Oracle 10g, which came out in early 2004, pushed grids into the foreground; no competitors have a credible response. 10g R2 similarly raised the bar for database availability.
With Crystal Reports, now offers top suite of biz reporting software.
Agentless data management tools dominate enterprise deployments.
Open-source Cloudscape raised bar for Java, app-specific databases.
SQL Server power is being enhanced by Yukon’s .NET integration.
Forced many closed-source vendors to adopt open-source strategies.
With ObjectStore, Persistence, emerged as new data powerhouse.
Innovator proves complex data can be mastered by small database.
Moved to forefront with focus on data objects and JDO specification.
Early leader in integration of RFID into enterprise database systems.
Corporate embrace of open-source communities kicked many projects to the next level. The commercial support now found in Eric Raymond’s concept of The Bazaar creates the ideal synergy between altruism and enterprise acceptance.
Web services APIs offer enterprises a new e-commerce paradigm.
Seemingly unstoppable momentum redefines competing tool chains.
Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Finally, best practices for coding, testing to eliminate vulnerabilities.
developerWorks embraced developers, raised bar for everyone else.
Keeps folks guessing with promises of Longhorn, Yukon, Whidbey.
Instant Linux leader by snatching SUSE, building enterprise stack.
Retains tight control over JCP, sets agenda for Java technologies.
Mandate spurs supply chain to bring “Everyday Low Prices” to RFID.
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XQuery, Semantic Web show Internet innovator still has vision.
Informix spin-off strengthened its leading market position and strategic alliances as integration player—so much that IBM, which bought the rest of Informix, ultimately acquired it too.
WebLogic Integration boosted the company’s enterprise standing.
Drives ESB by combining event/trigger and query/ response methods.
Made waves with announcement of Enterprise Middleware System.
Opening up with Web services spec collaboration, BizTalk adapters.
Work in 10g, E-Business Suite pushed business process integration.
Demonstrated the power and flexibility that ETL solutions can offer.
Strong combination of data access and Sonic-based ESB innovation.
Clever acquisitions garnered BPM, rich-client tools; profits soared.
Despite delays, the exercise of Windows power continues to pay off, as seemingly half the world flocks to the .NET Framework and the other half scrambles to compete against it or connect to it.
WebLogic’s embrace of SOA keeps leader moving, albeit slowly.
Can’t argue with market clout: WebSphere keeps gaining strength.
“Professional open source” is more than a slogan—it’s JBoss’ reality.
Nobody comes close for mass-market rich-client Web environments.
Pricing, licensing, packaging, oh my: Its job is to protect the ISV.
Forget NetWare: Linux is the company’s hot enterprise server platform.
Surprising innovation in Java grids, clusters and hostile takeovers.
Compact OS rebuffed enterprise plays from Microsoft, everyone else.
High-heat Solaris 10, low-cost Java Enterprise System shined bright.
Made wireless strides with numerous JSRs; implemented real-time JVM. Plus, Java Phone has become a de facto standard mobile platform—and archrival Microsoft isn’t even close.
Brought .NET runtime to smartcards, long the purview of JavaCard.
Best of both worlds by combining embedded Linux with hard RTOS.
Separation layer is clever way to support, secure Linux, Windows.
Striding briskly into embedded technologies as it evolves ChipOS.
It’s no game: Software finds incredible diversity of design wins.
Generated buzz with Linux strategy, acquisition of China MobileSoft.
Say what? Plain-language mobile query system has big implications.
Keeps gaining traction, mindshare with cross-platform GUI toolkits.
Linux embrace threw a monkey wrench into either/or RTOS debate.
Went beyond Windows, Java component suite with resources to help application designers as well as developers; new test automation tools provide advantage for exercising presentation layer QA.
Custom IDE solutions, quarterly updates give GUIs flash and flair.
Charts, graphs, diagrams and new gauges bring realism to .NET.
Enterprise architecture, IT governance kits simplify compliance.
Process management made easy with embeddable biz-rules system.
Asset manager expanded to SOA governance, federal architectures.
Tackled B-to-B transactions with adapters for BizTalk, EDA, more.
Stayed grounded with components for serial communications, GPS.
One API to rule them all: Brought consistency to Win32, .NET, Java.
Top purveyor of math libraries for C, Fortran, Java now serves C#.
A shift to Java and the launch of a site for building add-ons to SourceForge helped maintain the company’s position as the gold standard for internal and external collaboration efforts.
Pushed change management upstream with notion of change streams.
Modeling, SCM and dev tool melding broaden collaboration appeal.
Subverted SCM with solutions based on popular Subversion system.
Rational tool set and WSAD form formidable collab environment.
Major suite built from scratch offers a truly seamless experience.
Cross-platform SCM cranks raw performance, price performance.
Rolled bug-tracking, SCM, testing into a widely supported system.
Merant meant new dimension in distributed change management.
Begins and ends with everyone on the same requirements page.
The newly independent Eclipse community became all the rage with heady market buzz and third-party momentum for tools and plug-ins. A board packed with competitors makes a level playing field.
Must-have XML toolbox added new data mapping, authoring gear.
Shopping spree yields fruit in integrated software delivery platform.
Juiced product cycles, agile methods call for solid build management.
Tools, services place strong emphasis on models and best practices.
Agile delivery, big-picture plans drive Big Blue across the Atlantic.
Sharpens Java expertise in the Microsoft universe.
Despite delays, everyone focused on first foray into team life cycle.
Demonstrates that agile development, code refactoring fits C++.
New JSF, JSP tooling creates solution to J2EE complexity woes.
Shaken and stirred: An innovative approach to exercising code raises the bar on Java application quality. Test automation, clever tools and pushing testing back into the coding process are all winners.
Embeddable bug-tracking tool is ubiquitous, functional, practical.
Coordination between unit, functional testing struck a solid QA note.
Even competitors know its source code analysis, simulation test tools.
Everyone’s tools compete with Rational or support Rational. Or both.
Automated regression testing without the code, without the hassles.
Drove static analysis at security, other code vulnerabilities.
First name in testing, from load tests to governance to management.
Scalable J2EE testing spans development, massive deployment.
Demonstrated leadership in specs such as Byte Code Implementation in J2SE 5.0.
The yardstick everyone measures against. “Atlantic” tied Rational’s modeling tools to Eclipse 3.0 and to the rest of the IBM tool chain. Rose (now Rose XDE) remains the de facto standard modeler.
Leads by bringing UML and SysML to real-time embedded systems.
Re-emphasizes modeling, brings UML to Microsoft’s Team System.
Product breadth maintains position at the forefront of data modeling.
Model-driven development focus of embedded development arena.
Business process and workflow designer eases integration troubles.
Models entire enterprise architecture, not merely software projects.
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Drives UML specification, MDA from a component perspective.
Rounds out round-trip engineering among models, C++, Java code.
Maps server business objects, relational databases with UML.