Content Assessment: A Unicorn Unleashed? X-Road® Beta Version Released
Information - 85%
Insight - 80%
Relevance - 80%
Objectivity - 85%
Authority - 90%
A short percentage-based assessment of the qualitative benefit of the recent media release by the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions on beta version release of X-Road 7.
Editor’s Note: X-Road® is open-source software and ecosystem solution that provides unified and secure data exchange between organizations. X-Road is released under the MIT open source license and is available free of charge. Specifically, X-Road implements a set of standard features to support and facilitate data exchange and ensures confidentiality, integrity, and interoperability between data exchange parties. The basic idea of X-Road is that information systems do not exchange data directly with each other. Instead, information systems are connected through additional, standardized access points (Security Server) that implement the same technical specifications and therefore, can communicate with each other. The capability enabled by X-Road may be interesting to legal, business, and information technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem as they consider data exchange interoperability and security.
X-Road® “Unicorn” Beta Version Released
The first beta version of X-Road® 7 “Unicorn” has been released. The beta version of the Security Server software provides a sneak peek to the X-Road 7 look and feel.
The beta is a visually enhanced version that provides the same features as the latest X-Road 6.25.0 release. Beta versions with new features will be released in 2021 before the first production release.
X-Road is being developed iteratively using agile software development methods. All the changes in X-Road 7 will not be included in the first production version but in various minor versions over time.
X-Road is open-source software and ecosystem solution that provides unified and secure data exchange between organizations. X-Road is a digital public good verified by the Digital Public Goods Alliance, and it’s released under the MIT open source license and is available free of charge.
[Media Release] X-Road® “Unicorn” Beta Version Released (PDF)X-Road®_7__Unicorn__beta_version_released
Backgrounder – Via GitHub
What is X-Road?
X-Road, the data exchange layer for information systems, is a technological and organizational environment enabling a secure Internet-based data exchange between information systems.
X-Road Data Exchange Layer is a standardised, cohesive, collaborative, interoperable and secure data exchange layer that gives service providers a completely new kind of opportunity of making themselves visible in services directed at citizens, businesses and civil servants. Creating entities that combine many different services and data sources is easy and cost efficient.
- Improves the quality of existing services and products
- Enables new types of service innovations
- Savings in infrastructure, archiving and other costs
- Standardised data security and privacy protection
- Easy implementation, data access via interfaces – after connecting all included services are available
See Data Exchange Layer X-Road for more information about X-Road.
About Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions
Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is a non-profit association with the mission to ensure the development and strategic management of X-Road® and other cross-border components for e-government infrastructure.
NIIS is both a network and cooperation platform and executioner of IT developments in members’ common interests. The institute focuses on practical collaboration, sharing of experience and promoting innovation. The operating model of the institute is something unique in the world. Learn more about the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions at NIIS.org.
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