SAP Plays Well With Foundry; Army Picks SOA Server

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It's been a busy week for integration announcements. Here's a round-up of developments to watch:


The U.S. Army will use the Composite Information Server in its SOA. The Composite Information Server is a Java-based server that accesses data from various sources, abstracts and simplifies the data, and then delivers it through Web services or relational views.


SAP and Foundry Network's Switches Play Well Together. Foundry Network recently received SAP's Certified Integration Status for Interoperability With SAP Business Software Solutions -- a long-winded way of saying they tested Foundry Network's ServerIron family on performance, reliability, availability, and security and found it worked well with SAP. Stylus Studio updates its XML data integration suite. Stylus Studio, which specializes in XML tools and components for data integration, released its 2008 XML Enterprise Suite this week. You can try a free trial version. The license price is $595. The new version includes productivity tools for programmers, including drag-and-drop editor for designing a Web service interface. Stylus has also added support for more databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL and IBM Informix. It also ships with a code generator for Microsoft.Net's C# and support for converting HTML files to XML documents.


A review of Genio v7's new data integration offerings. CMS Wire blogger John Conroy took Open Text's new version of Genio for a test drive recently. It apparently impressed him with its ability to integrate data from ERP systems, CRM, data marts and legacy systems. He writes it also includes better Web services support.