TIBCO BusinessWorks Version 5.4 to Offer Advanced Support for BPEL Latest Release Offers Increased Performance, Reliability and Security

    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
     -- 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
     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.

SOURCE TIBCO Software Inc.

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