map XML documents to an alternate data representation format or insert an entire XML document into a single field as is the case with XML-enabled RDBMS, the Native XML Data Store (NXD) can accept XML documents for storage and retrieval without any modifications, mapping, or transformations. NeoCore provides a patented NXD approach that assigns a unique fingerprint called an "icon" to each XML document and then applies hashing and storage techniques to these iconic representations. This approach allows the user to experience speed and indexing improvements over other methods of XML storage and retrieval and exploits XML structure by self-constructing the data store, reducing development time.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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XML Data Storage Technologies & Trends
While file systems, relational, and object-oriented database management systems have met our needs in prior years for data storage and retrieval, XML imposes new requirements on how that information needs to be stored so that it can be retrieved in a structured, hierarchical manner. This ZapThink report, “XML Data Storage Technologies and Trends” covers the various commercial options that focus on meeting the requirements for XML storage and retrieval, and identifies benefits, disadvantages, key market drivers, and sizing and growth of the market for these products.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $1495[/hide]…

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XML Data Storage Technologies and Trends
Key Findings: XML content needs to be stored in a manner that it can be searched and retrieved back in XML format. This seemingly simple requirement has profound impact for existing data storage technologies. Expenditure on XML Storage solutions will grow from $75 million in 2000 to over $4.1 Billion (US) in 2005 XML-enabled RDBMS vendors consumed only 15% of that market in 2000, but will consume over 65% of the total expenditure by 2005. Native XML Data Store (NXD) vendors will realize around $1.6 Billion in revenue by 2005 The primary methods in use today for storing XML documents include XML-enabled (or extended) relational databases, NXDs, Content Management stores, and file systems. NXDs will increasingly become a solution of choice for storage of document-oriented XML content as well as Web Services, B2B messaging, and other transactional formats. RDBMS vendors will continue to add XML support to their systems…

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ZapNote: Infravio
One of the challenges of Web Services is the ability to reuse Web Service components and address lower-levels of data integration, such as matching data formats and the underlying data structures. The critical problem with existing approaches is that most enterprise systems that need to be integrated, such as SAP, provide schema rather than compiled objects for their interfaces, and so there is a need for a middle-layer to move between the schema and the SOAP message layer. The Infravio Web Services Management System (WSMS) provides a foundation-level architecture for Web Services development, deployment, and management. The Infravio WSMS provides a model for component re-use, code generation, and normalization of functionality through a standards-based, rather than single-vendor, platform-based approach to Web Services management.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: IONA
The idea of Service-Oriented Integration (SOI) quite simple: rather than requiring systems to understand the details of a system in order to extract information, we can merely expose that system as a service and make queries to the service to meet our needs. SOI is merging different integration paradigms into a single solution set: integration between devices (from handhelds to mainframes), applications (such as Great Plains, SAP, and Siebel), B2B integration, and traditional EAI. IONA has released a platform known as the Orbix End-to-Anywhere (E2A) Web Services Integration Platform that sets the context for a very wide set of products covering the widest range of functionality in an SOI environment. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Attunity
Service-oriented Integration (SOI) provides an “arms-length” means for systems to simply expose their interfaces while abstracting their internal processes, thus simplifying integration. Attunity has a compelling set of solutions for facilitating the creation of SOI-enabled systems and simplifying integration challenges within organizations. Attunity seeks to expose a wide variety of data sources including custom and legacy systems as services that are used a step in automating business processes both within and external to the organization. Attunity Service Oriented Integration…

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ZapNote: Epicentric
Portals are being used to provide access to content sources or applications such as Siebel and SAP, and enable a common composite application that is accessible via a web browser-based interface. There is a strong intersection with this application-centric use of portals and what is going on with Web Services. Portals provide a compelling means for application delivery of Web Services in a familiar development and management environment. Epicentric has produced a number of advanced products and services to address this capability, and has championed the development of XML-based formats for specification of presentation-layer interfaces for Web Services.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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