SolutionsIQ Supports JAVA With CONNX(R) 8.3 Release

CONNX(R) Technology Expands Data Access Client Platform Support to All Java

Supported Platforms With New JAVA Thin Client; New Version Includes The

Industry-Leading Fast Tuning Logic (FTL) Technology



Jul 03, 2000, 01:00 ET from SolutionsIQ

    BELLEVUE, Wash., July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SolutionsIQ today announced the
 release of the latest edition of CONNX(R) data access middleware -- CONNX 8.3
 -- which will add support for the JDBC (Java Data Base Connectivity) standard
 enabling data access from any Java supported platform.
     CONNX functions as a single master data access engine that gives users
 single point instant access to data from multiple enterprise sources -- in
 real time without expensive programming or disruption to existing systems.
 CONNX acts as a data access framework, which allows data from multiple
 databases to be accessed as if it existed in one relational database. In
 addition to support for JDBC, CONNX also provides an ODBC interface to DB2,
 Digital RMS, Codasyl DBMS, Oracle Rdb, Oracle RDBMS, SQL Server, Sybase,
 Informix, DataFlex/PowerFlex, and any ODBC/OLEDB compliant data source. More
 than 3,000 organizations worldwide use CONNX products to reduce the
 development time and maintenance costs associated with using disparate
 databases.
     This latest release of CONNX adds support for the JDBC standard as well as
 some significant performance enhancements. CONNX users can now access data
 sources from any platform that supports JAVA through a platform-specific Java
 Development Kit (JDK), including MacOS, Unix, Linux, OS/390, OS/400, and Alpha
 VMS. This can enable applications running on mainframes or non-windows
 platforms to access databases residing on other systems within the enterprise,
 as well as allow web users to securely access enterprise data served by non-
 windows web servers such as Apache or Netscape. JDKs for specific platforms
 are usually available for download on the platform vendor's website. A type 3
 JDBC Driver is included in this release.
     CONNX 8.3 also marks the release of SolutionsIQ's new FTL technology,
 which provides transparent optimization of non-optimal queries created through
 reporting tools or direct user entry. This technology is expected to provide
 users with significant performance gains when issuing queries against CONNX
 data sources. Benchmark testing has revealed performance increases of greater
 than 400% on the optimized queries.  CONNX 8.3 also shipped with several new
 Java and Visual Basic-based sample applications designed to assist users in
 developing their own CONNX-based applications.
     "CONNX 8.2 allowed organizations to integrate most backend data sources
 seamlessly. This latest version builds on that capability by allowing access
 from virtually any platform -- making CONNX truly universal across client and
 backend systems," stated Jon-Jacques Umphrey, senior product manager for
 SolutionsIQ's Software Products Division.
     "Many businesses have either intentionally or inadvertently adopted a
 'best of breed' approach to systems. Integrating those systems in order to
 leverage their most accurate, up-to-the-minute data and create a complete
 picture of the organization is necessary to allow informed fast decisions.
 Technologies like data warehousing, XML and MOM (Message Oriented Middleware)
 all attempt to solve this problem by incrementally moving data. CONNX allows
 this to happen virtually, in real-time with out having to create and move data
 files around," Umphrey added.
 
     About SolutionsIQ
     SolutionsIQ is a leading provider of simplified data access middleware,
 systems integration consulting and professional technical staffing. The
 Software Products Division, with its CONNX(R) software, brings EAI/universal
 data access technology to the enterprise by enabling access to all enterprise
 data, regardless of origin, through one interface. The company maintains
 strategic relationships with industry-leading companies including Microsoft
 Corp., Oracle, Computer Associates, IBM Corp. and Digital Equipment
 Corp./Compaq. Technical staffing and consulting clients include Microsoft,
 Nordstrom, Starbucks, and many others. SolutionsIQ develops and markets CONNX,
 a suite of standards-based data access software used by over 3,000 companies
 worldwide for mission critical applications requiring single point, real-time
 read/write access to disparate databases worldwide to give PC clients access
 to multiple databases. Founded in 1979, SolutionsIQ is headquartered in
 Bellevue, Wash. For more information, visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.connx.com/
     NOTE:  CONNX is a registered trademark of SolutionsIQ. All other
 trademarks are acknowledged.
 
     CONTACT:  Jon-Jacques Umphrey, Senior Product Manager of SolutionsIQ,
 425-451-2727, ext. 1438, or jumphrey@SolutionsIQ.com
 
 

SOURCE SolutionsIQ
    BELLEVUE, Wash., July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SolutionsIQ today announced the
 release of the latest edition of CONNX(R) data access middleware -- CONNX 8.3
 -- which will add support for the JDBC (Java Data Base Connectivity) standard
 enabling data access from any Java supported platform.
     CONNX functions as a single master data access engine that gives users
 single point instant access to data from multiple enterprise sources -- in
 real time without expensive programming or disruption to existing systems.
 CONNX acts as a data access framework, which allows data from multiple
 databases to be accessed as if it existed in one relational database. In
 addition to support for JDBC, CONNX also provides an ODBC interface to DB2,
 Digital RMS, Codasyl DBMS, Oracle Rdb, Oracle RDBMS, SQL Server, Sybase,
 Informix, DataFlex/PowerFlex, and any ODBC/OLEDB compliant data source. More
 than 3,000 organizations worldwide use CONNX products to reduce the
 development time and maintenance costs associated with using disparate
 databases.
     This latest release of CONNX adds support for the JDBC standard as well as
 some significant performance enhancements. CONNX users can now access data
 sources from any platform that supports JAVA through a platform-specific Java
 Development Kit (JDK), including MacOS, Unix, Linux, OS/390, OS/400, and Alpha
 VMS. This can enable applications running on mainframes or non-windows
 platforms to access databases residing on other systems within the enterprise,
 as well as allow web users to securely access enterprise data served by non-
 windows web servers such as Apache or Netscape. JDKs for specific platforms
 are usually available for download on the platform vendor's website. A type 3
 JDBC Driver is included in this release.
     CONNX 8.3 also marks the release of SolutionsIQ's new FTL technology,
 which provides transparent optimization of non-optimal queries created through
 reporting tools or direct user entry. This technology is expected to provide
 users with significant performance gains when issuing queries against CONNX
 data sources. Benchmark testing has revealed performance increases of greater
 than 400% on the optimized queries.  CONNX 8.3 also shipped with several new
 Java and Visual Basic-based sample applications designed to assist users in
 developing their own CONNX-based applications.
     "CONNX 8.2 allowed organizations to integrate most backend data sources
 seamlessly. This latest version builds on that capability by allowing access
 from virtually any platform -- making CONNX truly universal across client and
 backend systems," stated Jon-Jacques Umphrey, senior product manager for
 SolutionsIQ's Software Products Division.
     "Many businesses have either intentionally or inadvertently adopted a
 'best of breed' approach to systems. Integrating those systems in order to
 leverage their most accurate, up-to-the-minute data and create a complete
 picture of the organization is necessary to allow informed fast decisions.
 Technologies like data warehousing, XML and MOM (Message Oriented Middleware)
 all attempt to solve this problem by incrementally moving data. CONNX allows
 this to happen virtually, in real-time with out having to create and move data
 files around," Umphrey added.
 
     About SolutionsIQ
     SolutionsIQ is a leading provider of simplified data access middleware,
 systems integration consulting and professional technical staffing. The
 Software Products Division, with its CONNX(R) software, brings EAI/universal
 data access technology to the enterprise by enabling access to all enterprise
 data, regardless of origin, through one interface. The company maintains
 strategic relationships with industry-leading companies including Microsoft
 Corp., Oracle, Computer Associates, IBM Corp. and Digital Equipment
 Corp./Compaq. Technical staffing and consulting clients include Microsoft,
 Nordstrom, Starbucks, and many others. SolutionsIQ develops and markets CONNX,
 a suite of standards-based data access software used by over 3,000 companies
 worldwide for mission critical applications requiring single point, real-time
 read/write access to disparate databases worldwide to give PC clients access
 to multiple databases. Founded in 1979, SolutionsIQ is headquartered in
 Bellevue, Wash. For more information, visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.connx.com/
     NOTE:  CONNX is a registered trademark of SolutionsIQ. All other
 trademarks are acknowledged.
 
     CONTACT:  Jon-Jacques Umphrey, Senior Product Manager of SolutionsIQ,
 425-451-2727, ext. 1438, or jumphrey@SolutionsIQ.com
 
 SOURCE  SolutionsIQ