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DataDirect Technologies Shares Top-Five Tips for Simplifying Data Management in SOA

Senior XML Program Manager at DataDirect Technologies Sounds-Off on the Importance of XQuery for SOA

DataDirect Technologies:

WHAT: The XQuery language has become an integral technology for

connecting heterogeneous data sources within service-oriented
solutions. It's a natural fit for the typical XML
data-interchange format used in most SOA implementations and
it provides powerful, cross-repository data access features
without compromising scalability or performance.

WHO: Dr. Carlo Innocenti, senior XML program manager at DataDirect

Technologies summarizes in five simple tips how the
DataDirect XQuery(R) processing engine can be leveraged in
support of SOA:

-- Tip #1: XQuery and XML can be used effectively to provide

an abstraction layer between the multitude of different
data sources IT organizations need to deal with and the
variety of client applications that need to be built.

-- Tip #2: While DataDirect XQuery allows application

developers to ignore the physical details of the data
sources being accessed, scalability and performance are

-- Tip #3: DataDirect XQuery is able to provide fast and

scalable access to relational data stores, very large XML
documents, Web services and EDI or flat files thanks to
its ability to deal with each data source in a dedicated
and highly optimized manner.

-- Tip #4: As most SOA implementation rely heavily on XML

(just think about Web services based on WSDL/SOAP or REST
interfaces), XQuery is a natural language to access and
provide SOA endpoints.

-- Tip #5: DataDirect XQuery provides the out-of-the-box

ability to consume Web services and to expose XQueries
developed by users as WSDL/SOAP or REST based Web services
without any additional coding and in the context of a
variety of application servers.
As senior XML program manager at DataDirect, Dr. Carlo
Innocenti (Minollo) is responsible for the overall strategy
and direction of the XML products group including DataDirect
XQuery, DataDirect XML Converters and Stylus Studio. Learn
more about these concepts during the Webinar, "Building Data
Services Providing Access to Heterogeneous Data Sources,"
July 24, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., ET. Event registration page:


MEDIA: Members of the media interested in speaking to Dr. Carlo

Innocenti further about the role of XQuery and SOA are

encouraged to contact April Harned at

[email protected] or 646-246-0484.

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