Catalyst over HTTP

May 9th, 2011 | by ViaDataWebAdmin |

Catalyst over HTTP.

Catalyst, the powerful business systems engine from ViaData, has been enabled for HTTP connectivity.  Until recently, Catalyst provided a client server solution to its users.  However, the latest version of Catalyst (version 3) now includes support for connectivity across a standard HTTP connection. This new functionality has paved the way for a new business model with customers able to opt for a hosted server environment rather than purchasing dedicated server and database technologies. 

Two of ViaData’s customers have already opted for the hosted solution. IBTC ( and Avision ( will be migrating their Back-office booking and CRM databases to the dedicated Catalyst server and will soon be experiencing the benefits associated with this hosted option including:


  • Reduced operational costs
  • Improved data security and disaster recovery
  • Improved accessibility
  • Improved support – as ViaData technicians can easily see the same view of the data seen by the client.

ViaData is planning to implement other hosted applications soon and will also use hosting as a quick and easy prototyping solution for clients needing to test ideas and concepts in a production-like environment.

For more information on hosted Catalyst solutions, contact ViaData on or 021-674-3682.

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