MA – Apatar, Inc, the leading provider of open source software tools
for the data integration market, today announced the official launch of
the Apatar Data Mashup Contest with an Apple 80GB Video iPod as the
main prize. The challenge will take place during two major open source
trade shows: the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), Portland, OR
on July 23-27, 2007 and the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San
Francisco, CA on August 6-9, 2007.
phenomenon enabled users and developers around the globe to mix data
easily, create gadgets/widgets, and join them in the form of
situational applications. Apatar, Inc. invites developers to ride the
wave and participate in the Apatar Data Mashup Contest with a chance to
win exciting prizes sponsored by Apatar, Inc., the company providing
support and services around the open source project, Apatar Data
Integration. The winners of the Apatar Data Mashup Contest will have an
opportunity to join the community of distinguished contributors to the
Apatar Data Integration project, based on their mashup experience using
Apatar open source software.
The Apatar Data Mashup Contest will reward the author of The Best
Business DataMap with an Apple 80GB video iPod.
2. The author of the The Most Innovative DataMap Concept wins an Apple 2GB iPod nano.
How to Participate
The objective of participants is to develop and contribute a collection
of feeds and data flows that will be assembled into the business data
1. Visit www.apatar.com and click “Download Now” to install the Apatar software client application.
2. Using Apatar software, mix two or more feeds/data sources and
produce a new integration job, called DataMap, with the goal to reap
business benefits for the user of the aggregated data.
Participants who have created eligible DataMap(s), need to register and
publish submissions at Apatar’s On-Demand metadata repository, found at
Rules and Requirements
1. All DataMaps should be submitted online to the open source metadata
repository, found at http://www.apatarforge.org, in the category "Apatar Data Mashup Contest."
2. When multiple authors participate, credit will be associated with the registered DataMap developer.
3. There is no limitation to the number of DataMap submissions a contest participant can submit.
4. The deadline to enter submissions for the contest is 11:59 PM. EDT on Friday, August 31, 2007.
5. The two official winners of the contest will be announced at 3:00
PM. EDT on Wednesday, September 5, 2007.
All submissions will be evaluated on the basis of:
1. Business value and applicability
2. Concept innovation
3. DataMap creativity
"The problem each enterprise faces is how do customers, partners,
vendors, and everyone else with an interest in an enterprise can
securely exchange the company’s data and services within their own
enterprise applications. The Apatar Data Mashup Contest will accelerate
integration information between applications, databases, files, and
systems in a more open, reusable, shareable way," said Apatar Founder
and CEO Renat Khasanshyn. “Data Mashups are going to change the way for
the information to be used inside and outside of the enterprise
"OSCON and LinuxWorld have been
traditionally perceived as the most successful, content-rich
conferences for open source developers and IT professionals," said
Apatar VP of Business Development Ludmila Radzevich. “The Apatar Data
Mashup Contest was created with the goal to showcase how emerging
Enterprise 2.0 software tools can quickly and inexpensively link 'the
cloud' and the existing on-demand and on-premises applications and
databases across the enterprise.”
For more information and to register for OSCON, visit:
For more information and to register for LinuxWorld, visit
For details on How to Participate, Rules and Requirements, and Evaluation Criteria visit www.apatar.com or click here http://www.apatarforge.org/wiki/display/INT/2007/07/24/Apatar
to Host Data Mashup Contest During OSCON, July 23-27, 2007, in
Portland, OR and at LinuxWorld, in San Francisco, CA, August 6-9, 2007
Major Apatar Offerings
Apatar Enterprise Data Mashups (www.apatar.com)
Apatar Enterprise Data Mashups is the first open source on-demand data
integration software tool set and services, which help users integrate
information between databases, files, and applications. Imagine you
could visually design (drag and drop) a workflow to exchange data and
files between files (Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, CSV/TXT files),
databases (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle), applications
(Salesforce.com, SugarCRM), and the top Web 2.0 destinations (Flickr,
RSS feeds, Amazon S3), all without having to write a single line of
code. Users install a visual job designer application to create
integration jobs called DataMaps, link data between the source(s) and
the target(s), and schedule one-time or recurring data transformations.
Imagine this capability fits cleanly and quickly into your projects.
You've just imagined what Apatar can do for you.
ApatarForge is the first on-demand service, released under an
open-source license, which allows anyone to build and publish an
RSS/REST feed of information from their favorite Microsoft Excel
spreadsheets, news feeds, databases, and applications. ApatarForge is
the community effort where business users and open source developers
publish, share, and re-use data integration jobs, called DataMaps, over
the web. ApatarForge is the prime destination for Apatar users to
collaborate and extend an Apatar Data Integration project.
ApatarForge.org now hosts more than 120 DataMaps containing metadata.
All DataMaps are available for free download at http://www.apatarforge.org.
- Reduce integration cost
- Improve data quality
- Shorten implementation time
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Eliminate custom coding
- Knowledge workers can subscribe to secured internal or external RSS
feeds aggregated from ERP/CRM systems, databases, personal and shared
files and XML feeds.
- Synchronization across multiple interfaces (on-premises, on-demand, mobile)
- The ability to personalize feeds for workgroup collaboration,
opportunity tracking, business and competitive intelligence, and
- No coding! Visual job designer and mapping enable non-developers to design and perform transformations
- Users have the ability to create, publish, share, and re-use data
transformations and output to RSS feeds by monitoring keywords and URLs
for both internal and external systems.
General Features & Benefits
Apatar brings its users a set of unmatched capabilities in an open source package:
- Visual job designer and mapping enable non-developers to design and perform data transformations.
- Aggregating and reading RSS content
- Connectivity to Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, Sybase, Microsoft Access,
PostgreSQL, InstantDB, BorlandJDataStore, Csv, Qed, HSQL, Compiere ERP,
SalesForce.Com, SugarCRM, Goldmine, Microsoft Excel, XML, RSS, ATOM,
FTP, POP3, LDAP, WebDav, Autodesk Buzzsaw, any JDBC data sources,
Amazon S3, Flickr.
- Job Scheduler
- Single interface to manage all your integration projects
- Flexible deployment options
- Bi-directional integration
- Platform-independent, runs from Windows, Linux; 100% Java- based
- Easy customization, source code included
Apatar is the leading provider of open source software tools for the
data integration market. With powerful Extract, Transform, and Load
(ETL) capabilities, Apatar enables its users to easily link information
between databases (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle), applications (Salesforce.com, SugarCRM) and the top Web 2.0 destinations (Flickr, Amazon S3).
Apatar provides support, training, and consulting services for its
integration solutions. Headquartered in Western Massachusetts, Apatar
operates a development center in Minsk, Belarus. Apatar is currently
used by 250 organizations and individuals worldwide. For more on
Apatar, visit http://www.apatar.com or http://www.apatarforge.org
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