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Posted by James Staten on August 26, 2009
acquisition of DataSynapse for a reported $28 million gives the company a development team
and mature products with which to expand its financial-services revenue and
flesh out its TIBCO Silver cloud computing
platform. The acquisition means two things to application development
The big promise of TIBCO's acquisition of Data Synapse is
obviously in the expansion of Silver its technology will enable. Forrester
expects to see a tangle of Silver features from this acquisition during the
second half of 2010 at the earliest, as TIBCO plans to ship the first release
of Silver by the end of the second calendar quarter of 2010.
Forrester clients who have FabricServer installed today should feel good about this acquisition as it expands TIBCO’s reach for Silver and is thus strategic to its future
direction. With stronger financial backing and the expanded sales force, TIBCO
should be able to help push DataSynapse products well beyond its financial
The obvious question is around GridServer and if TIBCO will make the investment necessary to maintain as well as expand its presence in the grid computing market — or
simply poach the technology purely for fleshing out Silver. We recommend
GridServer customers take a cautious wait and see approach.
Customers considering TIBCO Silver should take a look at Fabric Server — making sure to understand its means of rehosting applications and how it provides shared services and
scalability benefits as a sign of things to come from Silver.
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