Kapow focuses on Web data services

Kapow Web Data Server 7.0 enables mashups, as well as business intelligence, SOA, and content migration apps

Looking to leap ahead in the Web data services market -- which includes mashups -- Kapow Technologies on Tuesday will ship Kapow Web Data Server 7.0, offering what the company says are enterprise capabilities in scalability, performance, and security.

Formerly called Kapow Mashup Server, Web Data Server enables IT to quickly build and deploy data feeds and services for new applications by integrating developments efforts into a single platform that requires no coding. Kapow Data Server can serve data up for mashup applications or for business intelligence, SOA, and content migration.

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Version 7.0 combines all Kapow products and functionality into a single platform, according to the company. New features include browser engine compliance for handling complex Web data sources such as JavaScript, a point-and-click IDE, URL blocking to eliminate unwanted content, scalability improvements, and a browser-based scheduler to automate data refresh and synchronization.

"More and more companies recognize that Web data services are essential to support their growing needs for collaboration, automation, and reporting," said Stefan Andreasen, Kapow founder and CTO, in a statement released by the company. "The Kapow Web Server 7.0 is perfect for any application where having the right data at the right time is vital."

Through Kapow "robots" technology, standard Web protocols and security mechanisms are used to automate interaction with Web sites and access underlying data and business logic.

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