DataPower announced the XI50 XML Integration Appliance, the third member of its product family (which includes the XS40 XML Security Gateway and XA35 XML Accelerator). The XI50 provides a drop-in solution for mainframe XML enablement, wirespeed enterprise message buses, and secure enterprise application integration. XI50 Integration Appliance supports a range of popular transport protocols, including IBM MQ Series, and can perform any-to-any translation between disparate data formats. XI50 can parse, route and transform arbitrary binary, flat text and XML messages, including EDI, COBOL, CSV, ASN.1 and ebXML. DataPower’s DataGlue technology uses a fully declarative, metadata-based approach. The technology enables Data Oriented Programming (DOP) paradigms to be employed without introducing bottlenecks. DataPower XI50 Integration Appliance is used as a drop-in XML enablement solution for mainframes by providing a Web services interface on one side and a native legacy interface on the other. Supported specifications include COBOL Copybook, ISO 8583 ATM messages, MQ series and proprietary record formats. DataPower XI50 Integration Appliance product is available immediately, priced from $50,000 to $75,000, depending on options and quantities. www.datapower.com

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