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Tibco promises nanosecond latency messaging

12 May 2010  |  6402 views  |  0 Source: Tibco

TIBCO Software Inc. today announced plans to deliver the industry's fastest messaging solution, TIBCO FTL(TM), designed for real-time, high-throughput data distribution for industries with particularly aggressive performance requirements, such as financial services, particular government agencies and utilities.

Today's announcement, which demonstrates the company's ongoing commitment to ultra-low latency messaging, will usher in the next generation of messaging technology that aims to break the microsecond barrier with latency that will no longer be measured in microseconds, but needs to be measured in nanoseconds. TIBCO FTL represents a ground-up redesign of TIBCO's existing messaging software by embracing recent industry advancements in hardware micro-architectures.

This shift towards more multicore machines requires that messaging technology written for machines with a relatively small number of cores be re-architected to take full advantage of this new hardware. Through close cooperation with Intel, TIBCO is designing TIBCO FTL to tap the power of these new machines. The collaboration between the two companies will also help to ensure optimum performance of TIBCO FTL on the latest Intel(R) multi-core technology, now and into the future.

"TIBCO has been a long-time pioneer in the messaging software market through relentless innovation in latency, service level and throughput," said TIBCO's Chairman and CEO, Vivek Ranadive. "With TIBCO FTL we are in position to leverage the latest hardware architectures to break the elusive microsecond barrier for the first time, offering customers a unique competitive advantage."

With ground breaking advances in multi-core technology, TIBCO FTL will be built to leverage new Intel(R) technologies such as the Intel(R) Xeon(R) 5600 and 7500 series multi-core processor architecture and Intel's latest NUMA design. In addition, TIBCO FTL will utilize the latest in network infrastructure by leveraging Intel's iWARP 10 Gigabit Ethernet and RDMA technology.

TIBCO FTL is also designed to support content-based distribution and to speed development of new messaging based applications to ensure greater flexibility. Discarding the practice of simply sending binary objects (BLOBs), TIBCO FTL aims to support structured data at speeds significantly higher than existing technologies.

More than 85% of large financial services companies have an existing investment in TIBCO Rendezvous(R). TIBCO FTL will provide integration with existing TIBCO Rendezvous deployments.

In a separate release, TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) unveiled a new software platform for managing business rules and events in real time across disparate technology systems.

The next-generation software - TIBCO BusinessEvents™ 4.0 - extends TIBCO's leadership in massively scalable event processing, and helps companies immediately distribute and act on information about meaningful events such as stock trades, flight delays, customer payments, insurance claims, retail sales, weather patterns and plant failures.

"We are able to dramatically increase our response time to Smart Grid City customers, should there be an outage, thanks to the capabilities of TIBCO BusinessEvents," said Randy Huston, Business Technology Executive, Business Systems, Xcel Energy Inc. "Our system employs thousands of complex rules which are applied to massive amounts of data that is being fed into our outage analysis system in real-time from our customers' meters."

TIBCO BusinessEvents 4.0, available now, brings a new level of scalability to re-define what's possible with event processing. The new software can process billions of events and manage thousands of complex rules, with little or no performance degradation. It also brings geographic scale for distributed deployment, so enterprises can manage their business in different ways around the world.

BusinessEvents™ 4.0 also gives users the flexibility to write and edit rules via different methods and interfaces allows enterprises to roll out new business initiatives such as marketing offers. For example, business users can edit rules via a spreadsheet-style environment. Other users might employ BusinessEvents' Event Pattern Language, which makes it easy to manage rules-related sequences such as customer orders followed by fulfillment and shipment within a set period of time. Events can also be edited via flow charts or a Java-like interface.

"Enterprise 3.0 requires the ability to properly manage the right information at the right place in the right time, even as volumes of events are exploding," said TIBCO founder and CEO Vivek Ranadivé. "Massively scalable event management is about speed, flexibility and simplicity, and we're giving all those benefits to our customers far beyond anything our competitors can deliver."

To realize the Enterprise 3.0 vision requires a move away from a traditional disk-based model to an in-memory architecture, which supports processing of massive quantities of events and enables users to respond more quickly to threats and opportunities. TIBCO has enhanced its support for in-memory architectures with its announcement of TIBCO ActiveSpaces™ suite. For organizations to manage events at a massive scale, they must leverage existing IT resources while also implementing faster ways to retrieve and manage data.
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