WSO2 makes SQL SOA friendly; DBAs can create data-based Web Services in minutes!

Mountain View, CA – October 7, 2008 – WSO2, the open source SOA company, is helping database administrators and programmers to play a central role in SOA. Its new WSO2 Data Services solution, which launched this week, provides easy access to data via Web services, and WSO2 online training gets users up and running quickly.

Many enterprises want to use Web services to tap data enclosed in databases, corporate applications, and even Excel spreadsheets. But until now, SOA solutions have required a knowledge of Java programming to pull data into a Web service—limiting involvement to IT team members with this expertise.

With the WSO2 Data Services solution, DBAs and database programmers now can contribute to a company’s SOA by creating WS-* style Web services and REST-style Web resources based on enterprise data—in as little as three minutes. All that is required is a knowledge of the industry-standard SQL language.

The WSO2 Data Services solution is built on powerful, award-winning Data Services functionality within the WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSAS) , which is already being used by nearly 75 percent of WSO2’s customers. For more information, view the WSO2 Data Services press release, or download the product here.

Training and White Paper: Data Services Best Practices

WSO2 is offering a live online training course “Introduction to Data Services” that will run on Wednesday, October 8 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. GMT) and Thursday, October 9 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT). This course, priced at $199, will review key data service concepts for accessing data via Web services. Participants also will get a hands-on introduction to exposing a single database table, multiple tables (joined via SQL), a stored procedure, and a CSV file as individual Web services.

WSO2 also has published a new white paper that provides an overview of how WSO2 Data Services has been designed to expose data as Web services.