US-based chipmaker Intel has entered the software market with a module that accelerates XML processing for running business services on its servers.
According to Intel, it has launched a Java library of XML accelerating software that can be plugged into JAX-P, a modern Java application for XML parsing. The library includes an XML parser and schema validator that tells an application that XML documents or data are arriving in a format it can use.
The company said that XML is an established technology in service-oriented architecture (SOA) and it sees competitive advantage in getting it to run faster on its platform. According to Evans Data, a research firm focused on developer preferences, 42% of developers working on enterprise software rely on XML.
According to ZapThink, an SOA market research firm, the market for XML and SOA products and services is increasing at a rate of 50% a year, and will amount to a $33.8 billion market by 2010.
We’ve seen 200% to 500% performance increases. It was higher than we expected, said Steve Pettit, a marketer for Intel’s software solutions group. We take advantage of Intel multicore multithreading, that allows the libraries to handle large XML files more efficiently.
The Intel XML Software suite will also run on AMD-based servers.
The suite will be available for developers later in this quarter at a price of $499. The company added that server runtime licenses cost $4,999 per two-way server and two licenses are required for a four-way server, with four dual-core chips.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates