Published on 19-Sep-2008
Validated on 24 May 2012
Integrated Data Management, Leveraging Information
Since its inception in 1976, BeaconIT has been a leading company in the Japanese software industry
Needed a product to help with increasing compliance needs and handle the steadily increasing data volumes.
BeaconIT realized that there is significant value in the pureXML capabilities of DB2 9 and migrated some of its key applications from Tamino XML Server to DB2 9 pureXML.
The migration to DB2 9 pureXML will bring cost savings to existing and new BeaconIT customers
BeaconIT migrates to IBM DB2 pureXML
Beacon Information Technology, Inc. (BeaconIT)
• IBM DB2® 9 pureXML™
Since its inception in 1976, BeaconIT has been a leading company in the Japanese software industry. BeaconIT product offerings address all major computing platforms, ranging from mainframes to UNIX-based servers to PCs and are underpinned by an extensive customer-service system providing consultation, system development, support and system integration.
As provider of several XML-based software solutions running on top of Tamino XML Server, BeaconIT realized that there is significant value in the pureXML capabilities of DB2 9 and migrated some of its key applications from Tamino XML Server to DB2 9 pureXML. With this migration decision, BeaconIT expects to better meet its own and its customers’ business needs. These are next generation XML solutions based on an adoption of IBM DB2 9 pureXML technology by BeaconIT, who has provided XML database solutions for a portfolio of more than 300 customers.
Beginning in 2007, BeaconIT has released several new products that use DB2 9 as the underlying XML database. These products include Data Management suites for Compliance Workflow and Data Entry, a Data Empowerment Suite for Knowledge Sharing and a Web information portal called InfoScoop. With compliance becoming increasingly significant and data volumes steadily increasing, these new products contribute to maximizing the customer’s system value, by using advanced technology in the company’s existing assets, and providing high availability and easy system integration through XML technologies.
BeaconIT Data Management Suite for Compliance Workflow
The Data Management Suite for Compliance Workflow provides an infrastructure to control the display processing, process processing and application data handling independently, as well as to control each workflow step. The suite also generates logs that can be used as an audit trail.
BeaconIT Data Management Suite for Data Entry
BeaconIT Data Empowerment Suite for Knowledge Sharing
The Data Empowerment Suite for Knowledge Sharing provides an easy way to develop Web contents without HTML knowledge and take control over the publishing, circulation and approval processes. This suite also takes care of the data layer abstraction, using DB2 9 pure XML database as the back end.
InfoScoop is a Web information portal, with a Web interface developed using Web 2.0 and Ajax technologies with the goal of improving productivity and usability, exploiting the power of SOA technology. The J2EE BPEL language and DB2 pureXML database are the key to the high stability and scalability of the portal application. One of the early customers of InfoScoop is the Tokyo UFJ Bank, where the InfoScoop information portal is serving more than 10,000 people.
The migration to DB2 9 pureXML will bring cost savings to existing and new BeaconIT customers, as DB2 provides out of the box support for standard XML technologies (XQuery, XPath, SQL/XML and XML schema), a seamless integration of XML and relational data in a hybrid engine and an easy to setup and low-cost, high-availability solution.
Products and services used
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
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