TIBCO Positioned as a Leader for SOA Governance in 2009 Magic Quadrant

TIBCO SOA Governance Built Into the Platform Provides Comprehensive Solution for Successful SOA Implementations

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) has been positioned in the leaders quadrant in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets" 2009 report(1).

As mentioned in the report, "This Magic Quadrant reduces the market to one set of technologies with strong architectural cohesion (integration), promoting ease of use and the interoperability of products. This integration includes the idea that multiple personas will be involved in governing an SOA. Each of these personas will bring a different perspective to the process of performing different kinds of tasks."

"TIBCO's vision for SOA with built-in governance is well recognized and I believe that Gartner has positioned us in the leaders quadrant in recognition of TIBCO's innovation," said Ram Menon, EVP of Worldwide Marketing at TIBCO. "We view this recognition as a confirmation of our leading product offerings and commitment to SOA governance."

According to the report, "Leaders are performing well today, gaining traction and 'mind share' in the market, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. In an emerging market such as this one, leaders are also looked at as proponents, educators and innovators."

The TIBCO ActiveMatrix® platform combines best-in-class lifecycle management and policy management with the industry's first and only complex event processing (CEP)-based performance and SLA management. It gives organizations the capability to build next-generation applications that combine services created with disparate vendor technologies. The TIBCO ActiveMatrix platform includes lifecycle governance, runtime policy management, and service performance management. The platform simplifies how developers publish, discover, reuse and change services. With built-in governance and management capabilities administrators have the control they need from a single, reliable Ajax-based console to easily deploy applications, apply policies without having to change the services, and add load balancing or fault tolerance to keep applications up and running.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted March 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc., as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from SOA Software.


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.

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(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets," by Frank Kenney and Daryl Plummer, March 31, 2009

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