Open Source 'Data Virtualization' Tool XAware 5 Goes Live

Open source developer XAware announced earlier this month that the latest version of its data integration platform, XAware 5.0, is now live.

Designed for use with 'Web 2.0' and SOA applications, XAware works by providing developers with "real-time access to information and the ability to abstract, transform, aggregate and mashup data," according to the company.

The new version is composed of four elements:

  • XAware Designer -- An Eclipse-based IDE.
  • XAware Engine --Spring-based integration engine that works standalone or with an Apache Tomcat or IIS Web server, and with WebLogic, JBoss, Oracle, WebSphere and iPlanet application servers.
  • Adapters -- Create your own adaptors or use anything from SOAP to FTP to JMS to mainframe file types.
  • Connectors -- Synchronous and asynchronous connectivity through JMS, EJB, SOAP, REST, Java API.

Detailed information on what's new in version 5 can be found here.

Essentially, developers can "create a services-based data virtualization layer" using the product, according to the company's announcement, and data can be gathered from multiple sources.

"XAware lets users graphically pull data together from many sources into a single logical view that is callable as a service, effectively hiding the underlying complexity from applications that need it," commented Chief Scientist and XAware Founder Kirstan Vandersluis in a released statement.

XAware 5 is available for both Windows and Linux, and can be purchased as a commercial offering or used under GPL version 2. A download is available here.

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