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Progress Software Takes on SOA Limitations with Pre-Integrated Enterprise Integration Solution Enabling Faster Response to Business Change

September 22, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Progress Software

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading enterprise software provider that enables companies to be operationally responsive today announced the availability of a pre-integrated enterprise integration solution that reduces the time it takes to deploy IT infrastructure and to accelerate the time it takes to derive value from the implementation.   The pre-integrated enterprise integration solution comprises the Progress® Sonic® Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and the Progress® DataXtend™ Semantic Integrator (SI) and delivers enhanced IT architectural flexibility, which enables a dramatically faster response to business change.

The pace of business continues to accelerate and IT departments are struggling to respond fast enough to the demands of the business. Traditional integration solutions and first generation SOA have not only failed to deliver on their promise, but have exposed more limitations of how data and policy changes are handled.  Enterprises can use the pre-integrated Sonic ESB and DataXtend SI enterprise solution alone or combine it with the Progress Actional® SOA Management platform to eradicate these hurdles.  This approach ensures continuous delivery of business services that will not impact their existing applications and, eliminates the limitations of SOA by using data semantics, end-to-end visibility and IT governance.

As a pre-integrated offering, the DataXtend SI and Sonic ESB now provide a tightly integrated development and deployment environment that ensures improved IT developer productivity and superior enterprise service delivery. In addition, DataXtend SI users have access to the comprehensive Sonic ESB platform for improved performance and data service scalability.

Additionally, the new Sonic ESB includes improved visibility and impact analysis capabilities.  By facilitating the visualization of the interdependencies of service interactions or data exchanges, developers can more easily make changes to critical integration applications without negatively impacting their IT production systems.

Colleen Smith, vice president of Platforms and Integration, Progress Software said: “Delivering pre-integrated enterprise integration solutions empowers CIOs and enterprise architects to respond to change within their IT infrastructure quickly and cost-effectively so that they can derive value and a return on their investment quickly, without disrupting current systems or losing data quality. Businesses require agility in their IT infrastructure and by offering the Progress Sonic ESB pre-integrated with the Progress DataXtend Semantic Integrator, users can now support SOA with real-time data allowing them to respond faster to new business requirements.”

Bloor Research founder and analyst, Robin Bloor, added: “The initial approach to SOA delivered a margin of agility, particularly when it came to application integration, however, as SOA adoption increased limitations soon arose that impeded an organizations ability to respond rapidly to the increased pace of business change. For IT to be successful in supporting business, it has to evolve its approach to SOA to be more responsive, particularly in how it handles change with regard to data semantics and policy.”

Business of all sizes and across industries are reaping the benefits of responsive business integration to improve upon the integration infrastructure that connects people, process, data and applications that underpin critical business services.

About Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation  (NASDAQ: PRGS) is an independent enterprise software company that enables businesses to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur – to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk.  The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class enterprise software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment – all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments.  Progress maximizes the benefits of operational responsiveness while minimizing IT complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at or +1-781-280-4000.

Progress, Sonic, DataXtend and Actional are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other marks contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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