GigaSpaces and SymphonySoft Announce Strategic Partnership
5/17/2006

GigaSpaces to provide the Mule ESB with the capabilities to support stateful, high-performance SOA applications.

San Francisco, CA - SymphonySoft, provider of the leading open-source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Mule - and GigaSpaces, a leading supplier of infrastructure software that provides on-demand scalability for high-performance transactional applications, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a robust, high-performance platform for stateful, Service-Oriented Architectures.

Mule users will now be able to leverage the scalability and performance of GigaSpaces without changing a line of code, commented Ross Mason, CEO of SymphonySoft and chief architect of the Mule ESB. “This partnership reaffirms our commitment to deliver truly open integration solutions that enable our customers to build reliable and scalable enterprise applications.

The combined GigaSpaces-Mule offering presents a unique solution for stateful, high-performance SOA applications, without introducing additional complexity to application developers. Using GigaSpaces’ In-Memory Data Grid - stateful services are able to share data in milliseconds, enabling an ESB solution with enterprise grid capabilities in a lightweight and high-performance environment.

Geva Perry, EVP Business Development, GigaSpaces Technologiesnoted the benefits the partnership brings to potential customers. Application developers can now benefit from the scalability and performance offered by GigaSpaces together with the rich functionality offered by the Mule ESB abstraction: transparent transformation of Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) into dynamically scalable services, simplified Web Services integration and simple orchestration of services.

Further information may be obtained by downloading the white paper (GigaSpaces-Mule Enterprise Service Bus for Stateful Service-Oriented Architectures) from the companies' respective websites.

About SymphonySoft
SymphonySoft is a leading provider of open source integration solutions and the Enterprise Service Bus framework Mule. The company addresses the increasing need to leverage investment in existing applications and technology to optimize business processes. SymphonySoft integrates existing systems securely and effectively while allowing customers to harness the latest developments in messaging, web services and process orchestration. SymphonySoft’s goal is to reduce Time to Market and Total Cost of Ownership of integration applications by providing open source solutions backed by professional support and services.
http://www.symphonysoft.com/

About GigaSpaces
GigaSpaces provides innovative, high-performance infrastructure software solutions that deliver unparalleled dynamic scalability for high-volume transactional applications, without the overhead and complexity inherent in traditional multi-tier development and deployment environments.

Its award-winning solutions have been adopted across multiple vertical industries and are used by companies such as Nortel, Hutchison 3G, Societe Generale, Virgin Mobile, FXall and others for mission-critical applications, where the need for extreme performance, reliability and scalability necessitates an alternative to traditional tier-based architectures. 

GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices in New York, London and Israel. It is a privately held company, funded by BRM Capital, Formula Vision and Intel Capital. GigaSpaces is an affiliated company of the Formula Group (NASDAQ: FORTY), Israel's largest publicly held IT group.
For more information, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com

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Editorial Contact:
Ziv Leshem
GigaSpaces Technologies, Inc.
Tel: 972-9-952-6751
Email: ziv@gigaspaces.com
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Peter Delia
SymphonySoft Ltd.
Tel: (+44) 20 8133 6493
Email: peter.delia@symphonysoft.com




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