PushToTest Heralds TIBCO as a Leader in Composition Approach to Enterprise-Scale SOA

TIBCO Software Receives Accolades in Comparative Study Released by Builder of Open-Source Test Automation

Palo Alto, CA


17 November, 2011


TIBCO Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) was recently publicized as a standard in productivity by PushToTest. PushToTest commissioned and released a comparative study entitled "The Composition Approach for Large-Scale SOA." In the study, PushToTest found that TIBCO ActiveMatrix® products offer lower total cost of ownership (TCO), a better architecture for large-scale SOA development, deployment, and management, and less hassle for developers overall.

The research analyzes new, best-practice approaches to service-oriented architecture (SOA) and evaluates SOA development and deployment solutions from leading vendors, including Oracle, IBM, and TIBCO. In implementing a test use-case across all of the solutions, PushToTest has concluded that SOA success requires service composition and service virtualization approaches to development and governance.

Key findings from the study state that Oracle, IBM, and TIBCO tools have major differences in developer productivity and deployment. TIBCO's platform independent architecture is better suited for large-scale SOA initiatives that must deal with the complexity of deploying and managing services across heterogeneous platforms. Also, in side-by-side product implementations, TIBCO ActiveMatrix provided the greatest productivity savings which can significantly reduce TCO. TIBCO took 29 percent less time and development costs compared to Oracle, and 22 percent less compared to IBM.

"The TIBCO ActiveMatrix family of products is uniquely designed to deliver the fastest time to results, reduced complexity, and the lowest total cost of ownership for our customers," said David Hickman, director of SOA marketing at TIBCO. "We are pleased that this study by PushToTest shows that TIBCO's approach to building, deploying and managing services and composite applications delivers on all three fronts."

"The success of agile software development methodology and DevOps practices show that development and deployment platform choices have a significant impact – up to 29% in the first year - on the total costs to develop, orchestrate, deploy, and manage services," said Frank Cohen, CEO and Founder at PushToTest. "Our research explores a new composition approach to building SOA services and provides a methodology to evaluate today's tools in terms of developer productivity and ease of deployment and management. The analysis shows that TIBCO is the leader in service composition and service virtualization and is building products to meet global enterprise needs."

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About PushToTest

PushToTest, the open-source test automation company, provides open source test automation solutions, including tools, services, platforms, and methodology, to medium and large enterprises. PushToTest solutions answer business management and development team needs to surface functional, load and performance, and business performance issues in Web application, Rich Internet Application (RIA, using Ajax, Flash/Flex, Oracle Forms, and Java Applets,) Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Business Process Management (BPM) application environments. For more information visit: www.pushtotest.com

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's optimizing claims, processing trades, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage® – the ability to capture the right information at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes and applications in real time. Learn more at www.tibco.com.

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