PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX) today announced a major upgrade to TIBCO BusinessWorks(TM). This new version addresses the increasing complexity of orchestration in a standards-based format for companies that want to take their service-oriented architecture (SOA) to the next level. TIBCO BusinessWorks 5.4 implements the OASIS Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) 1.1 specification with the industry's first support for BPEL 2.0 schemas. The increasing adoption of SOA by enterprises is creating a complex network of discrete services. As companies break down their monolithic applications and create new services, their end goal is to compose and reuse those services as processes or new applications. TIBCO BusinessWorks with support for BPEL will further help companies simplify the re-use of existing IT assets through a more manageable, adaptive and cost-effective infrastructure. In addition, customers will be able to quickly realize the benefits of integrated applications and reusable services by more rapidly assembling composite applications and complex orchestrated services in ways that best meets their needs. "One of the key features of version 5.4 is the ability to address the increasing complexity of orchestration. As a leader in adopting industry standards such as BPEL, TIBCO BusinessWorks will further help customers advance their service-oriented and event-driven architectures for enabling enterprise-wide growth," said Ram Menon, executive vice president, worldwide marketing. "TIBCO once again is setting the bar for SOA and ESB products by addressing key customer concerns and business priorities around industry standards, security and performance." In addition, TIBCO BusinessWorks 5.4 extends functionality across the areas of performance, security and platform support. These enhancements enable customers to address regulatory compliance mandates, increase their visibility into business critical transactions, and improve machine utilization and application response time. TIBCO BusinessWorks 5.4 Highlights: -- Advanced support for WS-BPEL -- Provides orchestration that's deeply integrated with ESB technology -- Advanced orchestration capability enables visibility into straight-through-process execution and allows for faster correction in exception cases -- More Pluggable Security Model -- Enable authorization and authentication against external identity management systems -- Access to the authentication context throughout a BusinessWorks process -- Monitoring of Distributed Transactions -- Monitoring of in-flight transactions and retrieve transaction metrics via TIBCO Hawk(R) or TIBCO Enterprise Management Advisor(TM) -- Improved Performance & Platform Support -- Improved engine for data transformation -- Support for next generation 64-bit platforms including Linux 64 bit, Solaris X86, 64-bit AIX, 64-bit HP-UX, 64-bit Solaris 9 and 64-bit Solaris 10. Other enhancements include support for Microsoft SQL 2005 and Oracle 10g R2 relational database management systems, as well as Tomcat 5.5, Jakarta 3.0.1, the latest production quality releases from the Apache Software Foundation. In addition, this latest software release is fully backwards compatible with previous versions of TIBCO BusinessWorks. Projects built using select previous versions can be executed without modification in TIBCO BusinessWorks version 5.4. TIBCO BusinessWorks version 5.4 is now generally available with pricing starting at $75,000. All new product features are available free of charge to existing TIBCO BusinessWorks customers with current maintenance contracts. 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 BusinessWorks, 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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