Stellent, Inc.'s Content Components Division, a provider of component technologies for managing, viewing and transforming unstructured data, has announced the release of the Outside In Transformation Suite, bringing together data transformation components into a new server architecture accessible as a Web service. The Outside In solution is designed to convert native files to XML, HTML, wireless, or image formats, enabling access to information stored in more than 250 proprietary file formats from a range of devices, such as desktop computers, browsers and wireless devices.
The Transformation Suite supports industry initiatives focused on service-oriented infrastructures that provide better management and integration of resources without vendor lock-in. The server architecture and Web services interface enable transformation to be implemented as a common "on-demand" service, available to all applications and business operations, and providing guaranteed access to unstructured information independent of the creating application.
The components of the suite include Outside In HTML Export, XML Export, Image Export and Wireless Export. The server architecture features automatic fault protection, support for multiple simultaneous transformation processes and an extensible architecture that provides third-party transformations with the benefits of process isolation and a single client API. The Web services SOAP interface is provided in addition to existing C and Java APIs.