Enosys Markets Becomes Calit2 Partner

Yannis PapakonstantinouEnosys Markets, a San Diego-based software firm, is the newest corporation to sign on as an industrial partner of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. Enosys (pronounced en-OH-sis and derived from the Greek word for 'unity') donated a software/license to Calit² for a data integration platform that enables businesses to rapidly integrate and query distributed information sources. The software will be used by Calit²'s KDELab, a joint effort between San Diego Supcercomputer Center (SDSC), Computer Science and Engineering Department, UCSD and Department of Information and Computer Science, UCI.

"We are excited about our involvement in research underway under the auspices of Calit²," says Yannis Papakonstantinou, co-founder of Enosys Markets and an assistant professor in the Computer Science Engineering department of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. "Our Enosys Business Integration Infrastructure delivers real-time integrated information from multiple sources, so it's ideal for interdisciplinary research teams in various locations within and beyond the firewall." Based on state-of-the-art XML-based query, mediation and transformation technology, the Enosys solution integrates at the data layer-eliminating cost and complexity from the application layer, and providing faster time to market.

According to Papakonstantinou, Enosys offers the first end-to-end XML-based platform for building applications that require integration and querying of data of distributed and heterogeneous information sources. The system allows the application to issue XML queries (using the upcoming XQuery standard) to distributed information sources, which may include relational databases, web services, and legacy information sources. A set of supporting tools allows users to easily customize the integration and to produce web front-ends that display information from distributed sources.

Calit² expects to use this system to integrate information sources in the "back end" and retrieve data in XML form so that it can then be sent to client devices on the wireless network. "It will provide a useful testbed to test concepts for repackaging XML data for delivery to a variety of endpoint devices in a wireless Web," says Larry Smarr, director of Calit². "It will also provide a testbed to conduct research on extensions needed for Calit² applications that deal with specialized information, such as geospatial information (for environmental applications from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) and images and other bioinformatics data from the Alliance for Cell Signalling and the anticipated Biomedical Information Research Network project."

For more information on Enosys Markets, visit www.enosysmarkets.com.