Extensive enhancements deliver greater mapping flexibility with Java objects and increased automation for business-to-business data transformation and integration
ATLANTA — July 19, 2012 —
Liaison Technologies, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced today the general availability of version 5.2 of Contivo™, the company’s market-leading B2B/EAI solution for enterprise-ready data transformation and semantic integration. This latest release of Liaison’s patented enterprise data integration solution offers a new Java object mapping feature, enhanced support of usage profiles, functionality for ad hoc SQL queries, enhanced web service extensions and overall improved database mapping capabilities.
Contivo VMS 5.2 minimizes the impact that integration imposes on applications by maintaining each transformation map, including content validation and format variations, regardless of sources, target applications, platforms or adapter requirements. It eliminates the need for new code development and allows mappings to be moved easily between applications and platforms. Liaison’s Contivo helps reduce reliance on a particular B2B/ERP platform vendor via a central, semantics-based metadata repository that offers version control and patented algorithms for collaborative design and execution. Its powerful write-once, deploy-anywhere portability helps grow technology infrastructures as business requirements demand.
Key new capabilities in Contivo VMS 5.2:
- A Java Importer (available as an add-on) with Java object support for greater speed and flexibility than traditional mapping. Contivo VMS 5.2 can now move data in and out of a Java object graph, and now supports mapping of Java object technologies such as JAXB rather than traditional string mapping. The result is much higher performance than with traditional mapping, very high data transfer rates and a greater degree of flexibility within a single technology. Java object mapping support can enhance existing SOA implementations by significantly reducing the request/response time, and by allowing maps to plug more readily into pure Java implementations.
- Usage profiles that support the creation of new services when managing large SOA structures, as part of the standard Contivo Repository for all users. Usage profiles can help with impact analysis and enhance the efficiency of service creation and management, with dramatic improvements compared to the use of spreadsheets. With the addition of usage profiles, Contivo can help reduce complexity and increase visibility when working with XML schemas and WSDLs.
- General improvements that add support of ad hoc SQL queries to database mapping, simplify web services mapping with WSDL 2.0 support, and provide Map Intuition enhancements in the construction of business rules in data transfers.
“Our strategy for Contivo has always been based on introducing breakthrough capabilities that support the most complex integration initiatives,” said Robert Fox, Senior Director, Software Development at Liaison. “The new version is a continuation of our efforts to simplify mapping through expanded and increasingly flexible automation.”
Contivo Vocabulary Management Solution™ is an innovative, patented and customer proven design-time semantic integration technology that helps reduce the risk, time, cost and effort of integration projects through the use of a centralized, semantic metadata repository. The solution provides a portable abstraction layer of technology and services that provide investment protection and facilitate customers’ migrations to new or existing systems.
Liaison Technologies is a global data management and integration company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison’s practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client’s specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.liaison.com.
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