Trillium Data Quality Gets a Web Services Facelift.Trillium trillium or wake-robin (trĭl`ēəm), any plant of the large genus Trillium, attractive spring wildflowers of the family Liliaceae (lily family), native to North America and E Asia. Software has started to ship a J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) A platform from Sun for building distributed enterprise applications. J2EE services are performed in the middle tier between the user's machine and the enterprise's databases and legacy information systems. web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. interface for its data quality management software.
Billerica, Massachusetts-based Trillium, which operates as a division of direct marketing services firm Harte-Hanks Inc, claims to be the first data quality vendor to offer universal connectivity to any J2EE-compliant web application server.
The Trillium web services interface is offered as an optional component of the latest Trillium Software System 7.5. The 7.5 release introduces new features such as Wizard-driven automation for creating custom parameters and business rules and a French language version of the standard user interface menu.
The web services interface is deployed in a J2EE-based web application server, implemented either as a web service or as an Enterprise Java Bean See JavaBeans. . All of Trillium's data quality functions can be accessed via a single function call from any J2EE-based application server.
Trillium's move into web services has also paved the way for the development of custom data quality interfaces for IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) Corp's WebSphere and BEA Systems BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) is one of the major companies developing enterprise infrastructure software. BEA makes middleware, products that help software run on top of databases. Inc's WebLogic web application servers. Trillium said a customized version for Microsoft.NET is also in the works.
Additionally, Trillium also announced the release of its Director client-server integration software, another optional add-on for its core Trillium Software System.
Director is designed to optimize data quality processing in high-transaction volume environments. The application not only facilitates easy connection to enterprise applications but also provides a number of controls that efficiently load-balance quality requests and governs transaction flows across multiple designated servers.
Web services are being touted as a new way to significantly decrease the cost of integrating and distributing data across enterprises.