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Progress Software Redefines Integration Agility With Announcement Of New Responsive Business Integration Suite

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Progress Software Corporation, a leading software provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, today announced the launch of the Progress® Responsive Business Integration™ (RBI) suite, a comprehensive integration suite that extends the agility of service orientation. Using the Progress RBI suite, enterprises can add new business capabilities into their infrastructure with the ability to make continuous change easily and quickly. Equally importantly, IT professionals will be able to gain increased information transparency and integration integrity across distributed IT or federated SOA deployments. The Progress RBI suite enhances the agility previously delivered by classic integration and SOA to enable IT professionals to respond faster to new changes in business or organizational requirements.   

The Progress RBI suite includes an intelligent policy-driven infrastructure that allows enterprises to more rapidly create, re-use and recombine new services that seamlessly interoperate with real-time, semantic information.  It also includes operational insight to ensure IT professionals can maintain integration at the highest levels of reliability. With Progress RBI, enterprises now have the tools to ensure all structural, behavioral, and performance-centric mediation points are optimized for IT adaptability, business responsiveness, and downstream operational success.

Hub Vandervoort, Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Infrastructure at Progress Software, said: “The pace of change is increasing exponentially. And this is creating a widening gap between the needs of the business and the ability of IT professionals to deliver new capabilities. The Progress RBI suite addresses the agility limitations of classic SOA implementations by providing an intelligent, policy-driven infrastructure that connects, mediates and governs services, data and policies.  It also provides visibility and management ensuring integration integrity.  All of this leads to the ability to make changes across an IT infrastructure when the business dictates and without a forklift upgrade or disruption to current activities and tasks.”

The Progress RBI suite combines the power of the Progress® Sonic® ESB, the Progress® DataXtend™ semantic integrator, and the Progress® Actional® business transaction assurance platform to deliver three principal benefits across the SOA lifecycle – enhanced agility, information transparency and integration integrity. For those IT professionals managing the entire lifecycle of SOA, the Progress RBI suite provides accelerated and simplified QA, deployment, and configuration with the ability to make administrative changes across geographically-distributed, organizationally-federated and technically-heterogeneous environments. Simply put, the Progress RBI suite is a powerful and comprehensive integration solution.

In November 2010, Forrester Research, Inc. cited Progress Software as a leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Comprehensive Integration Solutions, Q4, 2010 (November 2010)" report. In this detailed review of comprehensive integration solution (CIS) providers, the suite is named one of the leaders, with some of the highest scores in the following categories: Service-Oriented Architecture, Business Process Management, Complex Event Processing and Business Application Management capabilities.

The enhanced agility of Progress RBI can be applied to industries such as Insurance, Telecommunications, Travel, Leisure and Supply Chain, where there exists a critical need to streamline interoperability with industry standard data and process models that extend across multiple domains.  

The Progress RBI suite will be generally available in the third quarter of 2011.

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur – to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk.  The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class infrastructure software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment – all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments.  Progress maximizes the benefits of operational responsiveness while minimizing IT complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at www.progress.com or +1-781-280-4000.

Actional, DataXtend, Progress, Sonic and Responsive Business Integration are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other marks contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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