SOURCE: SOA Software

September 16, 2008 08:04 ET

Compuware and SOA Software Partner for Mainframe SOA

Companies to Cooperate on Building Programs to Drive the Adoption of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) on Mainframe Platforms

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - SOA Software, the leading Integrated SOA Governance vendor, and Compuware, one of the world's largest independent software and services companies, announced today they are partnering to accelerate the adoption of mainframe SOA. This partnership will help mainframe users adopt SOA quickly and safely by leveraging the technology and expertise of two leaders in this field.

Compuware brings extensive mainframe expertise to the table, with a large SOA practice focusing on enabling systems by leveraging Service Oriented Architecture principles.

Compuware and SOA Software help companies modernize and leverage their mainframe environments by allowing business-critical mainframe applications to become first class participants in a Service Oriented Architecture. This joint solution leverages Compuware's centers of excellence, technology and best practices to assist clients in realizing the benefits of modernizing their extensive investments in legacy architecture. Using SOA Software's acclaimed SOLA integration solution, Compuware assists clients by discovering, building, optimizing, testing and deploying enterprise mainframe applications as web services.

Compuware offers a set of products and a comprehensive list of professional services that can be tailored to specific business needs, for both mainframe and distributed environments.

--  Legacy discovery and rationalization
--  Production service enablement
--  Enterprise service integration
--  Service quality assurance and testing
--  Legacy optimization

"SOA Software is pleased to partner with Compuware, a leader in mainframe technology and integration services," said Roberto Medrano, executive vice president of SOA Software. "The mainframe forms a critical piece of most large companies' technology infrastructure, and we are excited about the opportunity this partnership provides to help companies leverage their mainframe systems as part of modern applications."

SOA Software's SOLA is the most complete mainframe Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solution in the industry. SOLA solves today's most critical problem, making mainframe applications part of a SOA in a cost effective manner. SOLA provides customers with a fast and easy process to expose mainframe applications as secure Web Services, and allows mainframe applications to consume Web Services. Using SOLA, customers can leverage billions of dollars of existing mainframe investments when building an enterprise SOA. The SOLA runtime environment runs entirely on the mainframe, eliminating the need for expensive, unreliable and unnecessary middleware. This, coupled with SOLA's Development Studio, vastly increases developer productivity, providing faster time to market and lower application development cost. The combination of a highly optimized runtime, no middleware and improved productivity provide the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the industry.

"Over the last 35 years Compuware has focused on delivering measurable business value to 90% of the Fortune and Global Fortune 100 companies. We are excited about bringing the SOA organization's products as an accelerator within Compuware's (SOA) Service Oriented Architecture strategy," comments Vice President of Professional Services, Pat Greenwood. "Our clients look to us to leverage their existing environment for enterprise-wide application sharing, the SOLA product aligns within our go-to-market strategy in that it enables us to expose our clients' assets in an accelerated delivery model. This partnership fits within Compuware's strategic approach of developing end-to-end enterprise solutions which leverage our clients' investments in their mainframe environments."

The first deliverable from this relationship is a joint seminar series starting on Thursday, October 16th in Montreal, Canada. The seminar series will examine the role of the mainframe in enterprise SOA, and will describe the value and benefit of the joint Compuware/SOA Software solutions. If you wish to attend, please contact us at

For more information about this partnership please visit: for SOA Software's SOLA, and for Compuware professional services.

About Compuware

Founded in 1973, Compuware is one of the world's largest independent service/software companies, with annual revenue exceeding $1 billion. We have more than 23,000 customers in 93 countries, and serve the world's largest IT organizations -- including 95 percent of the Fortune 100. We offer a powerful set of integrated enterprise IT solutions to accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of business-driving applications. With offices in 60+ locations worldwide, Compuware is a global industry leader in providing business value through software and professional services that optimize productivity and reduce costs throughout the IT life cycle.

About SOA Software

The world's largest companies including Merrill Lynch, Verizon, and Pfizer use SOA Software to quickly and confidently realize the value of SOA. SOA Software's platform-independent Integrated SOA Governance and Mainframe SOA products process over 2.5 billion mission critical transactions per month, ensuring the relevance, security, reliability, and performance of services and applications. For more information, please visit

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