HiT Software Release winAllora Xpress: Import and Export XML data to and from Relational Databases with no programming. Tuesday 26 February 2002 PDF Print February 26th 2002 (DS0125) ~ Developer Solutions, the application development specialist, is now shipping winAllora Xpress, an entry-level product within the Allora product line. winAllora Xpress is a tool for importing XML data into relational databases as well as exporting XML data from relational databases. Most importantly, winAllora Xpress does not require programming to perform these transformations. Without such a tool, transferring data between XML documents and relational databases is a time-consuming, costly development effort. winAllora Xpress gives database application developers and XML developers a powerful, immediate import/export capability for all XML documents and major relational databases. Available now from Developer Solutions and its resellers with an RRP price of £149 + VAT. Visit http://www.developer-solutions.co.uk for full details, screen shots and how to get an evaluation copy. winAllora Xpress is a graphical Windows application used to define relationships between XML document elements and relational database columns. A wizard guides users through specifying the relevant XML schema and database connection. With both XML elements and relational database structures displayed, users drag-and-drop between elements and columns to define relationships. An expression editor also allows detailed data conversion during transformations. When connected to a relational database, winAllora Xpress gathers database metadata for table structures and primary/foreign key relationships. This provides the necessary information to read data across tables and to enforce referential integrity when writing data to the database. Once the winAllora Xpress mapping is in place, import/export XML-RDB transformations are a one-button operation. winAllora Xpress supports industry standards including OLEDB/ODBC SQL middleware, W3C XML schema, DTDs (through HiT Software XML Utilities), and MSXML. According to Wes Rishel, vice president and research director, Gartner, Inc., "The integration of standard XML parsers and transformation engines into application and middleware development environments reduces the errors and rework time caused by misunderstandings of complex data structures and increases the productivity of programmers." "Database administrators and application developers routinely encounter situations where they need to import or export XML data into or from their relational databases," said Ray Kemp Technical of Developer Solutions "They need a tool to perform this without launching a development effort. winAllora Xpress is the first product to deliver such capability." 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 Software Founded in 1994 and based in San Jose, California, HiT Software provides relational database access middleware for Windows and Java applications. HiT Software products include Allora XML middleware, SQL middleware, DB2Motion data replication, and the HiT SSL Server. These products help organizations "Open Up their Data" for maximum value. Contacts: Adrian Handley, Developer Solutions, Tel: 01364 654222, Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 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.