BEA has begun shipping Tuxedo 9.0, the latest version of the company's software product for high transaction processing, which now focuses strongly on service-oriented architecture (SOA).
BEA Tuxedo is designed to run C, Cobol, C++ and Cobra C++ software applications across distributed, heterogeneous computing environments. It is used by some of the world's largest mission-critical transaction processing systems, such as wire transfers, cashpoint machines and telecoms billing systems.
"From telecommunications to financial services, airlines to retail, many of the world's most complex and demanding IT operations rely on BEA Tuxedo for high-powered transaction processing," said Wai Wong, executive vice-president, products at BEA Systems. He said Tuxedo 9.0 allows enterprises to extend the functions of legacy and mainframe systems through SOA.
Tuxedo 9.0's new features include tighter integration with BEA WebLogic Server via the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector; integration with BEA AquaLogic Service Bus (formerly Quicksilver); and better support of Extensible Markup Language (XML).
It also has improved security features, such as plug-ins that support Kerberos for single sign-on, and quality of service performance enhancements.