Sybase plans to launch the first fruits of its Jaguar project for developing Internet-based online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, at its International User Group conference in Orlando, Florida on 7 April.
The first manifestation of Jaguar will be aimed at programmers wanting to build synchronous, transaction-based applications for deployment over Intranets and wide area networks.
Andy Bellinger, Sybase?s product marketing manager, said: ?Jaguar is a set of products for developing real time, OLTP applications for the Web. This is the first of several products to come out of Sybase in this area.?
The middleware works by converting a Web-based query from an HTTP call into a call supporting Microsoft DCOM or the Object Management Group?s Internet Interorb Protocol (IIOP), to improve performance.
If the requisite information is not held on the Web site, the call is sent out across a TCP/IP-based wire to a back end database server, which processes the query. Message queueing is handled by Sybase?s SQL Central administration software.
The relational data is then sent back across the network, encapsulated as an object in the Web server and passed on to the browser.
Jaguar will be packaged with dbQ, Sybase?s asynchronous messaging software, which was unveiled last week for programmers developing mobile and Internet-based applications, but dbQ will also be made available as a standalone product by the third quarter.
Jaguar will be positioned as a member of the firm's development tools family and be branded under the Powersoft moniker, because users can deploy any supported database at the back end. The first out of the door will be Sybase SQL Server, Oracle and IBM?s DB2 by October.
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