Today's professional wants always-on access to his data
Georgetown, Ontario (PRWEB) November 3, 2006
"Today's professional wants always-on access to his data," said Andrew Thomas, president of Cogent Real-Time Systems. "AJAX by itself is a leap forward in web technology, and when you connect it to a real-time data feed through the Cascade DataHub, you get a truly dynamic system."
The Cascade DataHub is a memory-resident real-time middleware application that collects data from one or more sources and distributes it to any number of clients. It can connect to an ordinary Excel spreadsheet, allowing it to share data over a network or the Internet with other spreadsheets. Now, with its built-in web server and AJAX, the Cascade DataHub can send data from Excel to a web page on a PC or cell phone, in real time.
"AJAX opens a new window of opportunity for Excel users," said Mr. Thomas. "Now there is a way to leverage a company's resources, and get valuable data from an Excel spreadsheet into the pocket of any trader, investor, or manager who needs it."
In addition to AJAX, the Cascade DataHub's web server can publish live data using Java applets or ASP (Active Server Pages). The web server contains a built-in demo that shows each of these options, featuring real-time data displays for each. The Cascade DataHub can also write data to any ODBC database like MySQL or SQLServer.
Based near Canada's financial capital of Toronto, Cogent is a leading developer of middleware solutions that connect sources and consumers of live data. Customers include the Bank of Canada, Cadbury Chocolate and the European Space Agency. Cogent leverages its knowledge of real-time systems to create data transport models for time-sensitive financial applications.