TIBCO Previews Industry's First Messaging Technology to Break the Microsecond Barrier at TUCON 2010

Next Generation Messaging Platform to Break New Ground in Ultra-Low Latency Messaging



11 May, 2010


TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced plans to deliver the industry's fastest messaging solution, TIBCO FTL™, 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® 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 Ranadivé. "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® technologies such as the Intel® Xeon® 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®. TIBCO FTL will provide integration with existing TIBCO Rendezvous deployments.

For more information on TIBCO's messaging software, please visit: www.tibco.com

TIBCO's technology digitized Wall Street in the '80s with its event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now®. TIBCO serves more than 3,000 customers around the world with offices in more than 20 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at www.tibco.com.

TIBCO, TIBCO Software, The Power of Now, TIBCO FTL, and TIBCO Rendezvous are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. and its subsidiaries 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.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including statements regarding the future release or capabilities of the TIBCO FTL product. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, important factors could cause actual results to differ materially. These factors include: any unforeseen delays, technical difficulties or changes in technology and standards relating to the development of this new offering. Additional information regarding potential risks is provided in TIBCO's filings with the SEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2009 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended February 28, 2010. TIBCO assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this release.

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Lloyd Berry

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