Study Shows TIBCO's SOA Approach Can Reduce Total Cost of Ownership Through Greater Productivity



    TIBCO ActiveMatrix(TM) Platform-Independent Approach Delivers Up to 49
    Percent Greater Productivity Compared to Oracle, IBM, and BEA

    ROME, Feb. 19 /CNW/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX) today announced
that a study conducted by PushToTest, the open-source test automation company,
identified TIBCO ActiveMatrix(TM) as the most productive platform for
implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The study, entitled "The
Composition Approach for Large-Scale SOA," analyzes the leading SOA vendors by
implementing and changing a reference service-oriented application using each
vendor's technologies. It reveals that compared to the application
server-centric approaches to SOA offered by Oracle, IBM and BEA, TIBCO's
platform-independent approach can accelerate time-to-market and reduce labor
costs by up to 49 percent when building and deploying services and assembling
composite applications.
    "Everyone from CIO's to the IT developer community are looking for a
better way to develop, orchestrate, deploy and manage services," said Frank
Cohen, founder of PushToTest.  "Our research details a new composition
approach to building SOA services and provides a methodology to evaluate
today's tools in terms of developer productivity and ease of deployment and
management. The analysis shows that TIBCO is the leader in understanding
service composition and virtualization and is building products to meet
enterprise needs."
    PushToTest evaluated SOA development and deployment tools and platforms
from Oracle, IBM, BEA and TIBCO to look beyond marketing claims and understand
the skill sets, domain expertise and specialization required to be successful
in each platform. The extensive research project, commissioned by TIBCO, took
more than seven months to complete and required nearly four man-years of
effort. A variety of metrics were carefully recorded along the lifecycle of
common integration activities, from system setup through to post-integration
quality assurance activities. The primary metric, and a key to understanding
cost of ownership for integration projects, is the time and effort required to
complete each activity.  The study showed that it takes nearly twice as long
to build the use case application when using BEA.
    The areas of greatest developer productivity gains were in service
construction, orchestration, policy management, security configuration and
change management.
    PushToTest determined that TIBCO's product architecture incorporates two
unique design concepts, Service Composition and Service Virtualization, and
that these were key drivers for the productivity savings.

    
    Key findings from the study include:
    -- Large-scale SOA initiatives with dozens to hundreds of services must
       address a complex network of services, written in a variety of
       languages, tools, and patterns, and residing in multiple hosted
       environments. Success requires a composition approach to service
       development, and an architecture that separates governance from
       service development.
    -- Service Virtualization is an emerging architecture intended to host
       heterogeneous services, including Java and .NET. Service
       virtualization separates application business logic from the
       underlying technical implementation, including transports, governance
       and deployment details.
    -- Oracle, IBM, BEA, TIBCO tools have major differences in developer
       productivity and deployment. TIBCO's platform independent architecture
       is better suited for large-scale SOA initiatives that must deal with
       the complexity of deploying and managing services across heterogeneous
       platforms.
    -- In side-by-side implementations of a reference application, TIBCO
       ActiveMatrix provided the greatest productivity savings which can
       significantly reduce TCO:
         -- TIBCO required 49 percent less development costs to implement the
            reference application, compared to BEA
         -- 35 percent less compared to Oracle
         -- 22 percent less compared to IBM
    
    "Our goal all along has been to help companies reduce the cost and
complexity of deploying and managing service-oriented applications," said Ram
Menon, executive vice president, Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO.  "The results of
PushtoTest's rigorous evaluation of the leading SOA vendor platforms are a
tremendous affirmation of our platform-neutral approach to achieving this
goal."
    To access the full report, including detailed analysis on each of the
platforms evaluated, please visit http://soakit.pushtotest.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 25 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners.
Learn more at www.tibco.com.
    TIBCO, The Power of Now, TIBCO ActiveMatrix, 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.




For further information:

For further information: Phillip Tree of TIBCO Software Inc.,
+1-650-846-8529, ptree@tibco.com; Bill Bourdon of Bateman Group for TIBCO,
+1-415-602-1491, bbourdon@bateman-group.com; Web Site: http://www.tibco.com

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