XAware Upgrades Open Source Data Integration Software

XAware Inc. is shipping an upgrade to its open source data integration software. XAware 5.1 improves the ability to create and manage composite data services for SOA, RIA and Software as a Service apps.

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XAware Inc. is shipping an upgrade to its open source data integration software. XAware 5.1 improves the ability to create and manage composite data services for SOA, RIA (Rich Internet Applications), and Software as a Service, company execs say.

XAware project uses an Eclipse based designer to let devs build, test and debug XML data views. The runtime engine is based on the Spring framework, and supports integration with ESB (Enterprise Services Buses) and BPEL (Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) engines, including ActiveBPEL.

XAware 5.1 upgrades include:
  • Enhanced text processing
  • Better support for REST operation creation and testing
  • Enhanced XML Schema management and validation
  • Improved MySQL and DB2 stored procedure support
  • A new JMX BizComponent for greater monitoring control


  • The XAware development team worked closely with its XAware user community to improve the software and add new functionality. Users have downloaded more than 150,000 copies of XAware in the last five months, making XAware one of the top 100 projects on Sourceforge.net, the world's largest open source developers site.

    "The exceptional download rate and enthusiastic community involvement in the early months of the XAware project have been very gratifying," Kirstan Vandersluis, XAware chief scientist said in a statement. "Developers from around the world have been instrumental in helping to optimize XAware through feature requests, identifying bugs and providing feedback that will be important for the future direction of the product."

    XAware said its data integration software makes it easy for developers to access and integrate data from any source. In addition, because the software enables users to build composite data services, it increases the productivity of other development tools and frameworks. The composite data services provide real-time access to information and the ability to abstract, transform, aggregate and mashup data, XAware said.

    XAware 5.1 is available for free use under the GPLv2 license as well as via a commercial license.



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