Run Altova Server Software on Azure Cloud

The Altova Server Platform is comprised of the complete family of Altova’s high performance server software for automating data processing and data integration workflows. These cross-platform server software products allow for flexible installation either on premises or in any private or public cloud infrastructure.

For customers utilizing the Microsoft Azure cloud, we’ve created a convenient, free VM template with the Altova Server Platform pre-installed for easy deployment, available on the Azure Marketplace.

Altova Server Platform

Free Azure VM Template

The Azure virtual machine template for the Altova Server Platform makes it faster and more convenient to use Altova server software in the cloud.

The VM template includes the complete line of Altova server software products, including the free LicenseServer.

Once you install the template, simply activate the desired products using the included Altova LicenseServer. You can use the LicenseServer to apply your purchased licenses – or to request a free 30-day trial of any or all products.


Altova Server Platform

The Altova Server Platform includes the server software products listed below for high-performance data processing and workflow automation.


  • FlowForce Server is a highly-customizable workflow engine for automating enterprise-level data processing and data integration tasks. It includes an intuitive Web interface for managing job scheduling, job triggers, and security options.

FLowForce Server diagram

FlowForce Server can be used to define workflows utilizing the Altova server products below as well as automating execution of any command line program. It can administer multiple transformation jobs simultaneously, lets users define and adjust a variety of job triggers and actions on the fly, performs housekeeping tasks like moving output files or cleaning up intermediate work, and much more.

FlowForce Server continuously checks for trigger conditions, starts and monitors job execution, and records detailed logs of all activity.

  • MapForce Server automates mapping and aggregation processes designed in Altova MapForce for XML, JSON, databases, flat files, EDI, Excel, XBRL, and Web services data. It may be used under the management of FlowForce Server or used standalone.

MapForce Server diagram

MapForce Server includes the built-in data transformation engine developed for MapForce and is greatly enhanced to operate in server environments. It is available at a fraction of the cost of big-iron data management products and is unencumbered by baggage like outdated design features inherent in other legacy products.

  • StyleVision Server automates business report generation based on designs created in Altova StyleVision. It may be used under the management of FlowForce Server or used standalone.


StyleVision Server Diagram


StyleVision Server renders XML, SQL databases, and/or XBRL data into HTML, PDF, and Word files based on StyleVision stylesheets and supporting design elements defined using StyleVision. Report designs can include dynamic content elements including tables and charts, images, bar codes, headers and footers, and much more.

  • RaptorXML Server is Altova’s third-generation, hyper-fast XML, XBRL, and JSON validator and processor. RaptorXML is built from the ground up to be optimized for the latest standards and parallel computing environments. It may be used under the management of FlowForce Server or used standalone.

RaptorXML diagram

A modern, lightning-fast engine for processing Big Data, RaptorXML Server provides strict standards conformance and optimizations for hyper-performance on multi-CPU servers.  Comprehensive developer features and options allow for flexible implementation.

  • DiffDog Server combines the rich file and directory comparison options of Altova DiffDog with the power of today’s parallel computing environments to let you automate high volume comparisons and generate diff reports automatically.

DiffDog Server diagram

DiffDog Server automates generation of 2- and 3-way diffs of XML and text files, URLs, and directories.

  • MobileTogether Server is the back-end hub for mobile apps built in MobileTogether Designer. It hosts your iOS, Android, and Windows apps, providing connectivity to data sources and high-performance data processing.

MobileTogether Server diagram

MobileTogether Server acts as a gateway between mobile users and back-end data sources and infrastructure, providing high-performance data processing, sophisticated cache control options, optional security functionality, and more.

 Get the Azure VM Template

The VM template is an easy and convenient way to get Altova server products up and running quickly on Azure. Check it out here.

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