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Sonic Software Delivers First Comprehensive ESB-based Business Integration Suite

  • 23 September, 2003 16:08

<p>Sonic Orchestration Server, Sonic XML Server and Sonic Integration Workbench Now Available; Provide Customers with Integrated Platform for a Broad Range of Standards-based Enterprise Integration Projects</p>
<p>SYDNEY and BEDFORD, Mass.¾September 23, 2003¾Sonic Software today completed delivery of the Sonic Business Integration Suite, the first comprehensive integration product family built on an enterprise service bus (ESB), announcing availability of Sonic Orchestration Server, Sonic XML Server and Sonic Integration Workbench. In Australia, these products are distributed by Progress Software.</p>
<p>These three products complement the capabilities of Sonic ESB to provide sophisticated business process management, XML processing, storage and query, and an integrated toolset for the suite. The Sonic Business Integration Suite, which was announced in April 2003 (http://www.sonicsoftware.com/news/pressrelease_108138/pritem.ssp), delivers a distributed, flexible and standards-based integration infrastructure that allows companies to connect, orchestrate and manage any number of services or applications—from a few up to many thousands—across the extended enterprise.</p>
<p>The three new products are:</p>
<p>Sonic Orchestration Server, which provides sophisticated business process management capabilities across the ESB-enabled enterprise. Orchestration Server builds upon the intelligent routing in Sonic ESB and naturally extends to include any ESB service in a coordinated and managed process. Orchestration Server dramatically increases the reach and range of business processes, allowing organizations to manage business processes at the boundary of business, rather than the limits of technology.</p>
<p>Sonic XML Server, which provides scalable and optimized XML processing, storage and query, utilizing XSLT and XQuery standards, to support auditing, logging, data staging and aggregation, and business event capture and monitoring functions across the ESB. XML Server addresses the ‘verbosity’ challenge of XML by delivering significant performance and XML document scalability advantages, and makes these capabilities natively available to the entire integration network through the ESB.</p>
<p>Sonic Integration Workbench, which provides the tools and servers needed for modeling, testing and deploying integration projects with the Sonic ESB and layered products in the Business Integration Suite. It includes award-winning XML tools from Sonic’s own XML Development environment, Sonic Stylus Studio 5.0. Using Integration Workbench in combination with traditional IDEs, developers can now work from the bottom up to identify applications and data resources, expose them as services, and bind those services into the Sonic ESB. Architects can work top down, developing XML formats and transformation logic, and modeling business processes, deploying them into a clearly defined integration tier, represented by the Sonic ESB.</p>
<p>“With the delivery of Orchestration Server, XML Server and Integration Workbench, Sonic once again raises the bar for integration technology, providing a layered set of products that address the most sophisticated requirements. We’re particularly proud of the speed with which we were able to deliver such a well integrated family of products,” said Greg O’Connor, president of Sonic Software. “By building our suite on an ESB architecture from the ground up, customers can manage more pervasive business processes—even spanning business units and partners—and leverage business events in a much more powerful way than ever before.”</p>
<p>“By combining an award-winning XML development environment, with powerful visual modeling tools and development-time server licenses across all of the products, the Sonic Integration Workbench represents a serious leap forward in the emerging Integrated Services Environment (ISE) category,” continued O’Connor. “It’s the development environment for the integration tier.”</p>
<p>About the Sonic Business Integration Suite</p>
<p>The Sonic Business Integration Suite is built on the world’s first enterprise service bus (ESB). With Sonic, companies can expand integration reach while reducing integration costs to significantly enhance business agility. The Sonic integration suite offers a standards-based distributed infrastructure that reliably and cost-effectively connects applications and orchestrates business processes across the extended enterprise. Sonic facilitates rapid development of XML-based integrations, manages as many as thousands of services from as few as one control point, enables connectivity to over 200 types of systems without requiring custom coding, and coordinates sophisticated process flow and long running partner conversations.</p>
<p>About Sonic Software Corporation</p>
<p>Sonic Software provides the first comprehensive business integration suite built on an enterprise service bus (ESB). The Sonic product line delivers a distributed, standards-based, cost-effective, easily managed infrastructure that reliably integrates applications and orchestrates business processes across the extended enterprise.</p>
<p>Sonic is the world’s fastest growing integration and middleware company and counts global leaders among over 500 customers in financial services, energy, telecommunications and manufacturing. Sonic is an independent operating company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a US$300 million software industry leader. Headquartered in Bedford, Mass., Sonic Software can be reached on the Web at www.sonicsoftware.com</p>
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<p>For further information please contact:
Julie Braithwaite Progress Software 02 9496 8439
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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