WSO2 – Fits in between Talend and FuseSource…

…for the amount of jargon contained in it’s marketing copy. In a previous post I mentioned that I would follow-up to with a calculation for how much jargon WSO2 uses in its ESB marketing when compared to Talend and FuseSource. I’ve now calculated the Arcanicity Index score for WSO2’s ESB marketing copy; and whilst not […]

WSO2, or rather one of its competitors, has thrown its hat into the ring

As mentioned before I’m pulling together a short list of ESB vendors that will feature in a REPAMA competitive marketing intelligence study. I’ve added, or rather I should say that one of WSO2’s competitors has added WSO2 to the short list. I’m using this study to road-test Project REPAMATron – an automated system that infers […]

New Report From Lustratus Research: A Competitive Review of SOA Appliances

We’ve just posted a new report up at www.lustratus.com that looks at a number of vendors offering devices that promise to lessen the burden of managing, accelerating and securing a service oriented architecture. Authored by my colleague Steve Craggs, the report looks at “appliances” including IBM’s DataPower range, Layer 7’s SecureSpan XML Appliance and Intel’s […]

TIBCO acquires DataSynapse

Well, well, well. TIBCO announced an interesting move yesterday. It has acquired DataSynapse in a cash transaction valuing DataSynapse at $28M. TIBCO calims that this will strengthen and compliment its distributed and cloud computing initiatives. We work for a lot of high-tech vendors and you get to know a lot of people and I have […]

Different differentiation for diffidents? (Corporate Shyness)

I hope you like the alliterative heading for the blog which was born from some work I’ve been doing recently for a client.  I’m not sure that diffident is exactly the right word but there was no way that I was going to ditch it when it looks so beautiful set against all those “diff” […]

Updated High Performance Messaging Report

Just a quick note to say that the updated High Performance Messaging REPAMA Segment Analysis Study has been uploaded to the Lustratus site.  It now contains the reverse-engineered product marketing strategy for TIBCO’s Messaging Appliance P-7500.  Existing customers and Lustratus research subscription holders will already have been contacted with details of free upgrades. Following on […]

Standards-based marketing – the homogeneous effect of software standards – Part 2

    A History Lesson   Continuing on from this blog entry, I’ve decided to create another mini series of blogs, this time looking at the difficulty of differentiation in markets where software standards have created homogeneity amongst the offerings of the protagonists. So first a little bit of a history lesson… I surfed the wave of middleware resurgence […]

Open Source and the Impotence(sic) of Being Earnest

Q. What do the questions… “How do porcupines make love?” and “How do you ‘sell’ open source software?” …have in common? A. The answer to both is “Carefully!” Software sales is a funny business.  Push too hard and you’re open to accusations of potentially ripping people off through aggressive tactics, don’t push hard enough and […]