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This is really cool, and I can finally speak about it. Wow, gag orders just don't work very well for me. I mean, I can keep a secret, it's just that the really juicy ones are harder to keep than the others! And, this one's juicy. Ready...
Today we will release Orbix 6.3.4 with support for Actional.
Whoa! I bet at this point a lot of you are like SOA What? (yeah, remember that blog-ism we did here back when SOA was cool?)
Well, let me give you end-to-end visibility into the import of that sentence above.
As with all the other technologies we cover, including the recently announced SAP ABAP integration, Actional integration with Orbix gives customers:
Now, you might think with all these great benefits, there would be a high cost. Nuh uh!!!
Of course, if you follow Actional and Progress at all, awesome technology is old news. Actional has been working on non-SOA distributed applications since early in the development of our product and anytime we add a new technology, protocol, or platform, we've always added the same rich features, while maintaining the enterprise-class performance. Let me say that again, because I've accidentally brought up a very important point.
The single Actional Agent adds all of the functionality, across all of the protocols and platforms, and provides the same outstanding performance you've come to expect from us. In contrast, many other vendors can support all the platforms/protocols, and all the business-transaction-management features, and do so non-intrusively... but THEY CAN'T DO IT ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
Back on track, sorry for the diversion. I'm almost done here, I promise.
There are other equally interesting implications from this release that I'd like to share (in no particular order).
In closing, I wish I could share some of the early adopter customer quotes here. I can't, but the feedback from the (former) IONA field was equally funny. The IONA field is (relatively) new to Progress
and hasn't necessarily developed the instant-automatic love for
each-and-every Progress product because we all share a logo color
scheme. We actually had to prove ourselves to these guys and gals (a
very capable team I might add). Once the engineering team was finished,
they took the early software and implemented it at some rather large
(and equally skeptical) customers. After running it through it's paces,
people were actually smiling. When was the last time you saw beta users
smiling at performance results? To quote one guy working at a large
airline... "it simply worked the way it should."
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