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Altova MissionKit Version 2015 Release 4

Available June 10, 2015, Version 2015 Release 4 introduces new functionality to greatly increase validation speeds for XML and XBRL, offer additional XBRL tools, add even more flexibility to data integration processes, and more.

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Altova Server Products v2015r4

Version 2015 Release 4 of Altova Server Software is also available starting June 10, 2015 with enhanced support for automation of data validation, processing, and integration jobs.

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v2015r4 is a free upgrade for any customer with a valid Support and Maintenance Package.

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New in XMLSpy Version 2015 Release 4

New in XMLSpy 2015r4EnterpriseProfessional
Integration with installed RaptorXML Servers for lightning-fast validation of XML files and projects..
Integration with installed RaptorXML+XBRL Servers for lightning-fast validation of XBRL files & XBRL Formula execution..
EDGAR filing validation .
Support for SQLite databases..


Integration with installed RaptorXML Servers

RaptorXML Server is a lightning-fast XML validation and transformation engine that benefits from the parallel processing power afforded by multi-core servers. Now XMLSpy users can take advantage of a RaptorXML Server installed on the same network to harness the speed provided by multi-core execution. This makes validation of large and complex XML documents faster than was ever possible before – directly inside XMLSpy. Developers can also take advantage of this integration to validate entire XMLSpy projects at warp speed.

It’s easy to connect to your installed RaptorXML Server(s) using the Tools menu in XMLSpy, shown to the right.

This functionality makes RaptorXML Server even more useful for development teams, because they can now take advantage of a single shared RaptorXML Server to greatly speed up large validation jobs in XMLSpy - anywhere from 6 - 18 times faster! See test results below.

Fast XML validation using RaptorXML

Integration with installed RaptorXML+XBRL Servers

In addition to lightning-fast XML and project-based validation described above, integration of XMLSpy with RaptorXML+XBRL Server provides advantages to developers working with XBRL data in XMLSpy. This includes extremely fast validation of XBRL documents, as well as quicker execution of XBRL Formula calculations, enabling faster and more efficient XBRL development.

It’s easy to run a validation job on RaptorXML Server or RaptorXML+XBRL Server by choosing Validate XML on Server from the XML Menu or pressing Ctrl+F8. You can also click the corresponding tool bar button, which lets you additionally select EDGAR validation options for XBRL documents (more about EDGAR in the section below).

Validation Speed Results

Running validation jobs in XMLSpy via integration with installed RaptorXML Servers provides a significant increase in project validation speeds. For example, we compared validation speeds in XMLSpy alone on a typical developer's machine [Win7 32bit, Core2 Duo E8600 3.3GHz (2 cores), 4GB RAM] against validation speeds using a common RaptorXML Server configuration [Linux server 64bit, Xeon E5-2630 2.3GHz (12 cores), 128GB RAM] from inside XMLSpy over a 1 GB network. Results* from a variety of test cases include:

.Examples folder (as it comes with XMLSpy). 8.5 times faster.
.CityGML 2.0 (6 files loaded from http://www.citygml.org/index.php?id=1539 ). 6.5 times faster.
.AirBase (41 files loaded from http://acm.eionet.europa.eu/databases/airbase/airbasexml/index_html ).9 times faster.
.SEC Filings (1229 files loaded from http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/monthly/xbrlrss-2014-01.xml ).18.5 times faster.






*Performance results based on Altova internal tests. Your results may vary.

Quick XBRL validation using RaptorXML

EDGAR validation

EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) is a system that performs automated collection, validation, and indexing of financial statements filed by companies to the United States SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). XMLSpy users can now take advantage of RaptorXML+XBRL Server to perform EDGAR validation prior to submitting files to the SEC. This is one of the most often requested XBRL-related features.

It’s easy to select this option from the XMLSpy toolbar for XBRL validation (see screenshot above).

Please note: RaptorXML+XBRL Server is required for EDGAR file validation in XMLSpy.

Support for SQLite databases

SQLite is becoming increasingly popular on a variety of platforms and support adds to the long list of databases supported by XMLSpy for converting between XML and relational database structures and easily importing / exporting XML and relational data.

 

Or, if you’re already an XMLSpy user, learn more about all the new features that have been added since your last upgrade.

New in MapForce Version 2015 Release 4

New in MapForce 2015r4EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for TRADACOMS EDI.


Support for TRADACOMS EDI

TRADACOMS is an early EDI standard used primarily in the United Kingdom retail, insurance, and book industry business sectors. Although development of TRADACOM standards ceased in 1995 in favor of more up-to-date standards, many legacy systems still use or contain TRADACOMS EDI messages, and as these systems are updated or required to interface with newer standards, data mapping of TRADACOMS messages is frequently required.

MapForce supports TRADACOMS EDI a source, intermediate, or destination mapping component.

TRADACOMS to XML data mapping
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New in StyleVision Version 2015 Release 4

New in StyleVision 2015r4EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for SQLite databases..


Support for SQLite databases

SQLite is the latest database supported by StyleVision for designing dynamic database reports and forms. It adds to the comprehensive list of supported relational database types.

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New in UModel Version 2015 Release 4

New in UModel 2015r4EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for Java 7 (adds to support for previous versions)...
Support for SQLite databases..


Support for Java 7

Java 7 was a major update for this cross-platform programming language, and UModel 2015r4 now supports Java 7 for code generation, round-trip engineering, and reverse-engineering UML models from code.

Support for SQLite

UModel 2015r4 now supports SQLite modeling SQLite databases as UML database diagrams, including importing existing databases to create models and generating database change scripts to update databases reflecting revisions to models.

 

Or, if you’re already a UModel user, learn more about all the new features that have been added since your last upgrade.

New in DatabaseSpy Version 2015 Release 4

New in DatabaseSpy 2015r4EnterpriseProfessional
Support for SQLite..


Support for SQLite

DatabaseSpy 2015 Release 4 adds full support for SQLite databases, includes browsing existing tables, SQL query generation, data import and export, database design, and database schema and content comparisons.

Databases listed in the Altova DatabaseSpy Connection Wizard
 

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New in DiffDog Version 2015 Release 4

New in DiffDog 2015r4EnterpriseProfessional
Support for SQLite Databases.


Support for SQLite Databases

DiffDog 2015r4 includes support for database structure and content comparisons for SQLite databases. The intuitive DiffDog database compare functionality for table contents and database schemas empowers users to compare two databases and generate change/merge scripts even if they are different database types.

Mapping database tables in Altova DiffDog
 

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New in RaptorXML+XBRL Server 2015 Release 4

New in RaptorXML+XBRL Server 2015r4
EDGAR filing validation (RaptorXML+XBRL Server only)


EDGAR filing validation

As described above in the XMLSpy section, RaptorXML+XBRL Server now supports validation of EDGAR submission files, allowing users to ensure validity of their forms prior to online submission.

Support for EDGAR validation further cements RaptorXML’s place as the leading and all-encompassing XBRL validation engine.

 

Or, if you’re already a RaptorXML Server customer, learn more about all the new features that have been added since your last upgrade.

New in MapForce Server 2015 Release 4

New in MapForce Server 2015 Release 4
Support for all new features listed above for MapForce 2015 Release 4


MapForce Server and MapForce

MapForce Server automates execution of data mappings designed in MapForce and consequently supports identical data transformation functionality. Please see the MapForce section above for detailed descriptions of each new feature.

MapForce Server on the Altova Blog

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New in StyleVision Server 2015 Release 4

New in StyleVisionForce Server 2015
Support for all new features listed above for StyleVision 2015 Release 4


StyleVision Server and StyleVision

StyleVision Server automates dynamic report, document, and eForms generation based on stylesheets and supporting design elements designed and uploaded by StyleVision and therefore supports identical output functionality. Please see the StyleVision section above for detailed descriptions of each new feature.

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