New Release of Oracle Tuxedo Now Available

Oracle announced it is shipping Oracle Tuxedo 10g R3, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, marking the first major release of Tuxedo-formerly a BEA Systems offering-since Oracle's acquisition of BEA. Tuxedo 10g is the latest in a series of product releases that combine technology from Oracle Fusion Middleware and BEA, the vendor says.

Oracle Tuxedo is a distributed transaction-processing platform that provides mainframe-class scale and performance on open, distributed systems for software written in C, C++, and COBOL, and is a platform for rehosting mainframe applications on mainstream hardware.

In addition to Tuxedo itself, the transaction processing platform, Oracle also announced the availability of Oracle Service Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT) 10g R3. Oracle SALT is an SOA-enablement product option for Oracle Tuxedo, and provides a standards-based, bi-directional Web-services gateway and an SCA container to simplify new application development using a standards-based programming model. Oracle Tuxedo System and Application Monitor (TSAM) 10g R3 was also released.

"All three of these members of the Tuxedo family are being released together," Mike Piech, senior director of Oracle Fusion Middleware, tells 5 Minute Briefing, explaining that the focus of this release has been to update to the latest standards and with a particular emphasis on SOA-enablement.

In the spirit of incorporating these BEA technologies within the overall Oracle Fusion Middleware context, Oracle Tuxedo 10g R3, Oracle SALT 10g R3 and Oracle TSAM 10g R3 have been put through "rigorous certification" with Oracle Fusion Middleware components, including Oracle Coherence, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite, Piech notes.

Additionally, Oracle Tuxedo 10g R3 is certified with Oracle Clusterware to improve the availability of existing and new applications. Because Oracle Clusterware is certified with Oracle Real Application Clusters, integration between Oracle Tuxedo 10g R3 and Oracle Real Application Clusters is enhanced.

The new release "represents a significant step forward in SOA-enablement for Tuxedo," Piech says. "For folks that are already going down the SOA path, this makes Tuxedo even more compelling for them and, then finally, the integration with the rest of the Fusion Middleware technology, particularly Clusterware, really ties Tuxedo even more tightly into our overall vision for middleware."

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