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Gartner Inc. Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for back‐end application integration projects Bloor Research Event‐driven SOA and BPM – Fiorano SOA Platform Aberdeen Group Enterprise Service Bus and SOA Middleware Butler Group Technology Audit Report – Integration and BPM Butler Group Integration Technologies Forrester The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Service Bus (Q4, 2005) University of Wuerzburg Throughput Performance of Popular JMS Servers ZapThink Fiorano - Putting the control of business processes into the business user’s hands
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Analyst Reviews Fiorano has been evaluated by several Independent Analysts. retail and leisure • All the components for SOA. including those requiring orchestration Bloor Research Event‐driven SOA and BPM – Fiorano SOA 2007 Platform The Fiorano SOA Platform is certainly an environment that organisations with a development strategy based on multiple languages and platforms should look at to support SOA. Visionaries tend to become market leaders by due diligence and focused execution. Gartner Inc. telecommunication and government to manufacturing. Key strengths of Fiorano: • Fiorano’s customer base stretches across a variety of verticals from the usual suspects of finance. from simple SOA to high‐end. scalable and reliable and message oriented middleware (MOM) backbone • Compatible with diverse operating systems and applications servers • Able to address a broad range of projects. application integration scenarios. All reports are copyrights of the respective Analysts and may be purchased directly from the Analyst Firms. covering a large proportion of the needs of most developers Restricted and Confidential Page 2 . Visionaries demonstrate innovation from a product and technology perspective. sophisticated. Event processing and BPM are in place • Support for both peer‐to‐peer operations and distributed services architecture • The component gallery is extensive. The latest 2008 Gartner Magic Quadrant lists the following strengths of Fiorano: • Unique and highly productive development process and runtime paradigm • Proven.: Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for back‐end application integration projects (December 2008): Fiorano has been consistently classified as a “Visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for back‐end integration projects since 2005. Event processing and BPM. Following is a brief summary / extract from various reports over the past 5 years.
Btrieve. and 2003 server. XP. Sybase and DB2. • • • • The brokered Peer – to – Peer (P2P) nature of the solution is itself unusual in the market and this approach gives good scalability. IBM iSeries and OS390 mainframes and Macintosh. the company has continued to add functionality. Fiorano SOA Platform 2006 supports both event‐driven and service‐oriented integration approaches. Oracle . Supports JMS messaging directly. Linux. Fiorano SOA Platform can be deployed on a range of platforms including Microsoft Windows NT. • On‐the‐fly debugging of messages without needing to stop the server.” Restricted and Confidential Page 3 . Supports standards‐based management of components. Sun Solaris.0 onwards. and now provides a comprehensive approach to integration. Microsoft Access.Aberdeen Group Enterprise Service Bus and SOA Middleware The Aberdeen Group report on ESB and SOA middleware benchmark survey recommends Fiorano as the prime choice for a pure‐play ESB.0 and onwards. including a number of differentiating elements. Butler Group Technology Audit Report – Integration and BPM (January 2006) “Since Butler Group first reviewed Fiorano’s integration offerings. A variety of databases can be accessed including Microsoft SQL server 7. 2000. although other message transports can be used.
“We feel that Fiorano’s approach based on its Business Component Architecture will resonate well in a market that is beginning to consider the component model in a serious fashion. signifying the commanding market position of Fiorano.” Restricted and Confidential Page 4 . Fiorano positioned in the “Outperform” category in all the phases of market lifecycle. Butler Group Integration Technologies (June 2005) Butler Market Lifecycle Ratings After a detailed technology evaluation across almost a 100 different features. its product being accepted as “best‐of‐ breed”.
Contenders. Strong Performers and Leaders. having been taken over and Sonic has merged with Progress Software. The Forrester wave comprises of four sections – Risky bets. current offerings. 2005) The Forrester Wave evaluates various vendors on approximately 100 parameters which are summated to three criteria viz. strategy and market presence. Fiorano has been positioned as a “Leader” in the wave. Restricted and Confidential Page 5 . Forrester The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Service Bus (Q4. both BEA and Cape Clear have stopped operating as independent companies. It may also be noted that since then.
University of Wuerzburg Throughput Performance of Popular JMS Servers This paper investigated the performance of three popular JMS server implementations including FioranoMQ®. Restricted and Confidential Page 6 . IBM Websphere and Sun MQ. ZapThink Fiorano ‐ Putting the control of business processes into the business user’s hands (2004): The Zapthink whitepaper on simplifying business processes states: “Fiorano provides advanced capabilities for dealing with business level events. Conclusion: The FioranoMQ JMS server achieves the highest throughput. and their Peer server product that hosts coarse‐grained business services and provides the capability of peer‐to‐peer connectivity without traveling through a centralized hub”. including rich support for event debugging.
de): Michael Menth. Raffaella Favata and Paolo. Restricted and Confidential Page 7 . Malinverno.zapthink. No. Daniel Sholler.com): Mike Gilpin.butlergroup. November 2005  2006 University of Wuerzburg (www. FioranoMQ.com): Ronald Schmelzer. Natis. Fiorano Software Inc. John R. 1‐904650‐24‐4. Rymer and Lindsey Hogan. March 2006  ZapThink (www. TA000964BPM.com) : Jess Thompson. “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Service Bus. ISBN. January  Butler Group (www. Mike Thompson. Christian Zepfel and Sebastian Gehrsitz. “Putting the Control of Business Processes into the Business User’s Hands” October 2004 © 2009 Copyright. ID No. and affiliates. Massimo Pezzini. University of Wuerzburg. 320. October 2007  Aberdeen Group (www. “Technology Audit – Integration and BPM”. No.uni‐wuerzburg. June 2006  Butler Group (www.aberdeen. and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. (www. “Integration Technologies”. All rights reserved. Fiorano ESB and the Fiorano logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fiorano Software Inc. Ken Vollmer.forrester. Fiorano. “Event‐driven SOA and BPM – Fiorano SOA 2007 Platform”.com): Teresa Jones. 2008  Bloor Research (www.com): Simon Holloway.com): Ian Charlesworth. “Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back‐end Application Integration Projects”. Yefim V. Kimihoko Iijima.butlergroup. “Enterprise Service Bus and SOA middleware – Next Steps in SOA Series”. “Throughput Performance of Popular JMS Servers”. References:  Gartner Inc. June 2005  Forrester (www. Q4 2005”. Robert Henjes.com ): Peter S. Teresa Jones. Fiorano SOA Platform. Department of Computer Science. Kastner.bloorresearch. G00163403. Dec.gartner.
SOA World readers also recognized Fiorano as a finalist in the "Best SOA Platform". Fiorano ESB™ got the award for "Best Java Enterprise Service Bus" Product and FioranoMQ® received the finalist award for" Best Java Messaging Tool". and "Best SOA or XML Site" categories. SD Times 100: SD Times 100 names Fiorano Software as Leader in Integration and Middleware Sector. “Fiorano gets the job done". Java Developers Journal ‐ Reader's Choice Award: Fiorano Software Inc. received two Reader's Choice Awards in the year 2007. awarded Fiorano "Best SOA Tool" ‐ defeating IBM. "Best Integration Tool". Restricted and Confidential Page 8 . The highlight of the report on Fiorano Software is "SOA is just hype if developers can't quickly and easily create components that touch multiple apps and data sources. Oracle. The magazine's editors selected the company in the "Enterprise Application" category. Fiorano recognized for the third consecutive year for Innovating Technology in Integration Software Industry. and Sun ‐ in the SOA World 2008 Annual Readers' Choice Awards. Industry Associations and Publications Highlights of some awards are listed below: SYS‐CON's SOA World Magazine Readers' Choice Awards: Readers of SOA World. AWARDS Fiorano and its products have been conferred several awards by Software Developers. Fiorano has been named to the list because of its innovative technology which drives ESB by combining event/trigger and query/response methods. a leading SYS‐CON Media publication. 2006 Editors Choice Award – Company to Watch: Intelligent Enterprise Magazine named Fiorano Software a "Company to Watch" in 2006.
Restricted and Confidential Page 9 . Fiorano's Business Integration Suite took our Editor's Choice award because it outdid its rivals in meeting our key criterion‐‐ simplicity without being light on features SD Times 100: SD Times 100 names Fiorano Software as Leader in Integration and Middleware Sector. Web Services Journal ‐ World Class Product Award: Web Services Journal honors Fiorano ESB™ with World Class Product Award. Fiorano recognized for second consecutive year for Innovating Technology in the Integration Software Industry. They represent the very best products and services the technology industry has to offer in networking. FioranoMQ® was voted as the " Best Java Messaging Tool" and Fiorano ESB as the " Most Innovative Java Product". Network Computing Editor's Choice Award: Fiorano is the next logical step for EAI. Network Computing Well‐Connected Award: Fiorano ESB™ named Finalist for Network Computing 2005 Well‐Connected Award. Experienced EAI users will find it intuitive. and EAI newbies will find the tools they need to do simple database and application integrations. Network Computing's Well‐ Connected Awards honor the year's outstanding technology products and services. Java Developers Journal ‐ Reader's Choice Award: Based on a world wide voting campaign run by Sys‐Con Media of Software Architects and Developers. and are chosen by the technology editors of Network Computing from products that have been tested and evaluated in the publication's Real‐World Labs.
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