As a result of the agreement, Compaq will partner with Talarian, including selling and supporting Talarian's SmartSockets solution worldwide as part of the Compaq ZLE architecture, expanding the availability of Talarian's software in markets where systems require real time access to business-critical data and the highest levels of availability and scalability.
Talarian has ported its SmartSockets product to the ODS hub of the system which is built on the highly scalable, fault-tolerant Compaq NonStop Himalaya server.
Compaq ZLE solutions, using SmartSockets for real-time communication, can give enterprises immediate insight into customer requests and business transactions, providing competitive advantage.
Using industry standard technology, including the Java Message Service (JMS) interface, Compaq chose Talarian SmartSockets technology to simplify the integration of software applications and hardware with messaging technology that is easy to use and does not require extensive programming.
Compaq's NonStop Himalaya server technology together with Talarian's SmartSockets product delivers the highest possible levels of reliability, scalability, and real-time performance needed for customized enterprise solutions."
By acquiring Talarian and its SmartSockets product, Tibco "effectively neutralises the only competitor to its Rendezvous product", say analysts at Gartner.
However, Gartner points out that, despite Tibco's assurances of continued investment in Talarian products, there is "considerable overlap" between the TIB/Rendezvous and SmartSockets products, raising speculation about "Tibco's need to maintain both".
Southwest Airlines has deployed its Southwest Integrated Flight Tracking System, a real-time tracking management system that uses SmartSockets
infrastructure software from Talarian Corporation.
Talarian Corp (Nasdaq:TALR), a provider of infrastructure software solutions that deliver data and content in real time, recently announced Starbase Corporation (Nasdaq:SBAS) as the latest company to introduce a product embedding the Talarian SmartSockets technology.
The StarbaseMPX Server, which will begin shipping in August, accelerates the speed of information exchanged between StarTeam clients and the StarbaseMPX Server by employing the SmartSockets messaging architecture.
SmartSockets' unique implementation allows it to be embedded into applications because it is so easily installed, configured, and managed.
"The StarbaseMPX Server is just the first of a number of Starbase releases to use this highly efficient SmartSockets architecture.