TIBCO Software Announces Support for Linux on IBM's Mainframe Hardware

Strategic Alliance Will Provide Mainframe Solutions for Large Enterprises



Sep 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from TIBCO Software, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of its mainframe
 strategy, TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX) today announced plans for its
 integration software to support Linux on the IBM eServer* z900** and S/390
 line of data transaction servers. TIBCO is a leader in the integration of
 mainframe technology with other enterprise systems and the additional support
 for Linux on the mainframe will make these offerings one of the most
 comprehensive in the industry.
     With more than 1,200 customer installations worldwide, and support from
 leading vendors, TIBCO's integration technology is rapidly emerging as the
 de facto standard for enabling mission-critical business integration needed
 for robust e-business infrastructures.  With Linux on the mainframe, TIBCO
 will enable customers to cross-access existing applications running on both
 large mainframe and UNIX environments in real-time.
     "Linux on IBM mainframes allows many disparate systems to be combined
 under one platform, resulting in greater performance and easier operation,"
 said Joann Duguid, director, Linux marketing zSeries.  "The combination of
 solutions like TIBCO's integration infrastructure and the z900 offers
 customers the performance, security and reliability they demand for their
 business critical integration needs."
     IBM's mainframe platforms (the eServerz900 and S/390) serve as a stable
 and secure backbone for data intensive, high-power computing environments.
 IBM's mainframe is a flexible and open industrial strength platform, which
 allows applications running on Linux to access traditional applications
 running on large mainframe environments.
     In addition, the z900, is the first mainframe built from scratch to handle
 the unpredictable demands of e-business as its primary function, allowing
 thousands of servers to operate within one box.
     Linux is well known for its open source code, flexibility and high
 performance.  According to IDC, it is the fastest growing server-operating
 system, growing at 166% last year.  The number of Linux users grew from about
 1,000 in 1992 to about 9 million last year.   In fact, it is estimated that
 60% of all production servers on the Web are running on Linux.
     "This announcement continues our commitment to supporting mainframe
 environments and the needs of large enterprise customers," said
 Andrea Eubanks, director of integration products for TIBCO Software.  "The
 partnership between TIBCO and IBM represents a powerful, best-of-breed,
 real-time solution capable of meeting the demands of the Internet and
 e-business today."
 
     About TIBCO Software Inc.
     TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading provider of total business integration
 solutions delivering infrastructure software that enables businesses to
 seamlessly integrate business systems in real-time.  TIBCO technology was
 first used to digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted in diverse
 industries including financial services, telecommunications, electronic
 commerce, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and energy.  TIBCO's global
 customer base includes more than 1,200 customers such as Cisco Systems,
 Yahoo!, NEC, Enron, Sun Microsystems, GE Capital, The Limited,
 Delta Air Lines, Philips, AT&T and Pirelli.  Headquartered in Palo Alto,
 California, TIBCO can be reach at 650-846-1000 or on the web at www.tibco.com.
 
     NOTE:  TIBCO 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.
 
     * The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo
 with the following descriptive term "server" following it.
     ** IBM, the IBM e-business logo, z900, and S/390 are all trademarks of the
 IBM Corporation.
 
     Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:  This release contains
 forward-looking statements regarding TIBCO's business, customers, markets
 served or other factors including the ability of products to meet customers'
 expectations, needs, or perform as described, the performance of TIBCO's
 strategic partner and the continuation of the relationship that may affect
 future earnings or financial results.  Our actual results could differ in such
 forward-looking statements.  Reasons for why actual results could differ
 materially include if the products are unable to successfully meet customers'
 expectations, needs, or perform as described, TIBCO's strategic partner does
 not perform as anticipated and the relationship does not continue.  Additional
 information concerning factors that could cause our actual results to differ
 materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements can be found
 in TIBCO Software's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 ("SEC"), including but not limited to its most recent reports on Forms 10-Q
 and 10-K filed with the SEC on July 13, 2001 and February 27, 2001,
 respectively, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual
 results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements
 including limited independent operating history, history of losses,
 unpredictability of future revenue, dependence on a limited number of
 customers, relationship with Reuters Group PLC, rapid technological and market
 changes, risks associated with infrastructure software and volatility of stock
 price.  Copies of filings made with the SEC are available through the SEC's
 electronic data gather analysis and retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.
 TIBCO assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included
 in this document.
 
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    PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of its mainframe
 strategy, TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX) today announced plans for its
 integration software to support Linux on the IBM eServer* z900** and S/390
 line of data transaction servers. TIBCO is a leader in the integration of
 mainframe technology with other enterprise systems and the additional support
 for Linux on the mainframe will make these offerings one of the most
 comprehensive in the industry.
     With more than 1,200 customer installations worldwide, and support from
 leading vendors, TIBCO's integration technology is rapidly emerging as the
 de facto standard for enabling mission-critical business integration needed
 for robust e-business infrastructures.  With Linux on the mainframe, TIBCO
 will enable customers to cross-access existing applications running on both
 large mainframe and UNIX environments in real-time.
     "Linux on IBM mainframes allows many disparate systems to be combined
 under one platform, resulting in greater performance and easier operation,"
 said Joann Duguid, director, Linux marketing zSeries.  "The combination of
 solutions like TIBCO's integration infrastructure and the z900 offers
 customers the performance, security and reliability they demand for their
 business critical integration needs."
     IBM's mainframe platforms (the eServerz900 and S/390) serve as a stable
 and secure backbone for data intensive, high-power computing environments.
 IBM's mainframe is a flexible and open industrial strength platform, which
 allows applications running on Linux to access traditional applications
 running on large mainframe environments.
     In addition, the z900, is the first mainframe built from scratch to handle
 the unpredictable demands of e-business as its primary function, allowing
 thousands of servers to operate within one box.
     Linux is well known for its open source code, flexibility and high
 performance.  According to IDC, it is the fastest growing server-operating
 system, growing at 166% last year.  The number of Linux users grew from about
 1,000 in 1992 to about 9 million last year.   In fact, it is estimated that
 60% of all production servers on the Web are running on Linux.
     "This announcement continues our commitment to supporting mainframe
 environments and the needs of large enterprise customers," said
 Andrea Eubanks, director of integration products for TIBCO Software.  "The
 partnership between TIBCO and IBM represents a powerful, best-of-breed,
 real-time solution capable of meeting the demands of the Internet and
 e-business today."
 
     About TIBCO Software Inc.
     TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading provider of total business integration
 solutions delivering infrastructure software that enables businesses to
 seamlessly integrate business systems in real-time.  TIBCO technology was
 first used to digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted in diverse
 industries including financial services, telecommunications, electronic
 commerce, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and energy.  TIBCO's global
 customer base includes more than 1,200 customers such as Cisco Systems,
 Yahoo!, NEC, Enron, Sun Microsystems, GE Capital, The Limited,
 Delta Air Lines, Philips, AT&T and Pirelli.  Headquartered in Palo Alto,
 California, TIBCO can be reach at 650-846-1000 or on the web at www.tibco.com.
 
     NOTE:  TIBCO 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.
 
     * The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo
 with the following descriptive term "server" following it.
     ** IBM, the IBM e-business logo, z900, and S/390 are all trademarks of the
 IBM Corporation.
 
     Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:  This release contains
 forward-looking statements regarding TIBCO's business, customers, markets
 served or other factors including the ability of products to meet customers'
 expectations, needs, or perform as described, the performance of TIBCO's
 strategic partner and the continuation of the relationship that may affect
 future earnings or financial results.  Our actual results could differ in such
 forward-looking statements.  Reasons for why actual results could differ
 materially include if the products are unable to successfully meet customers'
 expectations, needs, or perform as described, TIBCO's strategic partner does
 not perform as anticipated and the relationship does not continue.  Additional
 information concerning factors that could cause our actual results to differ
 materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements can be found
 in TIBCO Software's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 ("SEC"), including but not limited to its most recent reports on Forms 10-Q
 and 10-K filed with the SEC on July 13, 2001 and February 27, 2001,
 respectively, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual
 results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements
 including limited independent operating history, history of losses,
 unpredictability of future revenue, dependence on a limited number of
 customers, relationship with Reuters Group PLC, rapid technological and market
 changes, risks associated with infrastructure software and volatility of stock
 price.  Copies of filings made with the SEC are available through the SEC's
 electronic data gather analysis and retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.
 TIBCO assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included
 in this document.
 
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