Attunity, Ltd, a provider of enterprise-class software for application and data integration, has released the Attunity Integration Suite, (AIS 5.0). This version offers new and improved features across all three product-lines that make up the suite (Attunity Connect, Attunity Federate, and Attunity Stream). These improvements include support for more data sources, enhanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) capabilities, new integrated functionality for SQL Server and SSIS, and greater management facilities for large-scale deployments.
Attunity Stream is Attunity's change data capture (CDC) product, allowing the efficient capture and transfer of only the changed data items from a source database to a target database. AIS 5.0 has introduced several new and enhanced CDC agents for Attunity Stream, including CDC for SQL Server. AIS 5.0 also introduces a CDC Accelerator for SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS), allowing the automatic creation of real-time ETL (extract, transform and load) solutions, leveraging SSIS ETL capabilities and Attunity Stream's CDC technology. Other AIS 5.0 additions to Attunity Stream include support for Adabas running on OpenVMS, and for DB2/400 with support for System Managed Journals, both again enabling the capture and movement of only the changes made in either of these source database systems.
Attunity Connect is Attunity's data access, integration, and data-adapter product. AIS 5.0 provide Attunity Connect with two new adapters to queuing systems, including the CICS Queue on the mainframe and Tuxedo Queue on open systems. It also includes support for JCA 1.5 as a standard interface to any Attunity adapter, supporting advanced integration features such as inbound messaging. Attunity Federate is Attunity's Enterprise Information Integration (EII) product. AIS 5.0 introduces new facilities in Attunity Federate designed to enhance distributed query processing and optimization across heterogeneous data sources, as well as support for Oracle Hints for data access and federation.
AIS 5.0 also enhanced support for Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). AIS 5.0 offers advanced XML Database Services that support update and insert operations for all data sources, in addition to the read operations available previously. Some new capabilities have been added in AIS 5.0 to make overall deployment of AIS solutions more manageable, including a new Enterprise Deployment Utility, which provides enterprise customers a solution for packaging and deploying Attunity Servers in development, test, and production environments.