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Technical Capabilities

  • Full binary encoding of the communication payload, in both directions (from client to server, and from server to client)
  • Operates efficiently across Internet/Intranet security boundaries and firewalls without the need for unusual IT intervention, software/security policy modifications, or additional hardware changes
  • Local caching significantly reduces network traffic while improving application responsiveness, even when used over thin/slow network connections
  • Optional client-side binary caching of data, stored in memory, persisted to disk, or both (fully encrypted when persisted to disk)
  • Compression greatly reduces network load while adding no significant extra processing time to server, resulting in much faster application operation and response times, and geared toward the return of larger data sets
  • Encryption easily activated and piggybacked onto existing secure communications layer using pre-existing certificates while leveraging the resources of the web server
  • Standard API promotes maximum code reuse among different developers/applications
  • API enables concise programming paradigm which combines multiple database calls into a single server call, reducing development time and network traffic with increased application responsiveness
  • API allows seamless pass-through calls onto the server, providing server-side code execution

Technical Compatibilities

  • Designed specifically to work with Microsoft SQL Server, resulting in enhanced speed and reliability
  • Fully compatible with and specifically designed for IIS (Microsoft Internet Information Server) running on Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
  • Fully implemented with Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, taking advantaged of .NET managed memory allocation
  • Uses compression with standard GZIP (GNU Zip, RFC 1952) or DEFLATE (ZLib, RFC 1950), fully compliant with HTTP 1.1 standard
  • Provides standard FTP (File Transfer Protocol) capabilities for file upload and download using standard compression
  • Remote status and speed check functions to confirm health and report status of the Web Service

Technical Standards Compliance

  • Fully compliant with W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) definition/standards for a web service
  • Fully compliant with WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization) web service specifications
  • Uses standard HTTP 1.1 (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) as developed by W3C and the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) in RFC 2616
  • Fully compatible with standard secure communications (encryption/authentication) using HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets Layer)
  • Uses standard XML 1.0 (Extensible Markup Language) as recommended by W3C
  • Uses standard SOAP 1.2 (Simple Object Access Protocol) as recommended by W3C and the XML Protocol Working Group