Bostech Adds Database Integration to Message-based Integration - A One-Two Punch for SOA Integration

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ChainBuilder ESB's new ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) functionality helps companies manage provider and consumer services using message-based and now database driven integration.

Bostech Corporation (http://www.bostechcorp.com), a privately-held services and application integration company, announces the availability of ETL functionality within the latest release of its enterprise service bus, ChainBuilder ESB 1.2. Designed to graphically incorporate database content into a service-oriented architecture, the new ETL functionality advances the total ChainBuilder ESB solution, enabling companies to more intelligently manage databases and applications within a single solution.

Bostech created ChainBuilder ESB for architects, developers and application analysts as an easy-to-use, standards-based platform that simplifies the process of integrating data and applications. Many other vendors' ETL implementations have concentrated primarily on database-to-database integrations, so complementing ChainBuilder ESB's traditional message-based functionality with GUI-driven access to databases has moved ChainBuilder ESB ahead in terms of integration flexibility. ChainBuilder ESB now provides straight-forward integrations from any message data source to databases and vice-versa.

"Organizations are facing increasing complexity in their SOA implementations, especially when incorporating existing applications," says David Bourke, CEO, Bostech Corporation. "Bostech's expertise in solving thousands of business integration projects makes us uniquely suited to help companies overcome the challenges of blending disparate applications as they build out their SOA environment. With the addition of the ETL Data Source Mapper and ETL Binding Component to the ChainBuilder ESB product suite, architects have more integration flexibility, with alternative service and application integration options available in one tool."

ChainBuilder ESB's powerful message-based integrations combined with new ETL functionality can dramatically influence the time-to-market of the entire architecture. For example, school district software applications are primarily database driven, yet the education industry's new Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) initiative is essentially message-based. The ChainBuilder ESB solution assists school districts to easily perform these SIF message-to-database or database-to-message transformations through table driven drag-and-drop interfaces.

In addition to the new ETL functionality, Bostech recently released the following improvements to ChainBuilder ESB:

  • Updated Admin Console allows environments to be managed anytime from anywhere with real-time status, alerting of the ESB activities, and a graphic view of the bus through a web-based interface.
  • Updated HTTP/S component with many enhancements including the transmission of attachments, supporting MTOM and SOAP with Attachments (SwA).
  • Improved HTTP wizard with a "WSDL builder" to create new WSDLs or leverage existing schemas, such that any dependent schema files are automatically resolved and included in the project;
  • Improved JMS Binding Component providing automatic retry logic to recover from common faults caused by connectivity issues; and
  • New product support for Windows Vista

"With its service-oriented architecture, ChainBuilder ESB easily integrates with an existing infrastructure while supporting open standards like Java Business Integration (JBI)," says Jeff Bardash, VP Sales and Strategic Alliances, "Bostech remains a leader in the development and distribution of superior integration technology that efficiently connects an organization's legacy and current systems."

About Bostech Corporation

Bostech enables companies to integrate new and existing software applications using a middleware solution. The ChainBuilder ESB solution utilizes graphical interfaces to allow rapid SOA deployment through drag-and-drop functionality coupled with easy to use wizards. Bostech's core technology has been deployed in more than 2,000 companies around the globe including Amazon.com and Aventine Renewable Energy and is embedded by many leading software vendors including CommercialWare, Configure One, Digonex and Radley Corporation.

With sales and development operations in the United States and China, Bostech Corporation was founded by Brad Bostic and is privately owned. More information on the company can be found on http://www.bostechcorp.com or download an open source version of ChainBuilder ESB at: http://www.chainforge.net. For more information on the unique advantage of using Bostech technology to expedite your SIF-related integration project, visit http://www.bostechcorp.com/sif.

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