The Big Picture

Building a complete Systems Integrations Platform

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A picture is worth 1000 wordsNotice that Step 9 of The XML Document Rendering Process calls for an XSLT, which calls for DesignerXSL.

UBT has the best foundation for implementing B2B. Truth. TransactXML Server is a Mission Critical server. It takes “data” (from devices, databases, satellite feeds, machines) through a “Simple by example” TransactXML Driver Development Kit” that allows tight integration with any data you can find. Most data comes from sources that a driver has already been developed for so you can immediately use DesignerXML – “Point and Click Programming” to quickly serve up your data as XML. Quickly. There is even a driver developed that links the Java runtime kernel (via JNI) allowing you to gather data from a Java routine that can do anything Java can do to produce data – it is quite unlike the DB2 driver which supports stored procedures or SQL to produce the data.

The only input into TransactXML is an XML file that was written by DesignerXML. TransactXML is built upon XMLFoundation, just like Xfer is. Everywhere XMLFoundation is – everything is(AIX ,HPUX,Solaris, Linux, Linux64, Windows(64), Win Mobile, Android, and iOS).   The port to AS/400 will be easy. It’s simple to program the TransactXML server through DesignerXML “Point and click” programming.

On a project like NCIS 2000 where “Complete Integration” includes what we called “Islands of technology” such as Linear Accelerators, CAT Scan, and all hospital devices that produce data. This solution is the best available. TransactXML did not exist back then or we would have used it and written very little code in the server.   I expect there will be more multi-billion dollar integration projects to come.

This is the best solution not only for the large and complex integration projects but also for Distributed Systems. Distributed Systems do not need to be XML based, there are more efficient data formats besides XML. Distributed systems need something like RMI or RPC or IIOP. The aforementioned protocols work great on your LAN or in your VPN, they do not work so great for inter-business connectivity.

Xfer bridges all the networking situations that might arise between devices within your hospitals, banks, stores or locations that you are integrating. Data delivery is a part of complete transactional integrity. Xfer allows you to eliminate some “store and forward” repositories with a direct connection. That replaces a “They got it – we trust they will do it” with a “They did it”. It also reduces development effort and failure points.

Xfer allows you to invoke a method 7 subnets away from you and get a confirmation of success. Very rarely will you need more than a single switchboard in a connect path, but look how complex it can get:

A | B | C |~D |E |~F| G

That is a valid connection path – all the way to “G”.   “G” does not care where you came from. “G” only demands that you know a user name and password that you ciphered the transaction with.

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