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Lynton Research Digest

2002
2003
2004
 
January
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
February
12th, 19th, 26th
March
5th, 13th, 26th
April
2nd, 9th, 30th
May
7th, 14th, 21st
June
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
July
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
August
September
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
October
1st, 8th, 15th, 31st
November
12th, 19th, 22nd
December
10th, 17th, 31st

Market Research Overview, April 2003

Previous Month Next Month

2nd 9th [16th/23rd n.a] 30th

Competitive

  • BEA WebLogic 8.1 ships, is "30% faster" and significantly extends JMS capabilities
  • NEON launches IMS adapter to add to its mainframe SQL connectivity
  • PolarLake's new technology roadmap envisages a range of XML, message and database integration products
  • Sonic opens 5 European offices, re-launches SonicXQ as "Sonic ESB", and goes upmarket with a strong "business integration" message and product line (built on XQ and its Excelon acquisition); Sonic also demonstrates OSS/J scalability for the telco market.
  • webMethods starts to roll out its JBoss-based integration server

Industry

  • Gartner predicts a 2004 recovery; but Oracle's Larry Ellison predicts a bloodbath in Silicon Valley
  • A flood of results shows mixed fortunes:
    • UP: Ascential, ILOG, Informatica (just about), Persistence
    • FLAT: webMethods
    • DOWN: Iona (catastrophically), Mercator (loss narrows but license revenue down 27%), SeeBeyond, Reuters
  • Forrester says Linux has reached a tipping point, and should sweep the board this year
  • Confusion and politics still reign in BPM world as BPEL4WS is submitted to OASIS rather than to the W3C Choreography group


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