2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 18, 2012 4:19 PM by Todd Little-Oracle

    Is Tuxedo a declining Technology ?????

      Hello All,

      I have seen many of the organizations are migrating their applications from Tuxedo stating it (Tuxedo) is a declining technology.
      Can experts suggest at what extent it is true and what is the future of Tuxedo ???

      Rakesh Kumar
        • 1. Re: Is Tuxedo a declining Technology ?????
          Todd Little-Oracle
          Hi Rakesh,

          I'm curious, what are they migrating to? Tuxedo is the leading application server for non-Java applications on the market. Nothing comes even close to Tuxedo's scalability, availability, reliability, and performance. In the US, some customers have moved away from native languages to Java and as such may have moved from Tuxedo to a Java application server. But I'm not seeing any widespread movement from Tuxedo to some other platform. Tuxedo is highly valued at Oracle and has a long long future ahead of it.

          Todd Little
          Oracle Tuxedo Chief Architect
          • 2. Re: Is Tuxedo a declining Technology ?????
            Todd Little-Oracle
            Hi Rakesh,

            I'd like to add that Tuxedo has been under active development for 30 years and the upcoming major release 12c will likely introduce more new major features than any release in the last 10 years. Oracle is very active in the development of Tuxedo, continuously developing the product as well as introducing new product add-ons. Here is a short list of major enhancements made to Tuxedo over the last decade:

            h2. 2001 - Tuxedo 7.1
            <li>Multi-thread support for clients and servers - transparent multi-threading for servers
            <li>Plugable security framework providing Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing
            <li>XML Support
            h2. 2002-2003 - Tuxedo 8.0, 8.1
            <li>CORBA Support
            <li>WTC Enhancements
            <li>Web Services Control for Workshop
            <li>Single security administration
            <li>XML Parser
            h2. 2005-2006 - Tuxedo 9.0, 9.1
            <li>SALT 1.1 - Native web services gateway
            <li>Service metadata repository
            <li>Transparent XML <=> FML conversion
            <li>Oracle Service Bus transport
            <li>.NET client
            <li>Additional security plugins
            <li>Oracle RAC support
            h2. 2007 - Tuxedo 10.0
            <li>TSAM 1.1 - Tuxedo System and Application Monitor released
            <li>Additional security providers supported
            <li>IBM MQ Series adapter
            <li>Outbound web service calls supported
            h2. 2009 - Tuxedo 10gR3
            <li>SCA container for C++
            <li>SCA programming model support
            <li>Certification with SOA Suite, IDM, Clusterware, and TimesTen
            <li>WS-Security support in SALT
            <li>IPv6 support
            <li>Custom gateway support
            h2. 2010 - Tuxedo 11gR1
            <li>Client/server affinity
            <li>Dynamic management of domain gateways
            <li>CICS emulation, JES2 like batch, and migration workbench (ART and ART Workbench)
            <li>SCA container for Python, Ruby, and PHP
            <li>Tuxedo plugins for Apache HTTP Server, Oracle HTTP Server, and iPlanet Server, including FastCGI and WSGI emulation
            <li>WS-AtomicTransaction support for SALT
            <li>Tuxedo JCA Adapter
            h2. 2011 - Tuxedo 11gR1 PS1 and PS2
            <li>IMS emulation
            <li>Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software for Tuxedo leveraging InfiniBand RDMA and SDP
            <li>Multiple resource managers in a single group

            So as you can see, Tuxedo is alive, well, and under very active development. I'll post more when we release Tuxedo 12c later this year.

            Todd Little
            Oracle Tuxedo Chief Architect