iWay Software's Data Adapter for MUMPS – XML, SQL, JDBC, and ODBC-Based Enterprise Integration

Accelerating MUMPS Database Integration

iWay Software's intelligent MUMPS adapter provides highly efficient access to MUMPS data. The adapter is engineered in the same way as other iWay data adapters, so developers may use ANSI-standard SQL statements to access MUMPS data from any iWay tool. Third-party products can also access the adapter via iWay connectors, including ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC, XML, iWay Business Services (Web services), and others. In addition, data may be integrated with more than 300 other information sources, including other relational and nonrelational databases, transaction systems, custom or packaged applications, message-oriented middleware, XML documents, EDI networks, and more.

How iWay Intelligent Data Adapters Work Together

All iWay Intelligent Adapters are designed for consistent operation within iWay's robust middleware framework, thereby minimizing the skill sets required to use each database and support new projects. Each adapter consists of a communications interface, an SQL translator that manages adapter operations in either SQL or iWay's universal Data Manipulation Language (DML), and a database interface that translates ANSI SQL into native API calls. Multiple iWay adapters running on the same platform can all share communications and translation components for greater efficiency.

Highly Optimized for MUMPS

The iWay Intelligent Adapter for MUMPS receives ANSI-standard SQL requests and translates them into iWay's universal DML. These DML statements are used to access the target database using native MUMPS API calls to retrieve data targeted in the request. If required, the adapter will generate the appropriate iWay SQL and DML statements to perform cross-database joins with other data sources.

Special features and settings for iWay's MUMPS Adapter include:

  • Read/write capability
  • Automated metadata creation tools to embed transformation logic, views, joins, and virtual columns
  • Access to records containing repeating fields or groups of fields using the OCCURS attribute
  • Metadata USAGE attribute for redefinition of data types
  • Advanced interface tracing facility displaying API calls, messages, and return codes
  • Transaction locking

Special iWay Performance Features

The iWay adapter directly provides query control via the RECORDLIMIT feature to reduce communication traffic, CPU usage, and I/O activity. iWay's Resource Analyzer and Resource Governor products may also be used to analyze and control resources on a global basis independently of the adapter being used.