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OpenLink Releases Virtuoso 3.5 Universal Server Platform

OpenLink Releases Universal Server Platform

Virtuoso 3.5 Enables Organizations to Cost-Effectively Develop, Integrate, and Deploy SOA and Event-Driven Solutions

Burlington, MA, USA. June 07, 2004.

OpenLink Software, Inc., technology leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance database connectivity middleware, today announced the availability of Virtuoso 3.5, the company's universal server platform for service-oriented and event-driven applications.

Designed for the emerging event-driven and service-oriented executable web, it comprises several traditionally distinct server features in a single server solution that includes: Web Services Platform, Object-Relational Database (SQL & XML), Replication Server, Web Application Server, and more.

Virtuoso 3.5 provides an adaptable architecture that allows organizations to cost-effectively transition to real-time enterprises, leveraging the newest technologies on top of existing or legacy infrastructure.

As a cross platform and standards compliant universal server, Virtuoso provides businesses with the ability to 'mix and match' the optimal combination of infrastructure components — e.g., databases, operating systems, application development and content management tools — to best meet ever-evolving technical requirements. At no point does a decision to deploy Virtuoso lock you into a platform, database engine, or programming language.

'We describe Virtuoso as a universal server because it's a single product that includes Unified Storage (SQL, XML, Free Text, and File-system Objects), Heterogeneous Data Integration, Web Services Composition, Web Services Orchestration, and more. This unique set of integrated features provides enterprises with a springboard into the new event-driven and service-oriented frontier popularly known as Web 2.0,' said Kingsley Idehen, CEO and Founder of OpenLink Software. "Our latest product release is a continuation of OpenLink Software's commitment to innovation and technology leadership in the areas of Data Access, Data Integration, and Web Services.'

New enhancements available in Virtuoso 3.5 include:

  • Additional Web Services protocol support: WS-Security, WS-Policy, WS-Trust, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Routing

  • Runtime Hosting enhancements: power to extend Virtuoso SQL with Microsoft .NET, Mono, or Java code, bringing application-tier logic into the database without compromising security

  • Web Application Server enhancements: enabling deployment of Web Services and ASP.NET Web pages outside of the Windows platform

  • SQL200N support: support features include SQLX compliant SQL and XML data integration

  • SyncML support: for synchronizing data with disparate servers and Mobile devices

'OpenLink Virtuoso 3.5 is a continuation of OpenLink Software's support for the Mono project. As one of the first commercial applications to include Mono runtime integration, they have been able to contribute code and demonstrate the commercial viability to Mono,' said Miguel de Icaza, CTO, Novell's Ximian Business Unit. 'As a result of Mono, Virtuoso is now able to deliver the kind of database engine and .NET CLR integration promised for SQL Server 2005/Yukon, without being platform specific.'

'Pervasic uses Virtuoso as the database engine behind its managed mobile data platform, which is sold as a branded wireless data service by major European mobile operators,' said Mark Potts, CEO of Pervasic. 'We have always been very impressed by Virtuoso's database performance and functionality. Recently we have also exploited Virtuoso's built-in web services platform to successfully extend the functionality of our wireless platform. We look forward to exploiting Virtuoso's growing capabilities to further enhance our platform to meet the needs of our customers and partners.'

About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the U.S.A., United Kingdom, France, Nigeria and Bulgaria. It has been the leading provider and technology innovator in the database connectivity market since 1993. Its products are currently used by over 10,000 companies world-wide for post-pilot and post-evaluation ODBC and JDBC based solutions. Additional information on OpenLink Software can be obtained via the following web sites:


Helen Heward-Mills
OpenLink Software, Inc.
Tel: +1 781/273-0900


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