Ipedo, a provider of enterprise information integration software, has enhanced the XQuery Views capabilities in Ipedo XIP. In conjunction with the W3C's formal establishment of the XQuery standard, Ipedo provides organizations with XML query processing and data virtualization available in an EII platform. Ipedo's XQuery Views--a data virtualization approach that allows data to be combined without the need to copy, stage, and transform it--is designed to enable queries across combinations of data from remote XML and relational sources.
Ipedo XIP offers advanced XML and XQuery processing available on the market, including: processing of XML Stored in Relational Databases where Ipedo's XQuery can be used in conjunction with the XML processing and XQuery available in Oracle 10g, DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server; XQuery View Caching where Ipedo XIP allows XQuery Views results to be cached natively in XML, providing both faster access for users, and post-processing and drilldown using XQuery; Streaming Result Processing where the new XQuery engine implements query operators that stream data values; Publishing of XQuery Views as Web Services so that XQuery Views can be invoked directly via a Web Services API. Ipedo XIP can automatically generate the WSDL file needed for a particular XQuery View; and Extension Mechanisms for Custom Data Sources so that in addition to standard data sources, Ipedo's XQuery extension framework makes it possible for users to make custom data sources, such as in-house applications accessed using custom APIs.
In addition to the above features, Ipedo has developed further enhancements to XQuery in Ipedo XIP's Dual-Core Query Architecture, including access to stored procedures in relational databases with support for parameterization of the XQuery Views that access them, and extended query plan description that will allow deeper drilldown of the steps involved in XQuery execution. These enhancements are available immediately for Ipedo XIP version 4.2 on Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux, and SuSE Linux. Pricing is on a per-CPU basis.