BEA Systems has announced the release of AquaLogic Data Services 2.1, for unifying data assets from disparate sources. Version 2.1 adds support for Microsoft's ADO.Net (Active Data Objects), enabling native access to this data. Previously, access required use of Web services.
"Through a set of tooling and runtime support, we provide this interoperability with .Net," said Paul Patrick, vice president and chief architect at BEA.
BEA's technology previously was known as Liquid Data. AquaLogic Data Services is applicable in SOA, helping to service-enable data to build composite applications such as Web applications and portals.
Uniform auditing of events across heterogeneous sources also is featured in the new version. Operational monitoring to capture metrics associated with data service executions boosts SLA tracking in Version 2.1.