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Market Research Digest 30 Oct 02

Cape Clear partners with Softwired on mobile web services development

CapeClear Software and SoftWired today [9-Oct-02] announced that they are partnering to offer a solution that will enable enterprises to create Web Services-based mobile solutions. The combination of Cape Clear's Web Services technology and Softwired's advanced mobile delivery platform provides a unique infrastructure offering for a new generation of standards-based applications, which can be distributed over various cellular infrastructure supporting the current 2.5G and forthcoming 3G networks. http://www.capeclear.com/news/press_releases/reports/softwired.shtml http://www.softwired-inc.com/pdf/news/capeclear10oct02.pdf Our friends at Softwired have been busy partnering recently - with us, Fiorano and now Cape Clear.

Cape Clear Software Adds Choreology's Transaction Support To Web Services Platform

Cape Clear Software, a leading provider of WebServices technology, announced today [01-Oct-02] that it is working with Choreology Ltd, an enterprise software firm that is pioneering business transaction management for application coordination, to deliver full standards-based transactional support for the CapeConnect Web Services Platform, using Choreology's Cohesions 1.0 coordination engine and programming interfaces. Together, these products will enable organizations to develop robust, transactional Web Services-based applications that combine enterprise quality of service with Web Services' ease of use, portability, and interoperability. An early release of the Web Services transactions platform, which conforms to the OASIS Business Transaction Protocol specification, is being demonstrated at the Sibos conference in Geneva this week. A subsequent release will be available for customer use by the end of the year. The full commercial release is also expected to support the proposed WS-Coordination and WS-Transaction specifications that were recently announced by Microsoft, IBM, and BEA. http://www.capeclear.com/news/press_releases/reports/choreology.shtml Web services will become much more useful once they can take part in transactions - this partnership will position Cape Clear in that market.

Chutney Technologies and Cape Clear Software Ally to Ease Customer Development and Deployment of Web Services

ChutneyTechnologies, Inc., the pioneer and leader of the Application Optimization market, and Cape Clear Software, a leading provider of Web Services technology, today [14-Oct-02] announced a marketing and technology partnership. Companies can now expect fast and easy deployment of Web Services through a pre-tested and combined solution designed to enhance the development, management, and performance of these critical applications. Chutney's core technology enables the results of programs to be reused, thus eliminating redundant processing, communication, I/O, and formatting operations. These efficiencies reduce user response times by up to 90 percent and amplify transaction rates by three times or more. Furthermore, to provide maximum openness and interoperability, Chutney's software integrates with all of the leading enterprise-class application-development platforms. http://www.capeclear.com/news/press_releases/reports/chutney.shtml ChutneyApptimizer is a cache - the SOAP edition simply caches the results of web services calls.

Gartner survey predicts growth of 5.4 per cent in 2003/2004

Corporate IT spending is set to rebound in the second half of 2003, according to a Gartner survey. Chief information officers (CIOs) indicated that they will be tripling their spending in 2003, creating growth of 5.4 per cent. Software and IT services will see most significant improvement in 2003 and 2004, while hardware spending continues to remain flat with no percentage increase.

GemStone Announces Gemfire 1.0 Real-Time Cache

GemStone Systems has announced the availability of GemFire Real-Time Performance 1.0. GemFire integrates data sources across different JVMs as a single system image, providing applications with a unified view of shared data at in-memory speeds. Check out GemFire and read the press release. http://www2.theserverside.com/home/thread.jsp?thread_id=16165&article_count=10 Note that we have known about GemFire since before JavaOne2002. Here's what their email newsletter says: GemFire(tm) Real-Time Performance 1.0 Software Now Available Boost performance and scalability of your real-time business applications with GemFire Real-Time Performance 1.0, the industry's first shared-memory based cache. GemFire allows you to:

  • Make split-second business decisions
  • Immediately adapt to market changes
  • Increase user and system productivity
  • Lower hardware costs
  • Reduce development costs GemFire integrates back-end data sources as a single system image, providing applications with a unified view of shared data at in-memory speeds. Because data is shared across multiple Java(tm) virtual machines at the application level, you can greatly reduce disk and network bottlenecks and increase performance while lowering operational costs. What could be better? Download GemFire or read more about it on our Web site.

Message Queuing for Business Integration

Given the title, you may think this article was first published a few years ago. But, in fact, it looks at database-driven MQ - specifically, the reasons that companies may choose to move their communication data out of file-based message queuing systems and into database-enabled message queuing systems. By Dieter Gawlick. http://www.eaijournal.com/PDF/Gawlick.pdf Dieter Gawlick is an architect at Oracle, where he has been involved in Oracle Workflow, Message Broker and other related projects. He would say that, then. But of course he makes some valid points.

Oracle Delivers New TopLink Release

10/25/02, 8:30 a.m. EDT--OracleCorp has released Oracle9i Application Server TopLink, a solution for developing enterprise Java applications with relational databases. Oracle acquired TopLink in June, and the TopLink technology is now available as a built-in feature of Oracle9i Application Server and as a separate, licensable component for use with all J2EE-compliant application servers, Oracle and non-Oracle databases and Java development tools. TopLink is an infrastructure-based solution for Java object-relational mapping designed to simplify the integration of Java objects to JDBC-compliant databases. The latest release provides a set of performance optimization and scalability features, including caching technology to minimize database and network traffic. TopLink continues to provide support for non-Oracle databases, application servers and development tools and offers ongoing support for existing TopLink customers. http://otn.oracle.com/products/ias/toplink/content.html I'm still trying to find out whether this is the original Toplink cache, or if they've used OCS4J; latest thinking is they haven't used OCS4J yet

Latest news from Sonic

Following on from the acquisition of eXcelon (and its ObjectDesign division) we hear that eXcelon European operation will be used to enhance Sonic's weak EMEA sales team. The database maintenance revenue will go into Progress, but both object and XML databases will be folded into Sonic - a persistent caching competitor (based on Javlin) seems on the cards.

Systinet gives its WASP more sting via ISVs, OEMs

Systinet, the leading independent provider of Web services infrastructure software, today [15-Oct-02] announced a strategic OEM initiative which includes products and services designed to make it easy for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to benefit from Web services technology. As part of this initiative, Systinet announced a new version of its WASP Web services product suite, WASP OEM Edition. Leading software companies such as Interwoven and Mercator have chosen Systinet WASP to power Web services within their own products because WASP is platform independent, easy to embed, and can be quickly branded and customized. Web services provide significant competitive advantages for OEMs and ISVs by making their products far easier to integrate, more flexible, and more cost effective to deploy and manage. http://www.systinet.com/news/latest_news/article&id_ele=24 http://searchwebservices.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid26_gci859639,00.html Systinet competes with Cape Clear, TheMindElectric and others in the web services/integration segment.

Vitria Makes Business Process Integration Simpler, More Flexible and More Powerful with BusinessWare 4

Vitria today [28-Oct-02] introduced BusinessWare® 4, the next generation of its industry-leading business process integration platform. BusinessWare 4 fundamentally changes the value integration brings to business -- simplifying integration, speeding implementation, lowering costs, improving ease of use and enabling overall business process "agility." BusinessWare 4 is also the first integration platform available today that takes a truly component-based approach to integration, enabling customers to create re-usable business services from any mix of application integration steps. In addition, BusinessWare 4 is the first integration platform to permit integration solutions to be "transport-independent" and deployable on any number of messaging infrastructures, such as IBM's WebSphere MQ® and Java Messaging Service (JMS) message buses. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/021028/280251_1.html The "first" on JMS! what about CrossWorlds, BEA, etc, etc.

Results Corner

It's been a busy week for results, here are some. This cluster of EAI results from Ascential, Mercator, SeeBeyond, Vitria and webMethods shows the market down by 6% since last year, but wide differences in individual results, ranging from SeeBeyond's 17% drop to webMethods' 13% increase. ---++Attunity Announces 2002 Third Quarter Results

Third Consecutive Quarter with Sequential Growth in Revenue and Net Income. Total revenues in the third quarter [ending 30 Sep 02] were $4,402,000, an increase of 2% from $4,321,000 for the second quarter of 2002 and a decrease of 20% from $5,525,000 for the same period in the prior year. Gross profit in the third quarter of 2002 was $2,908,000 up 3% from $2,813,000 for the second quarter of 2002 but down 14% from $3,385,000 for the same period in the prior year. Net income for the third fiscal quarter increased by 42% to $619,000 or $0.04 per share from $437,000 or $0.03 per share in the second quarter 2002, but compared to a net loss of $1,279,000 or a loss of $0.12 per share for the same period in the prior year. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/021023/232309_1.html _Attunity is a SpiritSoft partner, offering JDBC and BPM solutions - "a leading provider of eBusiness Integration solutions that deliver dynamic business process, application and data integration within and across enterprises". _

Ascential reports Q3

Ascential Software Corporation, the leader in the enterprise data integration market, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2002.Total revenue on a GAAP basis for Ascential was $30.2 million in the third quarter, up 8% from $28.0 million reported in the second quarter of 2002 and up 12% over $27.0 million in the third quarter last year. On a pro forma basis, which includes only revenue from the company's ongoing data integration business, total revenue was $30.0 million, a 9% sequential increase over $27.6 million in the second quarter, and up 27% over the $23.7 million in the third quarter last year. On a GAAP basis, net loss was $16.3 million, or $0.07 per share, for the third quarter, compared to a net loss of $20.6 million, or $0.08 per share, in the second quarter. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/021024/nyth200_1.html

Persistence Reports Q3 Results

For the third quarter [to 30-Sep-02], the Company reported revenues of $4.1 million, compared to the $5.2 million in revenues reported in the third quarter of 2001. The Company reported a net loss of $449,000, or $(0.02) per share, compared to a net loss of $2.7 million, or $(0.13) per share, for the third quarter of 2001. "We are heartened that over the past three quarters 36 percent of our license revenues have been generated from new products introduced in the past 12 months " http://www.persistence.com/company/press/releases/20021023.php

=Mercator Q3 results = Mercator Software, Inc. today reported final results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2002. The Company stated that total revenues for the period were $25.3 million, compared to $35.6 million in the third quarter a year ago, including license revenue of $8.3 million, which is down 24% sequentially compared to $10.9 million in the second quarter. Third quarter 2002 total pro forma expenses, which represent total operating expenses and cost of revenues, excluding amortization of goodwill and intangible assets, and restructuring charges, were $30.4 million compared to $37.5 million a year ago.

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/021029/292491_1.html

SeeBeyond third quarter results

Net revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2002 was $35.7 million compared to $43.1 million in the third quarter of the prior year. Sequentially, net revenue grew 6% from $33.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2002. License revenue was $13.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2002, versus $21.5 million in the prior year's period. SeeBeyond added 31 new customers during the third quarter, bringing its total customer base to more than 1,725, and providing it with the largest installed base among pure-play integration vendors today.

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/021023/230465_1.html

Dreadful license revenues somewhat redeemed by growing maintenance. Customer numbers up from 1300 (Oct 2000) to 1580 (Oct 2001 - +280) to 1725 (now - +145). Looks like a plateau coming up?

Vitria Q3 results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2002 [ending 30-Sep-02] was $26.0 million compared with $26.5 million reported in the second quarter of 2002. License revenue was $10.0 million, unchanged compared with the second quarter of 2002. Based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Vitria's net loss for the quarter was $11.1 million, or $0.09 per share, compared with a net loss of $41.0 million, or $0.32 per share, in the second quarter of 2002. Excluding charges relating to stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles and restructuring charges, Vitria's pro forma net loss for the quarter was $8.9 million, or $0.07 per share, compared with a pro forma net loss of $16.1 million, or $0.12 per share, in the second quarter of 2002. "Since the beginning of the year, we have reduced Vitria's cost structure by approximately $60 million on an annualized basis. We have maintained our strong balance sheet with about $130 million in cash, cash equivalents and short term investments at the end of the quarter."

WebMethods reports Q2 results

Total revenue for the September 2002 quarter [ending 30-Sep-02] increased 13 percent to $46.2 million, compared to $40.7 million for the same period in the prior year. License revenue for the September 2002 quarter increased 22 percent to $26.5 million, compared to $21.7 million in the prior year period. The pro forma net loss for the September 2002 quarter was $2.8 million ($8.1 million same period 2001). The company's net loss for the September 2002 quarter under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) was $4.9 million, compared to a net loss of $33.2 million in the prior year period. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/021022/dctu013_1.html


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