Linxter Delivers SQL Server Integration Via Cloud

Linxter Inc. is delivering open source Microsoft SQL Server integration service via the cloud. Under Linxter’s offering, .NET developers and DBAs can use current .NET skills to connect distributed applications and systems with their SQL servers – without the need to build or expose web services.

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Linxter Inc. is delivering open source Microsoft SQL Server integration service via the cloud. Under Linxter’s offering, .NET developers and DBAs can use current .NET skills to connect distributed applications and systems with their SQL servers – without the need to build or expose web services. 

Linxter Inc. is delivering open source Microsoft SQL Server integration service via the cloud. Under Linxter’s offering, .NET developers and DBAs can use current .NET skills to connect distributed applications and systems with their SQL servers – without the need to build or expose web services. 

The offering also includes a variety of sample apps and services based on Linxter’s in-the-cloud communication plumbing,” the company said in a statement.

Devs who want to create programs that can exchange data with their database server won’t need to have integration or web services technical skills because Linxter provides its cloud-based integration solution using a plug and play communication infrastructure that can be accessed with traditional SQL coding skills, a company executive said.

Devs can also download the Linxter-Microsoft SQL integration source code, modifying it, and creating a Linxter account to control backend permissions and restrictions, the company said. While it’s better for developers to improve the source code themselves, they can contact Linxter to find someone who has already worked with the technology, according to the company.

Inside Linxter’s Integration in the Cloud
Linxter is an information broker that enables and governs message-based data exchange between any .NET applications or services that can connect to the Internet. 

Linxter encapsulates the complexities of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and eliminates many technical barriers to integration architecture, including:

  • Message Polling
  • Transactional Queues
  • Endpoint Reconfiguration
  • Encryption and Authentication
  • Internet Connection Retries
  • Non-repudiation and
  • File Chunking


Utilizing SOA, Linxter provide a scalable, redundant, and flexible framework for sending messages securely and reliably over the Internet.  Based on open standards, Linxter’s cloud-based integration solution consists of three components.

  • Linxter Internet Service Bus -- The Linxter ISB is the hosted, collective set of back-end services that processes messages between programs.
  • Linxter Software Development Kit -- The Linxter SDK contains the API needed to integrate applications with the Linxter ISB. The Linxter SDK is currently supported on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008. Future versions of it will support Silverlight, Windows Mobile, Java, and JavaME and C++.
  • Linxter Web Manager -- The Web Manager is the interface used to administer Linxter enabled programs and developer accounts.

Linxter’s cloud integration services are “firewall-friendly” and provide “secure, reliable, well-governed, asynchronous data exchange,” the company added.




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