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TIBCO Expands Event-Driven SOA Capabilities With New Ajax Messaging Service

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX) today announced the planned release of enterprise messaging software -- TIBCO Ajax Message Service(TM) Version 1.0 -- that pushes live data and events from servers to Web pages, Ajax applications, and other software.

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX) today announced the planned release of enterprise messaging software — TIBCO Ajax Message Service(TM) 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 real-time 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 organizations to offer rich, interactive services and information such as real-time 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," said Kathleen Quirk, program manager for IDC's enterprise workplace applications and portal strategies research. "Combining real-time 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," said Kevin Hakman, director, TIBCO. "TIBCO Active Message Service is a specialized 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). TIBCO Active Message Service Version 1.0 will be generally available by the end of May 2007 and can be used with or without TIBCO's award winning Ajax graphical user interface toolkit: TIBCO General Interface(TM). To learn more about TIBCO's comprehensive Ajax, SOA and Messaging offerings, please visit www.tibco.com.

About Lightstreamer

Lightstreamer, a legal entity Weswit Srl, is part of Par-Tec Spa. Development began in 2000, originally by the Financial Systems Integration activity within the group, then in 2004 Lightstreamer became an independent 'ISV' to provide Lightstreamer 'push' technology to a wider global market. For more information see www.lightstreamer.com where several on-line demonstrations are available.

About TIBCO

TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX) provides enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success. With over 3,000 customers, TIBCO has given leading organizations around the world better awareness and agility-what TIBCO calls The Power of Now(R). To learn more, contact TIBCO at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at www.tibco.com.

TIBCO, the TIBCO logo, The Power of Now, TIBCO Active Message Service, TIBCO General Interface 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.

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