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.
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
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
For more information, visit Developer Solutions at
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.
Adrian Handley, Developer Solutions, Tel: 01392 262626,
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