Altova

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Altova
Type Private Subsidiary
Industry Computer software
Founded 1992
Headquarters Beverly, MA and Vienna, Austria
Area served Worldwide
Key people Alexander Falk
Website Altova homepage

Founded in 1992, Altova is a commercial software development company with headquarters in Beverly, MA, USA and Vienna, Austria that produces integrated XML, database, UML, and data management software development tools.

Company[edit]

Altova was founded in 1992 as an XML development software company.[1] Its software is used by more than 4 million users[1] and more than 100,000 companies globally,[2] including 91% of all Fortune 500 companies.[3] The first product was XMLSpy, and around the year 2000, Altova began to develop new tools to augment XMLSpy and expand into new areas of software development.[2] The CEO and president of Altova is Alexander Falk,[4] who has explained that the development of Altova software has occurred through the inclusion of features most requested by the users of previous program incarnations.[5] Falk is also the inventor behind Altova's patents.[6]

Altova software attempts to increase the efficiency of program use in order to reduce the amount of time needed for users to learn database software[7] and other tasks such as query execution.[8] Examples of Altova software includes the XML editor XMLSpy,[9] and MapForce, a data mapping tool.[10][11] Altova has also added XBRL capable programs to its XML software line,[12] including development tools.[13] In addition, they have included Web Services Description Language,[14] project management and Unified Modeling Language capabilities to their software.[15] Most recently, the company has introduced a mobile development environment called MobileTogether for developing cross-platform enterprise mobile solutions.[16]

Programs[edit]

  • XMLSpyXML editor for modeling, editing, transforming, and debugging XML technologies[17]
  • MapForce — any-to-any graphical data mapping, conversion, and integration tool[17]
    • MapForce FlexText — graphical utility for parsing flat files
  • StyleVision — multipurpose visual XSLT stylesheet design, multi-channel publishing, and report building tool[18]
  • UModelUML modeling tool[19]
  • DatabaseSpy — multi-database data management, query, and design tool[7]
  • DiffDog — XML-aware file, directory, and database differencing tool[10]
  • SchemaAgent — graphical XML Schema, XSLT, WSDL and management tool[17]
  • Authentic — WYSIWYG XML authoring tool and database content editor[20]
  • MissionKit — Altova's integrated suite of XML, SQL, and UML software tools[10]
  • MobileTogether — Cross-platform mobile development environment for enterprise app solutions[16]
  • FlowForce Server — Server software for managing automation of business processes[21]
  • RaptorXML Server — XML and XBRL server with support for XML validation, XBRL validation, and XSLT and XQuery processing[22]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ilija Šuša (July 28, 2009). "An Interview with Altova". XBRL Blog Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Alex Woodie (March 2, 2010). "Altova Adds DB2/400 Support to XML Development". IT Jungle. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Altova". CrunchBase. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Altova Adds Support for Health and Financial Industry-Specific Regulatory Standards". Database Trends and Applications. October 28, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ Michael Desmond (November 11, 2009). "Altova Updates MissionKit Suite". Visual Studio Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Patent: US 7200816". April 3, 2007. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Sean McCown (April 9, 2007). "Altova DatabaseSpy makes DBs user-friendly". InfoWorld. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ Scott Mitchell (October 2007). "Manage databases, easier FTP, and clustered caching". MSDN Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ John K. Waters (May 15, 2008). "JavaOne Wrap-Up: New Products from dotFX, Canoo, Coverity, Infragistics, More". Application Development Trends. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c Adrian Bridgwater (February 22, 2011). "Altova Aims For Eye-Catching XML Power". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ Jeff Levinson (August 28, 2008). "Performing Comparisons with Team Foundation Server". Visual Studio Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ Ken Cox (March 1, 2009). "Altova MissionKit Boasts XBRL Savvy". Visual Studio Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ Joab Jackson (May 19, 2009). "Nevada tags financial data". GCN Magazine. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ "News Briefs". SD Times. December 1, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ T. Michael Testi (February 10, 2010). "Software Review: UModel 2010 from Altova". Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b David Ramel (May 20, 2014). "Mobile Development Product Watch: Cross-Platform Is King". ADT Magazine. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c "Altova simplifies building Web services". Computerwoche. February 15, 2006. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ David Utter (June 27, 2006). "Three Is The Magic XML Number". WebProNews. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  19. ^ John Dorsey (September 13, 2007). "Altova Tools Add OOXML and Improved Database Support". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  20. ^ Adrian Bridgwater (September 24, 2012). "Altova Conjures Up XML Alchemy". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  21. ^ Andrew Nusca (April 30, 2013). "Altova debuts enterprise server software trio". ZDNet. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  22. ^ David Rubinstein (April 24, 2013). "Altova announces RaptorXML validation server". SD Times. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  23. ^ The SD Times 100, 2010: A Noble Gathering of Leaders. [The SD Times 100, 2010: A Noble Gathering of Leaders]
  24. ^ "Cool Vendors in Application Development, New Tools". Gartner Report. 2009. 
  25. ^ "IN-DEPTH: 2009 Readers Choice Awards". Visual Studio Magazine. August 1, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  26. ^ "2009 Windows IT Pro Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards". Windows IT Pro Magazine. November 19, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  27. ^ Amy Eisenberg (November 7, 2007). "Best of Connections 2007 Winners!". Windows IT Pro Magazine. 
  28. ^ "Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards". Retrieved February 6, 2013. 

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