DataDirect Identifies Top Benefits for XQuery + SOA

As XQuery language becomes more widely used by corporate IT, a DataDirect Technologies exec outlines ways for how XQuery combines with SOA to better connect disparate data sources and simplify data management.

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As XQuery language becomes more widely used by corporate IT, a DataDirect Technologies exec outlines ways for how XQuery combines with SOA to better connect disparate data sources and simplify data management.

Carlo Innocenti, senior XML program manager at DataDirect, offers these powerful tips to leverage XQuery technologies to support SOA implementations.
  • XQuery and XML can be used to provide an abstraction layer between the many different data sources IT organizations need to deal with as well as the variety of client applications that need to be built.
  • XQuery allows application developers to ignore the physical details of the data sources being accessed, while preserving scalability and performance.
  • With XQuery, architects and developers can provide fast and scalable access to a variety of data types equally, including RDBMS stores, large XML documents, Web services, EDI files or even flat files.
  • Because most SOA implementation rely heavily on XML, XQuery is a natural language to access and provide SOA endpoints.


  • DataDirect is developer of a powerful XQuery provides processing engine. DataDirect XQuery provides the out-of-the-box ability to consume Web services and to expose XQueries developed by users as WSDL/SOAP or REST based Web services without any additional coding and in the context of a variety of application servers.

    At DataDirect, Innocenti is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the XML products group including DataDirect XQuery, DataDirect XML Converters and Stylus Studio.



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