Altova today announced the availability of Version 2015 Release 4 (v2015r4) of its Altova MissionKit desktop developer tools and complete line of server software products. This release provides new functionality to greatly increase validation speeds for XML and XBRL, adds frequently requested functionality for EDGAR filing validation, provides support for SQLite databases and the TRADACOMS EDI format, and much more.

“We are adapting each and every day to accommodate the needs of our users, and increasing synergy between products to maximize productivity is a great way to make that happen,” said Alexander Falk, president and CEO of Altova. “Now developers can take advantage of even closer integration between XMLSpy and installed RaptorXML Servers to validate XML, XBRL, and even entire XML projects, at speeds never before possible – directly inside their XML development environment.”

New features are detailed below.

Tight integration between XMLSpy and installed RaptorXML Servers for even faster validation – RaptorXML Server is a lightning-fast XML validation and transformation server that benefits from the parallel processing power afforded by multi-core servers. Now XMLSpy users can take advantage of a RaptorXML Server installed on the same network to harness the speed provided by multi-core execution. This makes validation of large and complex XML documents faster than was ever possible before – directly inside XMLSpy. Developers can also take advantage of this integration to validate entire XMLSpy projects at warp speed – test cases reveal validation speeds anywhere from 6 to 18 times faster!*

Similarly, when a RaptorXML+XBRL Server is present, XMLSpy developers can utilize it for hyper-fast validation of XBRL documents, as well as execution of XBRL Formula calculations and EDGAR filing validation (below).

EDGAR filing validation – EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) is a system that performs automated collection, validation, and indexing of financial statements filed by companies to the United States SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

With Version 2015 Release 4, EDGAR filing validation is now available on both RaptorXML+XBRL Server and in XMLSpy. (Please note: EDGAR validation in XMLSpy requires an associated RaptorXML+XBRL Server.)

This ability for customers to perform EDGAR validation prior to submitting files to the SEC is one of the most often requested XBRL-related features.

Support for TRADACOMS – TRADACOMS is an early EDI standard used primarily in the United Kingdom retail, insurance, and book industry business sectors. Although the development of TRADACOMS standards ceased in 1995, it is still widely used in legacy systems, and data mapping of TRADACOMS messages is frequently required. In Version 2015 Release 4 of MapForce and MapForce Server, TRADACOMS data may now be used as a source, intermediate, or target component in data mapping projects involving other EDI data, XML, relational databases, flat files, and more.

Support for SQLite databases – Altova database-enabled products support all major relational databases, the most recent addition being SQLite, which has become increasingly popular on a variety of platforms.  SQLite support was introduced in Altova MapForce and MobileTogether in earlier releases, and has now been extended to XMLSpy, StyleVision, DatabaseSpy, and other products in the Altova MissionKit, as well as Altova Server Software products.

And more.

For more details and a complete list of all of the new features included in version 2015r4, check out: