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Data Junction The Choice for ISVs When They Need Integration Technology

    Online News published in DMReview.com
June 23, 2003

Data Junction Corporation, developers of the world's most widely deployed integration solutions, announced that its integration technology is the number one embedded solution for independent software vendors (ISVs). More ISVs use Data Junction products to provide innovative integration solutions for users than products from any other source. Upward of 75 Data Junction partners embed Data Junction integration technology into their existing products and solutions. The five ways djCosmos offers ISVs to embed the Integration Runtimes allow multidimensional flexibility for addressing a wide array of potential architectures.

Data Junction solutions present the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) of any integration vendor in the industry. Only Data Junction offers solutions economical enough to allow ISVs to keep the TCO of their own applications well within spending limits targeted for their customers. And unlike other embeddable solutions, embedding Data Junction solutions does not necessitate a dramatic increase in the cost of an ISV's product.

A small technical footprint is another reason that Data Junction solutions are embedded in a number of the world's most successful companies. Data Junction technology is easy to install and requires a minimal amount of memory, allowing the ISV's applications to take center stage. Data Junction's products are also highly flexible allowing ISVs to learn and use the same code base for almost all integration scenarios. Data Junction eliminates much of the time-consuming and resource-depleting custom code needed to build connections between applications. Developers know that using a proven solution that removes the ancillaries of testing and debugging custom code saves time and makes integrating data among applications much easier.

Whether it's basic extract, transform and load (ETL) projects, large- scale B2Bi middleware integration broker needs or Web services, Data Junction solutions handle any integration challenge across all platforms, including Win32, Linux, most flavors of UNIX (HP-UX, Solaris, AIX) as well as AS400 and OS390 (which will be available in late 2003).

Today's ISVs require integration solutions that can be integrated within their applications in a variety of ways so that they can provide solutions across a wide array of potential architectures. Data Junction solutions are the only integration products in the world that are architected to provide true multidimensional scalability for all integration challenges. Data Junction's Integration Engines are the only "data flow" transformation engines available. These "engines without an engines" can partition the most complex and challenging high-volume tasks by creating tens of millions of true "microflows" that properly exploit standard symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) multi-CPU machines.

Data Junction's advanced approach to multiprocessing provides high-end, high-volume integration by utilizing the most inexpensive and widely available computer platforms available. In addition, Data Junction places a low administration toll on resources. While other vendors dictate that an entire server is necessary to execute their solutions, Data Junction boasts a "serverless approach" to integration, lessening the strain on infrastructure.

Data Junction's rich software developer kits (SDKs) enable ISVs to take advantage of four different embedding approaches:

  • Command line interface, now with XML-based runtime overrides.
  • In-Process Embedding - using Java, C or COM API interfaces. -
  • Out-of-Process Embedding - using Java RMI, JCA or SOAP to create services to process integration tasks.
  • djServer, available soon, will add true J2EE transactional capabilities and multi-engine management.

Data Junction is the first integration provider to offer an all-open, all XML-based meta data repository with published DTDs, effectively delivering an XML API for the Integration Engines. This enables any third party to embed and execute Integration Engines using their own XML. This permits both early and late binding allowing dynamic control of Integration Engines during runtime. The repository is an open system of files for storing the various components that comprise an integration specification. For easy housekeeping of large or numerous projects, the file system accommodates arranging specifications into workspaces for grouping by user of by project names. Specifications are divided into distinct, reusable components existing independent of one another; and saved as individual XML files.

By increasing the availability of reusable integration rules, costs associated with development time are greatly reduced since individual components are sharable between users and integration tasks. The reuse theme greatly increases the efficiency with which new projects are implemented.


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