iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., today announced the release of a
new technology called QAnywhere. QAnywhere, a part of SQL Anywhere Studio, is a
new messaging technology that makes it possible for application developers to
send and receive messages between mobile applications and enterprise systems.
iAnywhere, with an ear to customer requests, provided a
allowed developers to work offline, collect data, and then synchronize it
later with back-end databases. Customers then indicated a desire to work
with other back-end systems, specifically with back-end messaging systems,
including JMS (Java Message Service), or vendors like IBM's MQSeries
or TIBCO. iAnywhere decided to streamline the process with the
introduction of a 'store and forward' messaging technology called
QAnywhere, for mobile users.
Senior Product Manager at iAnywhere Solutions describes 'store and forward'
messaging by saying, "It's almost easier to talk about what it
isn't. This isn't email messaging, or instant messaging, or SMS, or anything
like that. This is the paradigm where you have an application at either end,
they create messages, put them in a queue, and the application on the other end
picks them up."
This extends the back-end integration option for developers
to include messaging to support JMS, which leverages the existing mobile
architecture that is already in place so that mobile database customers can
continue to use what they have as well as integrate with back-end systems other
than strictly enterprise databases.
Since QAnywhere is built on top of an existing architecture,
many of the features already in the mobile database synchronization technology
can be picked up--for example, security. SQL Anywhere Studio has the ability
to not only encrypt data on the device but also to encrypt the stream that is
sent back and forth. Similarly, the new messaging technology will encrypt
messages as they are stored on the device as well as while they are being
transmitted to the back-end system.
In addition to security, QAnywhere is able to recover those
messages that succumb to a crash in the same way SQL Anywhere would recover
data and transactions on the database side. It is a well know fact that wireless
networks are not the most stable connections. Coverage can drop, or a user
might be roaming between networks, which can mean different IP addresses. SQL Anywhere
is already equipped to work with the inherent problems of wireless networks and
now QAnywhere messaging technology leverages those same techniques. If a large
message is dropped in mid-transfer, QAnywhere will pick up where it left
off--there is no need to re-transmit the entire message.
iAnywhere already had the functionality in their mobile
database to initiate a connection with a mobile user and send data down to that
user's last known address, even if he were roaming between different networks.
Similarly, push notification is available with messaging--enterprise messages can
be pushed out to the appropriate user.
QAnywhere is always available--users can work offline,
synchronizing their data later Not only will mobile applications integrate with back-end
databases but also with back-end messaging systems. Users will synchronize data
in the mornings and then work offline during the day. They will have all of
the data they need to do their job. At the same time, they will also be able
to take an order, or do anything else that needs to hit their back-end system
as a message. Using QAnywhere, they will be able to send those messages
instantly or queue them to be delivered when they get back to the office. In
addition, rules can be set up, filtering which messages should be sent
immediately and which held for the end of the day, providing a cost-effective
method to transmit messages.
QAnywhere is available immediately in SQL Anywhere Studio
can visit www.ianywhere.com/qanywhere
to download the free SQL Anywhere
Developer Edition and to register for a QAnywhere technical webcast.
About SQL Anywhere Studio
SQL Anywhere Studio is a comprehensive package that provides data management
and enterprise data synchronization, enabling the rapid development and
deployment of database-powered applications. With more than 8 million
deployed seats, SQL Anywhere Studio powers embedded database applications in
desktop, server, mobile and remote office environments.
iAnywhere is the worldwide market leader in mobile and embedded databases,
mobile middleware and mobile and remote device management. More than 15,000
customers and 1,000 partners rely on the company's award-winning enterprise
products, including SQL Anywhere Studio and XcelleNet frontline solutions.
In addition, its AvantGo mobile Internet service has more than ten million
registered subscribers. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:
SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more