Composite Software has released Information Server 5.1, which provides data virtualisation capabilities such as the ability to access data in various formats, abstract data complexity, federate data from disparate sources and deliver the data in the format that is required by the consuming application.
According to Composite Software, the new version features include, integration with a list of data sources including SQL Server 2008, HP Neoview and Oracle 11g and data virtualisation capabilities such as clustering, version control, monitoring, management and advanced caching.
The Information Server 5.1 provides access and delivery of data to the set of business applications that uses REST services, and other standard protocols. Its security is based on Java Authentication, Authorisation Service (JAAS) plus user token authentication plug-ins and and other pluggable authentication systems.
Concurrent with the company’s release and shipment of 5.1, Composite Software reported more than 2,000 downloads of the Composite Software Data Integration Strategy Recommendation Tool. Introduced 18 months ago, the DI Strategy Recommendation Tool is a free, configurable, online tool designed to assist enterprises in determining the data integration approach. The tool assesses 13 key variables, as well as provides the option to assign relative weighting to each variable, for any project that requires data integration.
Kenny Sargent, product manager of MIL and DBMS services at Compassion International, said: “We initially selected Composite as our data virtualisation middleware because of its successful track record and industry recognition as a leader in data virtualisation technology. The continued improvements to Composite Information Server are indicative of how well Composite listens to and responds to evolving market needs.”