Developer Solutions announces Allora 2.0 for XML-RDB Mapping to Speed B2B and A2A Deployment Tuesday 2 October 2001 PDF Print 1st October 2001 (DS0104) ~ Developer Solutions, the application development specialist and distributor for HiT Software announced Allora v2.0, a new release of its XML platform for data exchange. The new Allora Java and Windows releases include sophisticated XML-to-relational database mapping technology, significantly speeding up business-to-business and application-to-application development. Companies using Allora to map XML elements and attributes to relational data can reduce development time of XML-based solutions and also reduce ongoing source code maintenance costs. IT managers can now easily link relational data to internal and external processes without introducing risk to existing back-end servers. Allora 2.0 is available in a Java version, jAllora 2.0, and a Windows version, winAllora 2.0. Trial versions can be downloadable from the HiT web site http://www.hitsw.com and purchases made from Developer Solutions. HiT Prices start at £2,999 + VAT for a Single Developer License. Visit http://www.developer-solutions.co.uk for full details. Allora includes a design-time mapper application that allows developers to graphically drag and drop XML schema/DTD elements to define relationships with their relational databases. At run-time, the Allora mapping engine makes use of the defined relationships to seamlessly map between XML files or streams and relational databases. This mapping is bi-directional, and Allora comes with a rich set of high-level APIs for superior data control and flexibility. Allora supports SQL joins and predicates for precise data retrieval. Support for SQL expressions allows further transformation of data. Allora design-time wizards for Borland JBuilder and Sun Forte help developers by generating operational XML-to-RDB read and write source code to end-user databases. Allora supports access to all major relational database applications from Windows and Java platforms. Since Allora uses SQL middleware to access relational database servers, its XML mapping is completely transparent to the back-end server and its schema and structures. Allora can be installed on application servers, web servers, or host database servers. Taking advantage of its design-time and run-time XML databinding interfaces, Allora offers excellent performance in mapping XML to and from relational databases. Allora supports W3C XML DOM/SAX standards and SQL middleware standards for relational database access. "With Allora, HiT Software has built an efficient layer over relational databases for applications to receive and provide data in XML format," said Adrian Handley, Managing Director at Developer Solutions. "IT teams need infrastructure that allow them to develop solutions quickly yet minimize risk and ongoing maintenance. Allora saves IT teams, consulting companies and developers from countless hours of designing and coding, thereby maximizing project ROI." 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: Adrian Handley, Developer Solutions, Tel: 01392 262626, Mailto:email@example.com 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 https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.