Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teiid Designer Progressing

We've made substantial progress toward a full release of Teiid Designer 6.0.0. Taking a half million lines of Java code into open source has been a daunting task and we're almost there.

To hold you over until 6.0.0 is ready, we released a second SNAPSHOT for download. This SNAPSHOT provides full functionality of Designer's Preview Data feature as well as delivering native JDBC driver templates to assist in quickly getting you set up to import your source schema for model creation. All you'll need to provide are the driver jar's themselves.

Note the following features are not fully functional due to Extension metamodel problems incurred as a result of our EMF upgrade from version 2.1 to 2.4.
  • Extension model creation and editing
  • Web Service as Relational Source Model importer
  • XML Schema as Relational Source Model importer
  • Salesforce as Relational Source Model importer
So install this latest pre-release version and try out Designer's data virtualization modeling framework. Import from multiple, related or disparate data sources. Does your data reside in different databases or systems? Got DB2, Oracle and SQL Server? Doesn't matter. Teiid Designer can import your schema and create reusable, queriable relational models. Transform your data into virtual views or tables that better represent your business needs.

Want to go further? Create a Virtual Database of your models in Designer and execute queries against the VDB deployed in Teiid embedded within Designer to exercise the power of federated data access.

... oh... and give us your feedback!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Teiid Update..

Today Teiid Designer team released a snapshot relase of upcoming 6.0.0 release kit. This version of Designer works with the Teiid 6.0.0 release. We were able to release the Teiid embedded runtime ahead of the time, however this snapshot release is significant as this provides much needed tooling support for the Teiid 6.0.0.

If you are using Teiid pre-6.0.0, you would need to download both Designer and Embedded kits. Apart from fixing many issues, the release introduces the support for native vendor driver support for Oracle, DB2, SQL Server. Teiid previously already supported MySQL, Derby, PostGres along with Data Direct specific JDBC drivers and various XML and Text sources. We will be adding more supported drivers in future releases, however, if you are looking for support for a specific data source and one is not available, please let us know.

In this release, you would be able to import metadata, and preview data and build a connector in one easy step. Thanks and kudos for new classpath editor and workflow changes by elivisisking which removed hassle of manually setting the classpath for connectors, which makes creating Connector automatic in a snap!

Please note to support this snapshot release we have re-kitted the Teiid 6.0.0 embedded kit with some necessary patches, so if in case you have downloaded the Teiid 6.0.0 before, please download it again for the updated one.

Thank you.