Monday, May 26, 2008

StrikeIron provides an on-demand Web-based infrastructure for delivering business data to any Internet-connected system

What Company Is Offering:
StrikeIron provides an on-demand Web-based infrastructure for delivering business data to any Internet-connected system, including Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, Web sites, mashups, spreadsheets or core enterprise systems.

Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, StrikeIron was founded by veteran entrepreneurs with more than fifty years of combined experience in building successful technology companies.

Unique Features:
* StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace.
* StrikeIron IronCloud.
* Tools to Make Data Integration Easy.

StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace

The Marketplace is sophisticated Software as a Service data distribution engine that greatly reduces the complexity for developers and business users who want to integrate live data from any number of sources. The Marketplace is built on top of a technology platform that provides a consistent interface across many XML-based Web services from multiple, diverse sources. This allows customers and partners to customize and integrate external data sources and additional external functionality into enterprise, Web, and composite applications. Currently, StrikeIron provides over 127 live data sources and business functions from organizations such as D&B, Cortera (formerly eCredit) Gale, MapQuest, Midnight Trader, Tax Data Systems, NASDAQ, The Sports Network, USPS, and Zacks.

Customers who subscribe through the StrikeIron Marketplace have instant access to a rich set of functionality and data and can take advantage of more flexible choices of protocols, simplified sign-on, simplified billing and accounting, flexible pricing alternatives, and integrated tools and services to accelerate their utilization.
StrikeIron IronCloud

StrikeIron launched its IronCloud platform as a commercial offering in 2008. It is 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, complexity and challenges of managing data distribution, including metering, monitoring, and authentication, and concentrate their focus on making information easier to access and use.

IronCloud expands the application of this infrastructure beyond subscription-based Web service usage. Companies that want to leverage the same Web service delivery platform to externalize their own data or services to the general public for use in applications, mashups, mobile devices, and Web sites can take advantage of our "industrial strength Web service onboarding" capabilities. They can have services live and available on the Web for use in a very short period of time. This allows waves of innovators to build on top of the service provider's offering and deliver valuable real-time analytics back to the service provider about that usage so the offerings can be optimized.

StrikeIron offers a wide variety of Products and Tools to make the data easy to integrate and immediately useful. Product include SOA Express for Excel, an easy-to-use tool that lets users do drag-and-drop integration of Web services directly into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets as well as Web Services Analyzer which gives users faster understanding of internal or external Web services with a mouse click!

How Is Market Of That Kind Of Company:

StrikeIron is the first mover as a Web services on-demand provider, with a projected market potential of $4.6 billion dollars in 2013, according to Forrester Research. Poised to help redefine the Web, StrikeIron is the leading innovator in the data-as-a-service (DaaS) space, and is positioned to become the primary data provider to next generation Web-oriented applications, including applications built using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings.

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