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Issue Date: June 2007

TIBCO expands event-driven SOA capabilities with new Ajax messaging service

21 June 2007

TIBCO Software has announced the planned release of enterprise messaging software - TIBCO Ajax Message Service Version 1.0 - that pushes live data and events from servers to Web pages, Ajax applications, and other software.
TIBCO has a long history in facilitating realtime information flow with its enterprise message software by publishing events and messages across a network without the subscribing applications needing to request or 'poll' for data. Given the exponential growth of Ajax RIAs, TIBCO sought to incorporate Ajax into its messaging capabilities to support HTTP and provide the opportunity for organisations to offer rich, interactive services and information such as realtime notifications, dashboards, or financial services portfolio management and derivatives data via Web-based infrastructure.
"TIBCO Active Message Service is a natural extension of TIBCO's legacy in enterprise message bus technology," says Marco Gerazounis, TIBCO director - EMEA. "Combining realtime data delivery with a rich client on the front-end provides an enhanced level of usability for business users, and gives developers an enterprise-tested set of technologies to build applications that are more in tune with business information requirements."
TIBCO Active Message Service enables data and events to stream to the client over the firewall-friendly HTTP networks that make up corporate intranets and the Web. Further, in keeping with enterprises' preferences to deliver applications to the ubiquitous Web browser, TIBCO Active Message Service requires no plug-ins, applets, Active-X controls or software installations to connect. Product functionality highlights include support for multiple concurrent users; performance monitoring; multiplexing to combine message streams over a single HTTP connection; throttling to detect available bandwidth and adjust data flows accordingly; and the filtering of data streams.
"The ability to push data to the browser has been around for a while, however the real differentiation as it relates to enterprise use is with scalability and reliability of such solutions," says Kevin Hakman, director, TIBCO. "TIBCO Active Message Service is a specialised server for this purpose. With features such as message multiplexing, filtering, automatic bandwidth detection and data throttling TIBCO Active Message Service simplifies the inherent difficulties of scaling such capabilities and makes them turn-key for our customers. Accordingly, TIBCO expects TIBCO Active Message Service will deliver tremendous value across the enterprise by further extending event-driven SOA."
In addition, TIBCO also announced an OEM license agreement with Lightstreamer for its high-performance push/streaming engine. Leveraging the Lightstreamer engine as its core, TIBCO Active Message Service represents one of the industry's first enterprise software Ajax solution for streaming enterprise data, such as stock quotes, to end user rich internet applications (RIAs).
For more information contact Marco Gerazounis, TIBCO Software, +27 (0)11 467 3111, mgerazou@tibco.com


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