PrismTech, Sparx Integrate OpenSplice with DDS Enterprise Architect

PrismTech(tm), a leader in high-performance middleware and development tools, has partnered with Sparx Systems, a leading provider of modeling tools based on open standards, to fully integrate PrismTech’s OpenSplice(tm) DDS (Data Distribution Service) with Sparx Systems’ Enterprise Architect. The collaboration will create a technology ecosystem that fully supports the lifecycle of complex, data-centric applications — from requirement management to design, implementation, deployment and tuning.

The first step in this effort is expected to be completed later this quarter with the delivery of an update to the MDG (Model Driven Generation(tm)) Technology for DDS – Sparx Systems’ DDS add-in for Enterprise Architect.

“We are excited to be teaming up with PrismTech to deliver a fully integrated, round-trip engineering solution for DDS,” said Sam Mancarella, Chief Technology Officer, Sparx Systems. “We believe OpenSplice DDS, together with Enterprise Architect, will offer the most complete, model-driven, DDS development solution on the market today.”

Enterprise Architect 7.1 supports UML, SysML, BPMN, Zachman, DoDAF, TOGAF and other open standards to analyze, design, test and construct reliable and well understood systems. With over 150,000 licensed users, Sparx Systems helps provide key benefits at each stage of system development.

“The technology alliance between PrismTech and Sparx Systems represents a merging of two innovative technologies and highly complementary solutions,” said Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., OpenSplice DDS Product Marketing Manager, PrismTech. “This relationship will provide the industry with the first full-service and most comprehensive development environment for complex, data-centric applications.”

OpenSplice DDS is an extremely high performance, real-time publish/subscribe, middleware designed to provide low-latency, high-throughput data dissemination across distributed systems commonly found in today’s financial services, transportation, utilities, SCADA, defense and aerospace, and telecommunications sectors. It is also increasingly being recognized for its ability to address both Event Driven Architecture (EDA) and net-centric applications, and is one of the emerging technologies at the foundation of next generation eXtreme Transaction Processing Platforms (XTPP).

About PrismTech
PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration solutions. The company develops, markets, and supports a wide range of standards-compliant, high-performance middleware products whose quality-of-service (QoS) properties significantly exceed those offered by conventional middleware. PrismTech also offers developer productivity tools and a comprehensive range of professional services. PrismTech’s differentiators are most highly valued in markets where business-critical and mission-critical systems require high-performance middleware. These systems are pervasive in a number of vertical markets, such as Telecom, Mil/Aero, Finance, Utilities, Transportation, and Homeland Security, and range from Net-centric OSS to Software-Defined Radio. PrismTech’s customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, OEMs, and ISVs, including many Fortune Global 500 companies. PrismTech was founded in 1992 and is a privately-held group with US operations based in Boston, MA and Saddle Brook, NJ, and European operations in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and France.

About Sparx Systems
Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of business and software intensive systems. The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, is the design tool of choice for well over 150,000 registered users in more than 60 countries world wide. With customers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defense, government, entertainment and telecommunications, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative solutions based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its related specifications. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards.

OpenSplice DDS is a trademark of PrismTech.