[Johannesburg, 20 February 2003] - OpenLink Software, a leading provider of universal data access and enterprise information integration middleware, announces the commercial release date of Virtuoso 3.0 - the latest edition of its cross platform Virtual Database for SQL, XML and Web Services. The new release enables transparent and concurrent access in real-time to heterogeneous data sources that include ODBC/JDBC/OLE DB/.NET-accessible databases, XML documents and data-set-oriented Web services.
Virtuoso provides access to heterogeneous data sources through industry standard data access interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, .NET Data Providers, XML, XPath, and XQuery. It also integrates transparently with runtime environments for distributed computing such as Microsoft .NET, Mono and J2EE, enabling the creation and hosting of WSDL-compliant XML Web Services, Stored Procedures, Functions, Triggers and User Defined Types that are written in Java or any .NET bound language.
Virtuoso 3.0 is currently available in public beta form for the following platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix. It will be commercially available during the first week of March 2003.