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TIBCO Advances Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) With Closer Microsoft Integration
Apr 30, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)


SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TUCON(R) -- TIBCO Software Inc. today announced that the company is working closely with Microsoft to make it easier for customers to use their respective technologies together - giving them more power and flexibility over their service-oriented architectures.

The new technology integration and support announcements are focused on: -- TIBCO and Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation - enables Microsoft .NET Framework services and applications to easily communicate using TIBCO's industry-leading Enterprise Message Service(TM) platform, giving these applications a degree of reliability and scalability not previously possible. -- TIBCO's selection of Microsoft Silverlight for Rich Internet Application development - Delivers the best experience for customers that have large-scale deployment and scalability requirements and complements what can be done using AJAX.

Today's announcement is the first wave of commitments focused on making it easier for customers to take advantage of their existing IT investments in software from Microsoft and TIBCO.

"We want to help customers make the most of their existing technology investments and provide them with the tools and infrastructure to continue to innovate," said Burley Kawasaki, director of the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft Corp. "By working with TIBCO to enhance interoperability with Windows Communication Foundation, we will make it easier for developers to create services across platforms."

TIBCO and Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation

Interoperability between TIBCO and Microsoft environments is enhanced by the new TIBCO(R) EMS Transport Channel for WFC. TIBCO EMS Transport Channel for WFC enables .NET Framework services and applications to easily communicate using TIBCO's industry-leading messaging platform.

Joint customers can more easily build fully integrated applications using a mix of development tools from Microsoft and other third parties. The majority of today's large-scale enterprise IT and SOA projects are heterogeneous in nature, and thus it is critical that these initiatives can integrate multiple systems on an independent platform, such as TIBCO.

Advanced Web services support in TIBCO EMS Transport Channel for WFC provides secure, reliable and transacted messaging along with interoperability. The service-oriented programming model of TIBCO EMS Transport Channel for WFC is built on the Microsoft .NET Framework and simplifies development of connected systems. These features coupled with the speed and scalability of TIBCO's Enterprise Messaging Service allows for message-based applications that span global organizations.

Silverlight Commitment

The second pillar in Microsoft and TIBCO's expanded relationship is TIBCO's commitment to use Microsoft Silverlight in future products where the need for extremely rich browser-based interactions complements what can be done using AJAX.

"We chose Microsoft Silverlight to complement our AJAX strategy because we feel it delivers the best user experience while providing an extremely rich set of authoring and developer tools. This means we get the best experience in the shortest time to market which is great for our customers," said Matt Quinn, senior vice president of Engineering and Technology Strategies at TIBCO Software Inc. "What's more, Silverlight enhances our overall user experience product strategy by taking advantage of existing .NET developer skills. It is modern, light, developers love it and it holds great market potential."

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 more than 20 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at www.tibco.com .

TIBCO, the TIBCO logo, The Power of Now, TUCON, TIBCO EMS Transport Channel for WFC, Enterprise Message Service, 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: Philip Tree of TIBCO Software Inc., +1-650-846-8576, ptree@tibco.com; or Bill Bourdon of Bateman Group for TIBCO,+1-415-602-1491,

Web site: http://www.tibco.com//