iAnywhere, which leads the field in tiny, embeddable databases, plans to update its offering later this year with support for key Web services standards and new ties to Microsoft's .Net world.
The next release of iAnywhere's SQL Anywhere Studio, code-named Banff, will add support for SOAP, WSDL and other key Web services standards, Chris Kleisath, director of engineering, told CRN on Monday.
"The marketing cloud hanging over Web services for the past year is starting to coalesce, and some real standards are starting to emerge around XML," Kleisath said.
Being able to serve up data to Web services and to receive it that way will help integrators tie mobile devices running SQL Anywhere into legacy landlocked-systems, observers said.
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