Sun Microsystems has claimed that its third annual Tunathon programme, a collaborative engineering effort with its ISV partners, has fine-tuned more than 60 applications, with an average performance gain of 31 per cent.
The ISVs participating in this year's Tunathon included BeVocal, Gene-IT, Geospiza, i2 Technologies, Intersystems, Interwoven, Marketmax, MSC.Software, RSA Security, SAS, TNO, Ubiquity and VIPTone.
"By participating in Sun's Tunathon programme, and working closely with Java 2.0 Standard Edition product engineers, we were able to significantly improve the performance of our application on Sun platforms," said Michael Doyle, chief technology officer at Ubiquity.
Stans Kleijnen, Sun's vice president of market development engineering, added: "No other systems vendor offers a joint engineering programme of this kind and of this calibre.
"Through the process of collaboration, we're able to deliver better application performance and higher system utilisation, which ultimately results in greater customer satisfaction."
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