Lindon, Utah-based Corda Technologies Inc. has announced PopChart 4.0, a Web-based charting and graphing product that enables users to deliver and use charts and graphs as a Web service.

The product supports XML as well as .Net and Java paradigms for implementing Web services, according to the company. Information can be exchanged between databases via XML to enhance e-commerce and business intelligence applications. Additionally, data visualization has been enhanced via inclusion of PDF and EPS outputs. Chart and graph development is made easier via the visual design and development tool, PopChart Builder, which includes a Windows True Type font converter for double-byte character support.

Mirror Image touts Web services vision

Mirror Image Internet Inc. has announced plans to leverage its global CDN (content delivery network) architecture to speed the delivery of Web services over the Internet.

The Woburn, Mass.-based company plans to use its existing CAP (Content Access Point) CDN architecture to publish, deploy, and add services on top of forthcoming Web services. The CAP network is used to accelerate the delivery of content and video over the Internet by serving content closer to end-users. The company plans to push into the application space to address challenges with Web services delivery, according to Bob Hammond, senior vice president of the advanced technology group and general manger of Web services at Mirror Image.

Ascential jumps into Web services fray

Ascential Software Corp. is ramping up real-time data transformation and integration capabilities between incompatible Web services in a move designed to speed deployment of Web services by solving data compatibility problems.

The company is expanding its DataStage integration platform to support the connection of incompatible applications key to Web services. Customers will be able to specify integration tasks within DataStage to make results available as a Web service. This is designed for those enterprises that already have invested in connecting to their mainframe and server-based data systems and do not see the need to invest in an additional connectivity framework, the company said.