Program Provides Licensing and Marketing Assistance Enabling ISVs to Rapidly Build High-Performance, Scalable and Reliable Software Solutions
New York, NY - August 1, 2007 - GigaSpaces Technologies today announced the launch of the GigaSpaces Partner Program for Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). The ISV/OEM Partner Program enables ISVs to leverage GigaSpaces infrastructure software for building high-performance, scalable and reliable applications. The program includes formalized licensing, support and Go-to-Market activities for companies that embed GigaSpaces' eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) and XAP Enterprise Data Grid in their offerings. Existing GigaSpaces OEM customers include Nortel Networks, Patsystems, TraderTools and others.
Intense competition and customer demands force software vendors to make a difficult choice when it comes to addressing the needs of the evolving infrastructure. They can spend valuable development resources on building infrastructure capabilities on their own instead of focusing on the company's core competence; or they can rely on tier-based architectures such as application servers and databases, which are severely lacking in scalability and performance. GigaSpaces offers a third choice - a complete middleware solution that delivers the best of both worlds.
Unlike typical middleware solutions, such as J2EE application servers, GigaSpaces XAP supports a non-intrusive programming model through the use of Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs), plain .Net and plain C++ objects. This means that ISVs are not locked into the GigaSpaces platform and can easily port the application to other platforms. As an added benefit to its partners, GigaSpaces XAP also supports a variety of standard APIs, such as JDBC, JMS, JavaSpaces and JCache.
By building on top of GigaSpaces XAP, ISVs' applications will be portable to practically all hardware platforms and operating systems - their application can run on anything from mainframes to blade servers, with any common OS, including Windows, Unix, Solaris or Linux. Because of its unique architecture, GigaSpaces XAP also enables the ISV's application to operate on the latest hardware systems, such as multi-core, without requiring developers to acquire any specialized expertise. GigaSpaces XAP was designed with a cutting-edge architecture that helps ISVs to comply with their customers' current requirements, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) and event-driven architecture (EDA).
Through its direct and OEM customers GigaSpaces XAP has been deployed in hundreds of Global 1000 company sites in diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, government, e-commerce, and online gaming.
"GigaSpaces' award-winning solutions are being adopted by enterprise customers, as well as large and small ISVs, where the need for extreme performance, reliability and scalability requires an alternative to traditional tier-based architectures," said Shawn Lorenz, vice president of channels and OEMs at GigaSpaces. "Our new OEM partner program offers ISVs special pricing and joint marketing activities to support their unique needs."
GigaSpaces provides a single infrastructure software platform for application scalability and performance. GigaSpaces' unique approach enables developers to write their business logic as if writing to a single computer and then seamlessly scale out the application linearly anywhere, and on-demand. It is targeted at applications characterized by high-volume transaction and data processing and low transaction latency requirements and provides an alternative to Web Services for implementing high performance and scalable service-oriented architectures. GigaSpaces customers include leaders in the financial services, telecommunications sectors and government institutions, including: Societe Generale, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Dow Jones, Virgin Mobile, Nortel and Hutchison 3G, where the need for mission-critical high-performance, low-latency, reliability and scalability necessitates an alternative to traditional approaches. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris and Israel. It is a privately held company, funded by FTVentures, BRM Capital, Intel Capital and Formula Vision.
For more information, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com, or visit the company's blog at http://www.gigaspacesblog.com.
For additional information, contact:
Tel: (+1) 617-779-1856
Alit Bar Sadeh
GigaSpaces Technologies, Inc.
Tel: (+1) -917-701-5185
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