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New tools designed to make e-business easier

Tibco is continuing its drive to provide the core plumbing for companies that want to become e-businesses.

Tibco is continuing its drive to provide the core plumbing for companies that want to become e-businesses.

Tibco today unveiled Tib/ActiveEnterprise 2.0, which is intended to provide tools needed for e-commerce including enterprise messaging, application and technology adapters, messaging brokering, business process automation, content aggregation, and enterprise portal software.

Tibco develops real-time software that enables computer applications and platforms to communicate across networks. The company competes against IBM, Vitria and Active Software in the Web software integration market.

Today's product launch marks the rounding out of Tibco's product line, analysts said.

John Mann, an analyst with the Patricia Seybold group, said that companies in all industries are increasingly understanding the need to integrate disparate applications.

New components of the TIB/ActiveEnterprise 2.0 includes TIB/Portal for Yahoo, TIB/Adapter for Active Database, TIB/Adapter SDK 2.0, TIB/MessageBroker 2.0 and TIB/Repository.

Through a partnership with Yahoo announced in May, Tibco has developed Tib/Portal for Yahoo, which allows corporations to integrate external and internal content alongside My Yahoo Content. The goal is to provide a personalized corporate homepage that businesses use to access corporate offerings such as supply chain status, benefits summaries, accounts payable information, and employee directories.

The new portal feature allows users to fully personalize their Web experience with updated industry-specific news, financial information, local weather reports, sports and more.

The Tib/Adapter for Active Database provides proactive notification of database changes, while the Tib/Adapter SDK 2.0, allows users to build adapters that tie different applications and systems together and enables them to communicate in real-time.

In addition, Tib/Message Broker 2.0 allows data integration via support for XML-based schemas. Data transformation and mapping are simplified with support for complex mappings, the company claimed.

Finally, the Tib/Repository 2.0 provides a standard interface to capture and store metadata from diverse systems and applications in the XML format.

Pricing for Tib/ActiveEnterprise were not immediately available.

In June, shares of Tibco Software more than doubled in the company's stock market debut, rising as high as 40 from an offering price of 15.