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Market Research Digest - 1 May 2002

Attunity Appoints Consist International as Distributor for Latin America, Germany and Spain

April 23, 2002--AttunityLtd. a leader in business process, application and data integration solutions for the extended enterprise, today announced the appointment of Consist International as its distributor in Latin America, Germany and Spain. Consist International is a leading provider of financial applications, business management, mission-critical solutions, and consulting services in over twenty countries. Attunity is a SpiritSoft partner

Attunity Announces 2002 First Quarter Results: Profitability Marks Significant Milestone in Turnaround Strategy

April 30, 2002--AttunityLtd., a leader in business process, application and data integration solutions for the extended enterprise, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002. Total revenues for the first fiscal quarter of 2002 were $4,208,000 compared with $4,119,000 for the same period in the prior year. License revenues in Q1 2002 increased 43% to $1,982,000 from $1,389,000 in Q1 2001. Net profit for the first fiscal quarter of 2002 was $405,000 or $0.03 per share on a fully diluted basis. For the corresponding period in 2001, the net loss was $4,227,000 or $0.40 per share. Cash balances and securities increased from $3,268,000 at the end of Q4 2001 to $3,337,000 at the end of Q1 2002. Cost of Revenues and Operating Expenses both slashed (sales and marketing costs down 64%, R&D net down 63%)...

BEA sees gold in 'Application Infrastructure'

By Rich Seeley eADT for Wednesday, April 24, 2002 An enterprise software category BEA calls "Application Infrastructure" will be a $57 billion market by 2005, Rani Merritt, senior vice president at BEASystemsInc. told attendees at this month's UCLA Business Technology Conference on Perspectives, Problems and Profitability.

She positioned BEA WebLogic as the potential leader in that "application infrastructure" where she acknowledge the prime competition will come from IBM's WebSphere, with Microsoft coming in third based on .NET and its front-office dominance.

Explaining the ApplicationInfrastructure model for WebLogic to her UCLA audience, Merritt said, "What we have put together at BEA is a new category of software that runs on a single architecture that enables CIOs to build, integrate, extend and manage applications in a heterogeneous environment."

In BEA's definition, the application infrastructure product includes the J2EE application server, development tools, application management tools, a presentation layer and security. In this model, the traditional enterprise integration role has been largely taken over by Web services, Merritt noted.

She said BEA is predicting that the market for application infrastructure software will reach $57 billion in 2005; in addition, application infrastructure software is being recognized by IDC as one of the fastest growing IT markets. BEA releases WebLogic 7.0

Marking a significant leap forward in standards support, BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS - news) will release BEA WebLogic Server 7.0(TM) for general availability this week. The world's most popular application server will stack leading Web Services standards in a unified, simplified and extensible architecture unique to BEA. By offering native support for the latest versions of SOAP, WSDL, XML, UDDI and JAX-RPC, BEA provides the foundation necessary for enterprise-class Web Services development and deployment and extends interoperability with other platforms like Microsoft .NET. Additionally, BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 is fully compliant with Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.3 (J2EE1.3) -- Sun's latest specification for building scalable, reliable and secure applications. J2EE 1.3 includes Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0, J2EE Connector Architecture, Java Messaging Service, and other powerful new features. For more information on standards support to BEA WebLogic Server 7.0, please go to:

(Note: WebLogic 7 is said to have much improved JMS support, including a degree of clustering - though there is some dispute as to its effectiveness, see for a discussion)

Fair, Isaac and HNC Software (who own Blaze) Announce Merger Plans

April 29, 2002-- FairIsaac and Company, Incorporated and HNC Software Inc. today announced plans to join forces in a merger that will create an unmatched provider of leading-edge business analytic solutions for a broad range of industries. The companies will merge under the Fair, Isaac name in a move that will bolster the brand's global leadership in creative analytics and position the combined company to deliver greater value to its customers, shareholders and employees. for background on Fair, Isaac

Note - SpiritSoft has recently announced a partnership with HNC BlazeAdevisor ...

Cape Clear Software Appoints Robert M. Walmsley As President and Chief Operating Officer

April 29 -- CapeClear Software, a leading provider of WebServices technology, has today announced the appointment of Robert M. Walmsley as president and chief operating officer (COO) at the company. Mr. Walmsley joins Cape Clear Software from Iona Technologies PLC where he most recently held the position of vice president, international sales.

Has Annrai O'Toole lost interest in CapeClear?? What is their strategy for actually making money out of web services?

Chutney seeks to speed web services

News: Network World ChutneyTechnologies has released its Apptimizer for SOAP software,which eliminates redundant Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messages among applications in a Web services environment. For the full story, click: Chutney is a caching competitor (see and ChutneyApptimizer) and here has re-marketed Apptimizer previously called Preloader) as a front end cache for web services - something we have discussed in webinars but not actually implemented.

ILOG Reports Results For Third Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2002

April 24, 2002--ILOG® the leading provider of software components, today reported revenues of $23.1 million (licenses: $16.1M) and an operating profit of $2.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2002, ended March 31, 2002. This compares with $24.3 million in revenues and an operating profit of $3.3 million for the same period a year ago. Earnings per share (diluted) were $0.16 compared to earnings per share of $0.17 in the previous year's third quarter.

Insevo Fulfills the Web Services Vision with New Product Offering

March 25, 2002 - InsevoInc, the leading provider of standards-based application integration software, today announced the introduction of the Enterprise Web Services Edition(tm) of its highly successful BusinessIntegrationFramework (BIF). This new product will enable backend ERP, CRM and legacy mainframe application business functions to be automatically deployed as Web Services.

The new Enterprise Web Services Edition of the BIF builds on Insevo's existing architectural advantages. This includes Insevo's strategy of leveraging the massive scalability and reliability of the J2EE compliant application server vendors such as BEA WebLogic Server or HP Application Server, to provide a highly scaleable and reliable enterprise class application integration solution. Insevo is a SpiritSoft partner...

Lutris Hands Over Control of to ObjectWeb

25 April: Following on the heels of Lutris' announcements that it was leaving the application server market and was going to discontinue the open source site (home of XMLC, Enhydra AppServer), Lutris today announced that it was turning over sponsorship of to ObjectWeb, providers of open source middleware products such as JOnAS, the EJB Server.

Mercator Reports First Quarter Results

April 30, 2002-- Highlights Include Total Revenues of $27.4 Million, 52% Year Over Year Improvement in Pro Forma Net Loss and Cash Position Maintained at $28 Million. MercatorSoftware, Inc. a leading provider of business integration software solutions, today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002. The company reported that total revenues for the period were $27.4 million, down 5% from the $28.7 million reported in first quarter of 2001. License revenues of $9.5 million for the quarter were down 17% from the same year-ago period. First quarter 2002 total pro forma expenses, excluding amortization of goodwill and intangible assets, a restructuring benefit, and stock option re-pricing charges/benefits, were $33.1 million, down 18.6% year over year and down 2% from the previous quarter. Pro forma EPS of ($0.11) per share, versus ($0.25) a year ago, was in line with preliminary results announced on April 8, 2001, and was aided by the $7.6 million year over year reduction in total pro forma expenses.

Microsoft .NET porting projects on Linux and FreeBSD

Microsoft has recently released a Beta of the "Shared Source" CLI Beta (aka "Rotor"); this is the source code to a working implementation of the ECMA CLI and the ECMA C# language specification:

11.1 Ximian hosts Mono, an open source, Linux-based version of the Microsoft.NET development platform

Incorporating key .NET compliant components, including a C# compiler, a Common Language Runtime just-in-time compiler, and a full suite of class libraries: Rotor should be treated with suspicion (and a bargepole) as the shared license does not support commercial use, distribution or derivation. Mono - still in development - has a much more open approach that could appeal (over Java) to the Linux community; but there is still a shortage of good visual development tools (maybe you will hold your breath and use VS.NET, then gratefully deploy onto Mono...)

11.2 Microsoft releases .NET Compact Framework - competitor to J2ME

Microsoft squeezed its vision of XML-based Web services into the truncated world of mobile device development with the beta release of its .NET Compact Framework, which started shipping last week. The company also unveiled a beta version of its smart device extensions (SDE), which brings the Visual Studio .NET development platform to the compact framework.

Six Applications Where Persistence Distributed Dynamic Caching Really Matters

By Ed Murrer, Senior Vice President of Marketing, PersistenceSoftware: Recently a lot has been written about the real time enterprise and distributed applications. The goal is to push applications, and the decision-making they enable, out to the edge of the enterprise, where business decision-making is actually occurring. The challenges for the IT manager is to maintain centralized control, the traditional data center model, yet allow distributed use. A fundamental requirement of the distributed application model is a corresponding distributed data model. Without distributed, real time data, the applications are of little use. This article will discuss the following six examples of highly distributed applications, which take advantage of Persistence DistributedDynamicCaching:

  • Global Trading Systems

  • Customer Profile Management

  • Logistics Management

  • Telecom Network Management

  • Global Directories

Persistence DirectAlert

Persistence® DirectAlert(tm) makes adding proactive notification services to existing or new applications extremely simple, allowing information to be delivered to decision makers and customers when and how they need it, wherever they may be. Built upon Distributed Dynamic Caching, DirectAlert was designed from the ground up to provide sophisticated data and event monitoring, filtering, and broadcast capabilities to clients ranging from desktop applications to ordinary web browsers to mobile phones and television set-top boxes. actually announced Mar 6th 2002 as Persistence EdgeXtend DirectAlert - see earlier postings

EAI vendors support Siebel's "Universal Application Network"

SiebelSystems, Inc. the world's leading provider of eBusiness applications software, recently launched UniversalApplicationNetwork in Barcelona, Spain in conjunction with industry-leading integration server vendors and system integrators such as IBM, SeeBeyond, TIBCO, Vitria, webMethods, Accenture, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and KPMG Consulting, among others (also BMC, Jacada etc). Universal Application Network takes a standards-based, vendor-independent approach to the design and development of end-to-end business processes that are executed by market-leading integration servers. In addition, these business processes are application independent and can be deployed across a diverse set of applications and across multiple divisions and business units.

SilverStream Software, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2002 Results

Meets Q1 Revenue and Earnings Guidance; License Revenue up by 10% and Adjusted Business Loss Reduced by 19% Over the Prior Quarter April 24, 2002-- SilverStream Software, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002, as follows:

Revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002 of $10.2 million, within company guidance previously given by SilverStream on a conference call held on February 13, 2002. License revenue for the first quarter of $6.1 million represents an increase of 10% over the prior quarter ended December 31, 2001. Adjusted business loss (net loss adjusted for goodwill, deferred compensation amortizations, and all other special or one-time charges) for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002 of $11.3 million or ($0.50) per share, within company guidance of $11.0 million to $12.0 million given on the same date. This represents a decrease of 19% over the prior quarter. Cash and marketable securities at March 31, 2002 were $118.3 million or about $5.28 per share.

Net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 of $14.5 million or ($0.65) that includes a special, one-time restructuring charge of $2.4 million.

Softwired Releases iBus//Mobile 3.0

04/26/02--JMS solutions provider SoftWired has released a new version of its iBus//Mobile wireless JMS-based J2EE/J2ME mobile applications platform. iBus//Mobile 3.0 provides a native JMS client library for Microsoft .NET, enabling developers to use the javax.jms API inside C#, VisualBasic and other .NET programming languages. The mobile .NET JMS client also supports disconnected operation and security. Other new features include the iBus JMS Lite Connector client, a small-footprint JMS client library that allows MIDP devices to send and receive JMS messages over HTTP. The iBus//Mobile JMS client library can now be used inside applets, and JMS communication can occur over HTTP, HTTPS, TCP or UDP. Softwired has also implemented the JMS QueueBrowser class and javax.jms package for mobile devices, and ObjectMessage type is now supported on J2SE, J2ME-CDC and PersonalJava clients.

SpiritWave Achieves J2EE 1.3 Compatibility: Open JMS Framework for Web Services,1072,44706,00.html

TIBCO Software Completes Acquisition of Talarian Corporation

April 24 -- TIBCO Software Inc. today announced it has completed its acquisition of Talarian Corporation. Talarian is a leading provider of infrastructure software that delivers data and content in real-time over any network to any device. This acquisition further extends the breadth of TIBCO's integration messaging solutions and TIBCO's leadership in offering messaging solutions for the fast-growing business integration market.

Vitria Announces First Quarter Results

April 30, 2002--Vitria Technology, Inc., a leading provider of innovative integration solutions, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2002. Revenues for the first quarter of 2002 were $24.6 million, a 30% decrease compared to the $35.3 million reported for the first quarter of 2001. License revenue was $10.0 million, down 52% from $20.9 million reported in the same period of 2001. Excluding non-cash charges relating to stock-based compensation, and amortization of other intangible assets, Vitria's pro forma net loss for the first quarter was $25.6 million, or $0.20 per share on a diluted basis. Including such non-cash charges, Vitria's net loss for the quarter was $27.2 million, or $0.21 per share on a diluted basis.

Vitria's business for the first quarter was driven by a diverse set of vertical and geographic markets. We experienced continued momentum in the healthcare/insurance vertical, which represented approximately 25% of total orders in Q1. The financial services vertical was also strong, accounting for approximately 30% of total orders. Telecommunications benefited from repeat business in the U.S. and significant new wins overseas. Telco represented approximately 40% of total orders. International customers from Europe, Asia and Latin America accounted for approximately 37% of total orders for Q1.

WebMethods Q1 results

WebMethods (WEBM) announced Thursday 25 April that it lost $15.7 million, or 31 cents per share, vs. a loss of $13.9 million, or 28 cents per share in the year-ago period. Excluding charges, WebMethods said it lost $176,000, breaking even on a per share basis. Analysts expected the company to lose 5 cents. WebMethods lost $2.6 million, or 5 cents per share, in the year-ago period. WebMethods also topped revenue forecasts of $49.73 million by posting sales of $50.7 million. Revenue was down 19 percent from the same period a year ago, but up 3 percent from the prior quarter. What's more, the Fairfax, Va.-based software company reported license sales of $32.8 million, up 8 percent from the prior quarter.

Shares of WebMethods rose 28 cents to $14.27 in Wednesday's trading session. But shares traded as high as $18 earlier this month when WebMethods pre-announced that it would meet or exceed expectations.

Interesting articles


This EBizQ article by Ray Nissan, chairman, Cybermation offers a "checklist of the obstacles and activities for securities organizations to consider and overcome to get ready for T+1 conversion": (see

Galileo travels down Web services path

News: Network World In an effort to evolve beyond the proprietary systems and networks it has run for 30 years, travel company Galileo International is deconstructing its entrenched applications into Web services components with interfaces based on Simple Object Access Protocol Slowly, web services technology is being adopted...

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