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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tibco Adds Eclipse, ESB to SOA Platform

Tibco Software is now shipping its ActiveMatrix 2.0 platform for
managing SOA, featuring an Eclipse-based development environment and
an enterprise service bus. The platform offers expanded capabilities
for integration, composite application development, and governance,
Tibco said. Users can build and manage SOA applications, supporting
technologies such as Java, .Net, and service mediation. Applications
can be built that combine services developed with disparate technologies
and manage them via a single infrastructure. The platform features
several components, including ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks, for
integration, and ActiveMatrix Service Grid, for assembling services.
New to the platform is ActiveMatrix Service Bus, for on-ramping
services and implementing content or context-based routing. A common
environment based on the Eclipse platform is provided for business
analysts, architects, and developers for development and management.
ActiveMatrix covers a spectrum of capabilities ranging from service
virtualization, with developers able to build services in a tool of
their choice, to governance and integration. With ActiveMatrix 2.0,
Tibco seeks to help users manage large-scale SOA rollouts with a single
platform. Much of the technical coding involved in service creation
and deployment is replaced with configuration. Governance and management
capabilities enable administrators to deploy applications and apply
policies from a single console. Also featured is expanded support of
the Service Component Architecture (SCA) specification to improve
interoperability in deploying SOA.

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