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TIBCO Expands ActiveMatrix Platform to Further Simplify SOA
Feb 11, 2008 (08:02 AM EST)


PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. today announced the general availability of TIBCO ActiveMatrix(TM) 2.0 featuring expanded capabilities for integration, composite application development and governance under a single platform to better manage heterogeneous service oriented architectures (SOAs). This latest release enables customers to achieve up to 50 percent greater productivity and lower cost of ownership compared to alternative approaches.

"We want to be able to leapfrog the competition and we believe that what we are doing with TIBCO will enable us to do just that," said Melanee Haywood, vice president, Engineering and Common Services, Delta Technology Inc. "We expect to recognize at least a 50% hardware cost savings through retiring legacy systems as well as a 25% reduction in developer costs through the reuse of services."

With the TIBCO ActiveMatrix platform organizations are able to build next- generation applications that combine services created with disparate vendor technologies. The platform also replaces much of the technical coding involved in service creation, deployment and management, giving business analysts, architects, developers and administrators a common environment that streamlines application development. With built-in governance and management capabilities administrators have the control they need from a single, reliable console to easily deploy applications, apply policies without having to change the services, and add load balancing or fault tolerance to keep applications up and running.

In this latest release, TIBCO ActiveMatrix has been expanded to further simplify SOA integration, composite application development and governance under a unified platform to increase productivity. In addition to TIBCO ActiveMatrix(TM) Service Grid and TIBCO ActiveMatrix(TM) Policy Manager, new platform components include ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks(TM) and ActiveMatrix(TM) Service Bus. Companies can now build, deploy and manage service-oriented applications with any combination of Java, .NET, service mediation, orchestration, and existing custom and packaged applications. Business and IT users can also collaborate more easily to compose composite applications by leveraging ActiveMatrix 2.0's expanded support for Service Component Architecture (SCA).

ActiveMatrix 2.0 Product highlights: -- TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks is now available in both standalone mode or as a container hosted in the ActiveMatrix infrastructure; -- TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus, the newest addition to the product platform, is a lightweight enterprise service bus (ESB) for rapidly on- ramping services and implementing content or context-based routing; -- expanded support for SCA enables customers to assemble, deploy, host and manage ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks(TM) projects and services, ActiveMatrix(TM) Service Bus mediations, Java and .NET services together as SCA-based composite applications using a single set of common tools to improve interoperability and productivity in deploying an enterprise-wide SOA; and -- an Integrated Service View delivers a birds-eye view of service performance and dependences.

"As organizations embark upon broader SOA initiatives, business and IT users need tools that can help them harness services across multi-vendor platforms and scale to meet the most demanding enterprise environments," says Matt Quinn, vice president of Product Strategy, TIBCO. "The TIBCO ActiveMatrix product family continues to evolve to help all types of businesses at any phase in the SOA life-cycle to reduce the complexity with developing, deploying and managing service-oriented applications."

All ActiveMatrix 2.0 products can be purchased separately or as part of three packages - the TIBCO SOA Starter Bundle, the TIBCO Integration Bundle, or the TIBCO Composite Application Bundle - which are all designed to simplify investment and deployment during any phase of an organization's SOA lifecycle. To learn more about TIBCO's SOA solutions, please visit www.tibco.com .

About TIBCO

TIBCO digitized Wall Street in the '80s with its event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now(R). TIBCO serves more than 3,000 customers around the world with offices in 40 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at www.tibco.com .

TIBCO, The Power of Now, TIBCO ActiveMatrix, TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Policy Manager, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus, and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

CONTACT: Phillip Tree of TIBCO Software Inc., +1-650-846-8529, ptree@tibco.com; or Bill Bourdon of Bateman Group for TIBCO,+1-415-602-1491,

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