Oracle has announced the Oracle Tuxedo 12c #1 application server for conventional and cloud-based C/C++/COBOL applications. Optimized to run on the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and integrated with Fusion middleware and the firm's own database and management tools, the latest release introduces the Tuxedo Message Queue 12c, which provides transaction management functions.
NOTE: Oracle positions Tuxedo 12c as a solution for the development, rehosting, and deployment of C/C++/COBOL applications in traditional data centers, engineered systems, and enterprise clouds.
This release also updates existing Oracle Tuxedo add-on products including: Tuxedo Application Runtime 12c for CICS, IMS, and Batch; Tuxedo Application Rehosting Workbench; Oracle Tuxedo System and Application Monitor (TSAM) 12c; and Oracle Services Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT) 12c.
This product is all about trying to achieve increased performance and lowered latency through Oracle Exalogic optimizations. The firm says that shared memory for interprocess communication provides an 8x increase in throughput and lowers response time by 80 percent — irrespective of deployment topology.
Oracle vaunts the fact that Tuxedo 12c is the only application server that allows for optimized, coexistence of C, C++, COBOL, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby applications.
We can also find dynamic provisioning and automatic scaling in the cloud here as Tuxedo apps can be dynamically provisioned and deployed and automatically scaled up or down within a private cloud environment.
With business transaction monitoring for cross-product applications and the ability to run more than one version of the same application side-by-side, Tuxedo 12c is said to reduce diagnostic time and allows application upgrades without system downtime, to help customers maintain a 24x7 operation schedule.
"To meet the increasing demands of conventional and cloud-based applications, organizations need a modern and open platform that can deliver mainframe-class scale and performance," said Frank Xiong, vice president, Software Development, Oracle.
"With Oracle Tuxedo 12c and the new and enhanced Oracle Tuxedo products, current and new customers can cost-effectively take advantage of high-performing business-critical applications to increase productivity and reduce costs. In addition, the optimized integration between Oracle Tuxedo 12c and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud provides tremendous improvements in application performance, elastic scalability to accommodate load fluctuations, and simplified provisioning delivered in a cloud environment."