Bloor Research Product Evaluation Ranks Composite Software as Leading Independent Pure Play in Data Federation
SAN MATEO, CALIF. - FEBRUARY 13, 2008 - Composite Software, Inc., a real-time data integration leader, today announced that a product evaluation by Bloor Research finds that Composite maintains a significant market presence in data federation. Further, the analyst firm-- one of the world's leading IT research, analysis and consultancy organizations--is optimistic about Composite's future outlook, especially with the imminent release of Composite's Discovery product, slated for Q2 2008.
"[W]e have no qualms about recommending the use of Composite Information Server: the product should be on the short list of anyone wanting to federate information across multiple, heterogeneous data sources," writes author Philip Howard, research director of Data at Bloor Research. "[Composite Software] is one of the leading vendors in the sector as a whole, certainly in terms of its [products'] functionality, performance and ease of use."
The report evaluates Composite's suite of products, comprising its award-winning, flagship Composite Information Server(TM), Composite Active Cluster, Composite Data Services Applications, and the development environment, Composite Studio. Howard also briefly mentions Composite Discovery.
Key findings in the report include:
o Composite Information Server supports both SQL and XML environments as well as legacy, flat file and Excel environments.
o The Composite Information Server is view-based, which is relatively simple to define compared to some products that require the definition of a virtual schema.
o Once a view is defined, either SQL or WSDL (web services description language) can be automatically generated. These can be amended by hand and models (with some exceptions) re-generated.
o Pre-packaged interfaces to leading application environments are provided out of the box. Particularly useful is an introspection feature that will detect relevant customization that can be used to adapt the standard interfaces appropriately. Where-used and dependency diagrams can also be used in conjunction with introspection to ensure that changes to data structures are reflected in queries on an on-going basis.
o There is a major emphasis in Composite Information Services on ensuring optimal performance.
Bloor Research's full product evaluation of Composite Software is available in the Spotlight section at www.compositesw.com or at www.compositesw.com/devzone/util/register.php?&asset=Bloor_Research_The_Composite_Server&at=wp&lp=cs&ref=/devzone/resourcecenter.shtml.
About Composite Software
Composite Software, Inc. provides a real-time approach to data integration. Hundreds of enterprises including five of the top six U.S. investment banks as well several Government agencies, such as the Office of Secretary of Defense and Intel, and software vendors including Cognos, Informatica and BMC, rely on the Composite Information Server(TM) to virtualize, abstract and federate data from multiple, disparate sources and deliver this real-time information to their applications. Composite Software's technology fulfills real-time information requirements, enabling enterprises to respond faster to business requests, reduce their data integration costs, and keep pace with ever-changing business needs. Founded in 2002, Composite Software is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit www.compositesw.com.
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