Ipedo, a provider of enterprise information integration software, has announced the latest version of its EII platform. Ipedo XIP 4.1 incorporates several new product enhancements that focus on improving the user experience in enterprise deployments. Web Services Tables allows integration between SQL-based business intelligence applications and XML-based Web Services. The release also features a new management console designed to improve system manageability, and several additions to Ipedo's query optimization engine that improve the performance of large and complex queries.
Ipedo XIP 4.1 introduces: Web Services Tables, which allows users to map XML-based Web Services into relational models. Ipedo XIP creates a virtual relational table based on the schema described in a WSDL file. A client application accesses the virtual relational table using standard SQL, and Ipedo XIP manages the invocation of the underlying Web Service dynamically. This allows business intelligence, reporting, or any other SQL-based client application to consume Web Services data as if it were relational data, including joins across multiple Web Services, or combinations of Web Services and existing relational databases; a New Management Console, which gives administrators access to individual user and query statistics. In addition to the thin-client, Web-based console, Ipedo exposes its functions through JMX, allowing administrators to manage Ipedo through standard tools such as HP OpenView, CA Unicenter, or IBM Tivoli; and Enhanced Query Optimization, which allow it to deliver faster responses to complex queries, join large partitioned data sets across multiple instances, and conserve system memory for handling large result sets. In addition, optimizer hints give power users increased control to further enhance performance on specialized table structures or to leverage custom database functions. A complete set of Ipedo XIP demos is available online in the Ipedo Demo Zone. Ipedo XIP 4.1 will be available on December 20, 2005 for Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux. Pricing is on a per-CPU basis.