Developer Solutions announces new releases of HiTs ODBC, OLE DB, and JDBC SQL middleware products Thursday 17 October 2002 PDF Print HiT Software Releases Full SQL Product Line Support for DB2 Distributed Transactions and Static SQL on z/OS, OS/390, and OS/400. 15th October 2002 (DS0131) ~ Developer Solutions, the application development specialist and distributor for HiT Software today announced that new releases of its ODBC, OLE DB, and JDBC SQL middleware products support distributed transactions and Static SQL for DB2 databases running on z/OS, OS/390, and OS/400 platforms. Distributed transaction support enables applications to confirm updates to multiple databases before committing a transaction. Without distributed transaction support, applications must update databases individually and potentially roll back multiple record changes should any single database update fail. Consequently, such temporary database changes can cause inaccurate decision support and misreporting. Static SQL support allows developers to precompile SQL statements used within an application in order to significantly increase client application performance, free DB2 server CPU load, and take advantage of data access plan security. HiT static SQL support requires no modification to the client DB2 server application and includes utilities to precompile and bind SQL statements to packages on the DB2 server. DB2 server performance is improved since dynamic SQL data access plans are not required, thus saving CPU cycles. Also, once the static SQL packages are created by HiT SQL middleware, enhanced security structures can be set for these packages rather than for DB2 tables. HiT ODBC and OLE DB SQL middleware products fully support the Microsoft Transaction Server environment for Windows applications. HiT JDBC SQL middleware complies with the XA industry standard for Java applications. Both Windows and Java products support DB2 UDB for OS/390 v6.1, DB2 UDB for OS/400 V5R1, and later DB2 releases on these platforms. No additional server software is necessary for these environments. HiT Software products support IBM Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) and IBM Optimized Database Server protocols, and they interoperate as a standard client requestor with DB2 databases. Additionally, all HiT SQL middleware products support SSL v3.0 when used with the HiT SSL Server to securely authenticate and encrypt data flows between applications and DB2 servers. Windows and Java applications using standard SQL connectivity can migrate to the new HiT Software releases in order to take advantage of the powerful direct access and distributed transaction support. "As the sophistication of enterprise application integration and portal solutions increase, they require higher performance and distributed transaction support in order to deploy high value solutions," said Adrian Handley, Managing Director at Developer Solutions. "The addition of static SQL and distributed transaction support within HiT's Windows and Java SQL middleware gives IT the necessary tools to simplify application development and speed deployment." HiT ODBC and OLE DB SQL middleware can be installed on Window XP, 2000, and 9X, and NT client and server platforms. HiT JDBC SQL middleware can be installed on any JDK 1.2 or later platform. HiT ODBC, OLE DB, and JDBC SQL middleware with distributed transaction support is available immediately. Trial versions are downloadable from the HiT Software web site at http://www.hitsw.com/ . About Developer Solutions Formed in 2001, Developer Solutions was a division of Contemporary Plc. Developer Solutions is the specialist development resource, providing developers and businesses with advanced software technologies, an extensive portfolio of training and consulting services and a bespoke software development capability. For more information, visit Developer Solutions at http://www.developer-solutions.co.uk About HiT Founded in 1994 and based in San Jose, CA, HiT Software is a leading developer of standards-based infrastructure for relational database access. HiT Software products include Allora XML platform, SQL middleware, and HiT SSL Server for secure middleware transport. Contact: Emma Kirkpatrick, Developer Solutions, Tel: 01392 262626, Mailto:email@example.com HiT Software, Allora, winAllora, winAllora Xpress, DB2Motion and HiT SSL Server are trademarks of HiT Software, Inc. All other marks are used for the benefit of their respective holders. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Developer Solutions in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.