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Borland Raises the Bar for Platform Interoperability: Launches Borland® Janeva™ 6 to Support Mixed IT Environments at Reduced Risk and Cost

  • 13 November, 2003 17:43

<p>Janeva 6 Provides Complementary Alternative to Web Services; Addresses Need for Tighter Integration of .NET Technologies into Mixed IT Environments</p>
<p>Australia - 13 November 2003 – Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL) has announced Borland® Janeva™6, the latest version of the company’s platform interoperability technology. Janeva 6 is designed to help organizations reduce the cost and impact of integrating new and existing software investments so that they have the freedom to move into the future without abandoning the past.</p>
<p>As organizations adopt .NET technologies, Janeva 6 offers secure and high performance connectivity between Microsoft .NET Framework-based applications and J2EE™ and CORBA® server-side technologies. Moreover, Janeva 6 now brings certified support for all major J2EE application servers with transaction and security services, including user authorization and authentication. J2EE and CORBA applications can also utilize new callback capabilities to ‘talk back’ to .NET Framework-based applications for two-way interoperability.</p>
<p>Janeva Momentum
Since the product’s introduction to the market in May of this year, Janeva has captured the interest of organizations in government as well as high-transaction verticals such as finance and telecommunications that are looking to reduce risk and cost in a mixed IT environment. Because Janeva requires no change to existing back-end systems, it offers an attractive integration option for enterprises that have mission-critical J2EE or CORBA applications already in production. Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel), a global communications company, has adopted Janeva as part of its effort to ensure that existing investments in J2EE and CORBA technologies are fully leveraged in new applications and services for the .NET Framework, and vice-versa.</p>
<p>Choo Li Chin, Director (Unix Product Management) with SingTel commented, “Borland Janeva is the ideal way to connect applications built for the .NET Framework with J2EE and CORBA infrastructures for SingTel. We considered using various options to provide this interoperability but our needs required a tight, fine-grained integration, as well as high-performance, fault-tolerant and secure interoperability. We chose Janeva to deliver this level of interoperability with the desired capabilities for SingTel.”</p>
<p>Janeva, a Pragmatic Approach Based on Proven Technology
Interoperability solutions on the market today such as Web services and bridging technologies typically rely on evolving or proprietary standards, which can often require extra infrastructure investments or development work on the server side. Janeva is designed to offer a mature and low-impact, complementary alternative based on the proven Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP).</p>
<p>“The recent introduction of bridges by a variety of vendors provides a means of spanning the gap between Microsoft .NET and J2EE. However, these bridges typically require additional hardware and software and can easily become the bottleneck and a single point of failure in a system,” commented Rikki Kirzner at analyst firm IDC. “Furthermore, SOAP is still immature and is aimed at providing loose coupling between applications. Although SOAP may grow to support better security and performance, it still will not address the tight, fine-grained integration that is required for many applications.”</p>
<p>“One of the biggest challenges customers are facing with Web services is the complexity of implementation in high-transaction environments,” commented Boz Elloy, senior vice president of software products at Borland. “Janeva offers a compelling alternative for projects that require a higher quality of service – security of data, high performance, reliability, fault-tolerance and scalability – at a lower total cost of ownership. The implementation is designed to be seamless, saving time and money from development to deployment.”</p>
<p>Janeva works like a plug-in to popular development environments for the Microsoft .NET Framework, such as Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Borland® C#Builder™ for the Microsoft .NET Framework. It translates data types automatically, so that .NET Framework developers require no expertise in J2EE or CORBA technology.</p>
<p>“We are adding a powerful solution to the integrator’s tool box,” added Thanh Tran, vice president and general manager of deployment solutions at Borland. “Janeva and Web services are complimentary and can solve a wide range of integration challenges across corporate Intranets and the Internet. As more enterprises adopt the Microsoft .NET Framework for new development projects, Janeva should play an even greater role in controlling deployment risk and cost in distributed, heterogeneous IT environments.”</p>
<p>Availability and supported platforms
Janeva 6 is scheduled for shipment late in the fourth quarter of 2003. Borland certifies Janeva 6 interoperability with BEA WebLogic Server™ 7.0, BEA WebLogic Server™ 8.1, Borland® Enterprise Server 5.2, IBM® WebSphere® 5.0, and Oracle9i™ Application Server.</p>
<p>About Borland
Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL) is a world leader in platform independent software development and deployment solutions that are designed to accelerate the entire application lifecycle. By connecting managers, testers, designers, developers, and implementers in real time, Borland enables enterprises worldwide to define and sustain their competitive advantage. For more information, visit: or the Borland Developer Network at
All Borland brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to the size and anticipated growth of the market for applications for the .NET Framework, the anticipated date of shipment of Janeva 6, the benefits that customers may see from using Janeva 6, and the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of Janeva 6. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, shifts in customer demand, software errors causing us to miss our targeted date of shipment, market acceptance of Janeva 6, actions or announcements by competitors, growth rates in the .Net applications market and rapid technological change that can harm the demand for Borland product. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.</p>

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