SOURCE: Rogue Wave Software

June 25, 2008 11:00 ET

Rogue Wave® Hydra Suite Helps Optimize Multi-Core Technology

Solution Will Enable Enterprises Across Many Industries to Migrate Their Existing C++ Applications to Multi-Core x86 Hardware

BOULDER, CO, and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Rogue Wave Software, Inc., the leader in enterprise class C++ components, today announced a solution that will address the need to move millions of existing C++ installations to multi-core hardware and to benefit from significant performance enhancements. Rogue Wave has ported and certified its Hydra Product Suite to the Solaris ™ Operating System (OS) on x86. These certified tools are designed to assist customers in the migration of their existing C++ applications to multi-core chips.

According to a recent report from Forrester research,(1) application development teams must take a new programming approach to reap the full benefits of the new multi-core computing hardware. Many companies have already found that single-threaded applications may actually run slower on multi-core hardware and need to build concurrency into their applications without a complete re-write of the underlying code. Rewriting the applications can be time consuming, extremely costly and risky. The alternative is to utilize tools that abstract the complexity of multi-threading away, such as the ones available from Rogue Wave.

"Single-core servers will soon be obsolete, and many existing applications aren't equipped to take full advantage of the multi-core hardware platforms," said Thomas Gaunt, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Rogue Wave. "Only Rogue Wave provides a development environment that simplifies and accelerates the creation and enhancement of high performance C++ applications and interoperates with the most widely-used platforms."

"I am pleased to expand our collaboration with Rogue Wave to provide enhanced developer solutions for enterprises and ISVs," said Juan Carlos Soto, Vice President of Global Market Development and Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Rogue Wave's development environment helps enterprises modernize existing C++ applications and develop new ones that take advantage of multi-core hardware advantages such as increased performance and scalability while consuming less power."

About Rogue Wave's Hydra Suite

The Rogue Wave® Hydra Suite delivers a scalable service grid for high performance business applications delivered with a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The Hydra Suite consists of HydraSCA, HydraExpress, and HydraSDO™ working together in an efficient service grid that is designed to deliver the agility and flexibility benefits a SOA inherently provides, without sacrificing the high performance businesses require. The Rogue Wave® Hydra Suite delivers the latest Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Object (SDO) standards along with C++ Web Services based on the well-established SOAP and WSDL standards.

About Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave Software, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise class C++ components and infrastructure that enable organizations to build and deploy high performance applications. Only Rogue Wave provides the most complete C++ technology stack including C++ components, UI components, run-time infrastructure, and services. Today, thousands of organizations worldwide have chosen Rogue Wave. For more information go to

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(1) "The Multicore Programming Era is Here", by James Staten and John Rymer. February 21, 2008

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