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Tibco pushes middleware

Enterprise middleware and application integration firm Tibco Software announces a series of alliances intended to promote its middleware technology.

Enterprise middleware and application integration firm Tibco Software today announced a series of alliances intended to promote its middleware technology.

Tibco writes software that automatically routes--or pushes--financial information, news, and other data from a publisher to an individual personal computer. The software works on corporate or public computer networks.

The Palo Alto, California-based company said i2 Technologies has licensed and plans to embed Tibco's Tib/Rendezvous message-oriented middleware into i2's High Availability Demand Fulfillment and High Availability DDQ (Due-Date-Quoting) packages. The products will utilize Tib/Rendezvous to provide order promising and due date quoting. The move strengthens i2's Rhythm Global Decision Support Architecture, which enables customers to implement planning and decision support systems globally.

Rendezvous is used to pass messages among various dissimilar networked applications. The software makes sure that messages are delivered across the network by storing them in a queue and forwarding them when networked systems are online and ready to receive the messages.

Tibco also announced that it will be working with DiviCom to promote a combined system of DiviCom's DiviCast product and Tibco's Tib/ActiveEnterprise suite. The deal will establish a new group of MPEG2 video feature-based satellite and broadcast services such as Webcasting and corporate push technologies for companies to use and deploy a host of sales force automation, inventory control, and customer service systems.

In another joint venture, Tibco will team up with Aether Technologies to codevelop palm-top wireless data delivery services. Tibco's Tib/Wireless product will allow Aether to expand its current financial product offerings beyond the Reuters market data to include multiple news and data content sources by gathering the information and distributing it over Tibco's subject-based wireless protocol.

Pricing was not made available for any of these products or services.