WSO2 trains developers on advanced techniques for exposing enterprise data as Web services

Mountain View, CA – November 7, 2008 – Developers bear the burden of making SOAs work. With enterprise data stored in so many disparate systems, the business processes that developers build are limited in the impact they can have within an architecture. WSO2, the open source SOA company, gives developers the ability to expose and aggregate data as Web services, thereby unlocking information from the multiple sources being tapped by SOAs.

WSO2 addresses the data access challenge with the Data Services functionality of the WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSAS) , winner of this year’s Product of the Year award in the Data Services/Integration category. The open source WSAS Web services engine, based on Apache Axis2, provides a secure, transactional and reliable runtime to create, consume and deploy Web services. More recently, in October 2008, WSO2 launched its standalone Data Services solution, designed for database administrators and programmers.

Training: Advanced Data Services

WSO2 will teach developers advanced techniques for taking corporate data and exposing it as Web services within their SOAs. The live, online trainingwill be held November 10 and 11, 2008.

The WSO2 “Advanced Data Services” live, online training course for developers will run on Monday, November 10 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. GMT in the UK and Europe) and Tuesday, November 11 (9 a.m.-12 p.m. PST in North America). The course, priced at $199, will review advanced techniques for using Data Services capabilities in the WSAS.

In working with relational databases, attendees will learn how to expose a single database table as a service, join multiple tables, use nested queries, dynamically change queries, access stored procedures and functions, invoke a service using a URL, parameterize a service; connect to a data source bound to a JNDI name, access data services using a Java client, and more.

WSO2 Data Services Whitepaper

WSO2 also has published a new white paper that demonstrates how WSO2 Data Services has been designed to reduce redundancy in data access. The paper explores the differences in traditional data access methods, which are specific to each data source, with the “service-enablement” approach to exposing data.