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Day: May 6, 2001

Collego Introduces Catalog Solution

Collego Corporation launched its catalog application, Atomic Catalog. Atomic Catalog is a web-based catalog management application designed especially for business managers, and is based on the company’s Adaptive Taxonomy Management System. With Atomic Catalog, business managers can leverage existing product information from multiple sources to create, manage, and share custom catalogs with customers and partners around the world quickly, easily, and cost-effectively. Collego’s AToMS technology is implemented as a fast, highly flexible caching engine that leverages the scalability of traditional relational database management systems like Oracle and Microsoft SQL for its underlying persistent storage. With AToMS, corporations can manage and mass-customize large collections of highly granular, metadata rich information in a highly flexible environment without compromising information quality or scale. AToMS also delivers distributed computing and peer-to-peer capabilities that enable businesses to manage content in within their own organizations and achieve these efficiencies across entire supply and demand chains. Atomic Catalog is commercially available in several editions to meet the needs of different businesses. Atomic Catalog Enterprise Server is a multi-purpose, web-based catalog management application designed for enterprise customers. Atomic Catalog Partner Network Server delivers all the power of Atomic Catalog Enterprise Server plus the ability to provide suppliers, partners, and customers with secure, self-service access to an organization’s catalog information. Both the Enterprise Server and the Partner Network Sever are available as hosted services for companies who prefer to leverage the infrastructure of Collego or its partners.

Ipedo Unveils XML Database Breakthrough

Ipedo, Inc. introduced the Ipedo XML Database, a product that combines native-XML information storage and processing with ultra-fast main-memory performance. Used standalone or in conjunction with existing databases and file systems, the Ipedo XML Database can deliver the performance levels required by XML-intensive Web services, B2B marketplaces and wireless applications. The Ipedo XML Database simplifies XML content management, enabling e-businesses to achieve the flexibility of a dynamic and reusable XML content infrastructure without sacrificing performance. Specialized XML handling features and core performance allow companies to improve search relevance and style management for large Web sites, enable dynamic B2B portal content assembly and accelerate content customization for wireless devices. The Ipedo XML Database stores XML data natively in its structured hierarchical form, which eliminates the complex process of mapping the XML data tree structure to two-dimensional tables. Utilizing the W3C’s XML query standard XPath, XML document collections can be queried directly in XML syntax. The Ipedo XML Database also contains an XSLT transformation engine that combines data access and transformation in a single step. The all-Java design integrates easily with the leading application servers to speed the development of next generation e-business applications. SOAP, DOM and XPath APIs address the needs of systems integrators, application developers and database administrators. At the core of the Ipedo XML Database is Ipedo’s Active Edge architecture, a combination of network caching and intelligent main-memory data processing techniques. Optimized for 64-bit systems, large amounts of memory can be directly utilized for processing. The Ipedo XML Database is available now for Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris and Red Hat Linux. Pricing on a per server basis starts at $50,000.

NeoCore Introduces XML Information Management System

The NeoCore XML Management Information System Version 2.0 allows high-speed XML transaction processing, supporting the extensibility of XML without requiring changes to the database. NeoCore is releasing Version 2.0 after testing Version 1.0 with three pilot partners beginning last fall. Those tests led to the commercial release of the new version, which also features enhanced access control, scalability and transaction support. NeoCore’s information technology allows computers to process information symbolically, and greatly reduces the computation required to search for data. This in turn results in lower total cost of ownership while removing the constraints of rigid definition that traditional databases such as RDBMSs require, or performance limitations in object-based stores. Version 1.0 of the NeoCore XIMS was introduced in October 2000.

DataPower Announces XSLJIT

DataPower Technology, Inc. announced the introduction of its XSL just-in-time compiler technology that reduces the latency associated with XML processing by an order-of-magnitude or more. By utilizing a radically different approach to XSLT execution, DataPower is able to provide the high-speed infrastructure needed for Internet applications, from real-time financial data distribution to business transaction handling. In order to exchange business documents expressed in different XML vocabularies (RosettaNet, BizTalk, etc.) or to make XML content viewable in web browsers and wireless devices, it is necessary to perform XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language) transformations on XML data. XSLT is a resource intensive process that can introduce significant delays in web services and online transactions forcing customers to demand high-performance XML technology to avoid scalability woes. DataPower’s internal tests show the XSLJIT compiler achieves about 10 megabytes per second of sustained throughput using the XSLTMark benchmark. This is equivalent to Fast Ethernet speed and effectively wire-speed XML processing. With XML becoming part of the network infrastructure, wire-speed XML is essential.

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