- About StarPound
Enterprise Web Services/Mashups
What good are enterprise web services without business processes in front of them? The StarPound™ platform is the world's first open source development platform that delivers on the promise of Enterprise 2.0. Visually model your business processes, link them together with web and voice services, and deploy them into the cloud. We've even taken the liberty of integrating a complete telephony engine for you, making it just as easy to voice-enable your organization's business processes as well.
The advent of web services has revolutionized not only the the way that applications are architected, but have also ushered in new business models altogether. StarPound CORE™ represents an exciting way to design, build, deploy and manage web services across your enterprise.
While most development platforms treat "web services" as simple data services that converse via HTTP and return XML in a standard format (such as SOAP or REST), we take it a step further. We give you the ability to also integrate voice and telephony functionality. Why? Because it a natural evolution of network convergence. In the StarPound universe, any request, be it a web service request, or a telephony request (example: an inbound phone call to a contact center), is handled in the same way.
The Power of the StarPound Model
Web services bring the promise of a true ecosystem over the web. StarPound™ provides you with a complete environment for not only visually modeling the way data flows in, out, and through your organization, but creating and managing all of your web and voice services.
Using StarPound Studio™, you create a visual "model", which contains the design, flow and logic behind your data service. Because the model is constructed visually, making changes to your services is as easy as editing the model, and redeploying into the cloud — thus the need to involve expensive development resources whenever a change is desired is largely diminished.
Mashups in the Enterprise
Large organizations typically have vast amounts of information stored across disparate systems throughout the network. Often, there is a need to bring this information together into a cohesive application to solve a problem. Ideally, this evolves into a new web service that other enterprise applications can then take advantage of.
StarPound Studio gives you the power and flexibility to build these types of services quickly and easily. Using our visual data mapper, backend database fields are mapped to the web service. Choose the data sources, map out the data you want, and then model the flow and logic of your web service visually. You can also very quickly access other external web services (or even other services created via StarPound). Then, simply deploy your StarPound model into the cloud, and your new data service is ready to use.
Want to Learn More?
StarPound has the platform, the people, and the expertise to bring your enterprise web service and mashup vision to life. In addition to helping you develop critical web services, we can also make them available in the cloud in an affordable on-demand pricing model. To learn more, please contact us today!