Raining Data Corporation has announced the version 1.6 of its innovative TigerLogic(TM) XML Workflow Management Server (XWMS) software. TigerLogic XWMS includes a visual designer tool that enables drag & drop creation and re-use of workflows that can be deployed to the XWMS runtime workflow engine. TigerLogic XWMS is bundled with Raining Data’s TigerLogic XML Data Management Server (XDMS) to provide a platform to support XML-centric applications.

As XML documents become more prevalent and as enterprises leverage common data across more applications, the need for XML data workflow management is becoming more important. Additionally, as applications and business processes have started moving away from being silos or watertight compartments of functionality and business logic to a loosely coupled architecture, the underlying data components that support the new architecture must move in the same direction. According to Gartner, “By 2010, more than 50 percent of early adopter organizations migrating toward SOA will fail at their first attempts, due to a lack of rigor in enforcing data governance and information management policies.”(1) The TigerLogic XWMS allows for enterprise Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) success by enforcing data governance & information management policies and enables the delivery of the “right” data to consumers or consuming applications such as SOA, Business Process Management (BPM), Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) data warehouse processes or RFID-enabled Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications.

“Organizations are using Enterprise-wide Information Management (EIM) programs to achieve process efficiency and improve data transparency across operational silos. One of the first steps in EIM is to formalize data governance and stewardship activities through automated workflows and collaborative solutions which include all forms of data and content throughout the business,” according to David Newman, Research Vice President at Gartner.

The TigerLogic platform delivers data governance by providing enterprises with the tools and technologies to effectively manage high-value data or information across the organization. It sits on top of current technologies like ESB, EAI or ETL, and helps organizations effectively manage data quality and information. The workflow designer allows enterprises to quickly model data governance workflows including collaboration among data stewards and then deploy data governance workflows to the runtime workflow engine for real time execution. An underlying XML data management server manages and persists the metadata plus operational data and provides audit information (who, what, when, where), improved visibility, data quality monitoring and reporting while harmonizing key information across enterprise systems.

TigerLogic Availability

Raining Data’s TigerLogic XWMS version 1.6 is scheduled for 1st quarter of 2007 availability on the Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms. The TigerLogic XWMS comes bundled with TigerLogic XDMS version 2.6.3 which is available on Windows, Linux and Solaris. TigerLogic XDMS 2.6.3 is available now and the upcoming 3.0 version scheduled release is 1st half of 2007.