Composite Software, an Enterprise Information Integration (EII) provider, has released Composite Information Server (CIS) 3.6, which is designed to give enterprises access to data stored in disparate locations and applications. CIS 3.6 introduces a new modeling wizard that allows developers to support a number of XML-based applications.
With CIS 3.6, IT can construct XML content from disparate hierarchical and relational sources. The XQuery-based wizard also provides extensibility and standards compliance. CIS 3.6 also provides event-handling capabilities designed to help companies manage business changes as they are happening. Event support provides the capability to monitor and combine distributed data sources on an ongoing basis, and to raise alerts when certain conditions become true. Composite works with standard data sources and access languages (such as SQL and XML), thereby leveraging existing IT investments and training. Composite has made a number of enhancements to the Intelligent Query (IQ) optimizer. The optimizer interprets incoming queries on-the-fly and generates an execution plan for each one.
CIS 3.6 also extends embedding support. All installation, metadata, and server management are now accessible through a published API. The new capability is designed to enable solution providers to add federation to their existing architectures, without new modules or administration tools. CIS 3.6 is available now, and is free to existing Composite-supported customers.