HiT Software Updates Data Integration Tool
May 1, 2007 Alex Woodie
HiT Software is now shipping a new version of Allora, its flagship, XML-based data integration and synchronization software for DB2/400 and other major databases.
With Allora version 5, HiT has introduced a new graphical module called Workflow Manager that is designed for creating, scheduling, and executing a group of database-to-XML transformation and related XML file management tasks.
Workflow Manager includes a design component for adding tasks, setting parameters, and organizing tasks in the execution order. At runtime, a tab in the Workflow Manager screen shows details about the performance of the transformation workflow.
HiT says the combination of its graphical Mapper component and the new Workflow Manager component will allow users to map even the most sophisticated XML schemas, such as JusticeXML or HL7, to relational data sources, “without writing one line of code.”
“With Allora Workflow Manager we have filled a market need for a graphical tool to design, schedule, and run complex XML-RDB transformations,” says Giacomo Lorenzin, chief executive of the San Jose, California company. “Now companies can use a single product, Allora, to implement processes that allow XML to be the lingua franca for data exchange, but still rely on corporate databases to store the data.”
Allora is certified to work with a variety of data formats, including ACORD, AgXML, Bioml, CellML, CDISC, CIDX, CXML, FpML, HL7, HR-XML, IFX, JusticeXML, LegalXML, MpXML, MISMO, OFX, PIDX, RosettaNet, UCCnet, VoiceXML, and XBRL.