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Kapow Technologies (news, site) released Kapow Web Data Server 7.2 -- the first major release since 7.0 a year ago.

The focus is on real-time web data access, usability and control for building, testing and deploying data feeds, integrations and new enterprise applications.

Moving from 7.1 to 7.2

Architecture Side Comparison

This is what Kapow's architecture looked like in the 7.1 release:

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Kapow 7.1 architecture
 

And here’s how Kapow has enhanced the new version from the architecture perspective with the addition of web-based management layer:


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Kapow 7.2 architecture

New Features in 7.2

On the usability side, among new features in Kapow Web Data Server 7.2 is Design Studio – an integrated visual development environment (IDE) for development, testing and deployment of Kapow robots.

There are also GUI improvements with new look and feel, mouse-over text and new icons.


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Kapow new IDE

Browser-based Scheduler for data extraction and serving has been enhanced with the ability to monitor robots and their statuses via additional management capabilities for production monitoring and notifications.

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Kapow 7.2 scheduler
 

The new web-based Data Viewer can be used to view and browse collected data with the ability to get robots’ output to databases and other formats such as MS Excel, XML and CSV; and access to FTP directories in browser view.