July 29, 2008

WaveMaker Teams With StrikeIron to Simplify Web Services Mashups

WaveMaker(TM), a provider of open source tools for rapid Web application development, today announced a strategic partnership with StrikeIron to simplify the development of Web services mashups. With WaveMaker, aspiring Web developers can quickly create Ajax Web applications using live StrikeIron Web services such as Address and Email Verification, Sales and Use Tax, Census, ZIP Code Information or Major League Baseball and other sports information.

StrikeIron Web services deliver data on-demand through a Web-based infrastructure to any Internet-connected system. With WaveMaker's Visual Ajax Studio, a drag-and-drop, browser-based tool, Web developers can quickly and easily create Ajax Web applications, such as mashups that include StrikeIron services.

"WaveMaker allows developers to build applications based on StrikeIron's Web services in minutes, and without any complex coding," said Chris Keene, CEO of WaveMaker. "Non-expert developers can quickly combine interesting data from StrikeIron services and visualize them as a rich Internet application using WaveMaker."

Ajax developers who are interested in viewing the benefits of using WaveMaker Visual Ajax Studio to build and deploy mashups are encouraged to participate in a free Webinar, Mashups Made Easy with WaveMaker Visual Ajax Studio & StrikeIron Web Services, on August 13 at 11 a.m. PT. To register, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/927575724.

Participants will view a demo application jointly developed using WaveMaker Visual Ajax Studio and powered by several StrikeIron Web services, including Census Information and ZIP Code Information.

"WaveMaker makes it easy to incorporate external data sources, such as StrikeIron's, into innovative mashup applications that can deliver value across an entire organization," said Bob Brauer, president and co-founder of StrikeIron. "The combination of Wavemaker's Visual Ajax Studio combined with Web services from StrikeIron will help this new generation of application development proliferate with increasing ROI."

For more information about StrikeIron Web services, go to www.strikeiron.com/strikeironservices.aspx.

To download a copy of WaveMaker, go to: www.wavemaker.com/downloads.

About WaveMaker Software

WaveMaker Software(TM), Inc. provides an easy-to-use, open source Web application development platform for aspiring Web developers. WaveMaker's Visual Ajax Studio is Web Fast and CIO Safe(TM), enabling developers to quickly create and deploy Web applications that adhere to the CIO's architecture, security and data policies. WaveMaker Software is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is funded by Allegis Capital, Sippl Investments, Hummer-Winblad and Worldview Technology Partners. For more information, please visit http://wavemaker.com.

About StrikeIron

StrikeIron is the leader in providing innovative solutions for delivering data over the emerging Internet. The company's innovative Web Services Marketplace provides a technology platform, micro-transaction management and a consistent interface across many XML-based Web services from multiple, diverse sources. This allows business users, application developers and enterprise IT professionals to customize and integrate external data sources and additional external functionality into enterprise, Web, and composite applications. Currently, StrikeIron provides over 100 live data sources and business functions from organizations such as Cortera, D&B, Gale, MapQuest, Midnight Trader, Tax Data Systems, The Sports Network, and Zacks.

StrikeIron also offers IronCloud(TM), the only comprehensive Web services delivery platform that opens up new channels for data distribution and consumption through Web Services. Enterprises of all sizes can now reduce the cost and complexity of managing the challenges of data distribution which include leveraging an existing external hardware and software architecture, controlling and metering access and usage, external monitoring for 24x7 reliability, full usage analytics, as well as multiple authentication scenarios and instead concentrate their focus on making information easier for partners, customers, and distributed business units to access and use. StrikeIron delivers value to over 1,500 customers and partners such as Avaya, BEA, Delivery.com, IBM, Honda Europe, D&B, Siemens, Nike, Swarovski, ShoeBuy, and Exclusive Resorts. For more information, visit www.strikeiron.com.

WaveMaker Software, Visual Ajax Studio, Web Fast and CIO Safe are trademarks of WaveMaker Software. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.