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Cast Iron Systems' iA3000

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No matter what technology you're considering as part of your service-oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation, you'll still have to undertake mundane data integration tasks. Whether you're a midsize organization that needs a full data integration solution, or a large enterprise working on a department-level integration project, Cast Iron Systems' Application iA3000 3.3 can reduce the complexity, time and costs associated with the job.

Unlike conventional EAI products, such as those from BEA Systems, IBM, TIBCO Software and webMethods--which require extra configuration to integrate an RDBMS, added licenses to communicate with enterprise applications, such as those from SAP, and can cost more than $250,000--Cast Iron's $125,000 iA3000 is a self-contained appliance with true out-of-the-box integration capabilities.

There's no need to copy JAR files or configure ODBC DSNs with the iA3000; simply point it at an RDBMS, give it the proper credentials, and the appliance can instantly communicate and integrate the resource into an orchestration. This is the evolution of integration, if not revolution.

Cast Iron Systems iA3000 offers a full palette of activities, including Web Services and SAP connectivity.

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