The Research report evaluated 21 Vendors world-wide, based on various key technical capabilities of their product stack as well as real-world use patterns and technology content of the vendor's offerings.
"Fiorano has consistently outperformed many mega-vendors on the Visionary scale for over 5 years now", said Atul Saini, CEO Fiorano Software. "This has been possible only through continuous innovation in our products and a team that is passionate about supporting and helping customers succeed."
Responding to questions about the recent consolidation in the industry Saini added, "Heavy consolidation in the market for ESB vendors over the last 2 years has left several customers in a bad situation with no surety of continuing implementation support or upgrades for the software they had only recently invested in. Even though some vendors claim they will continue to support software for existing customers, integrating disparate software stacks is proving to be a technical challenge of gargantuan proportions.
For example, only as recently as October 2008, Sun was trying to woo Oracle / BEA customers with aggressive offerings on its Sun Java CAPs. Now the fate of the projects that did take up this offer hangs in the balance.
In such an environment, Saini contends that Fiorano offers a much more stable offering through a privately held company that has been in business for over a decade and whose growth has been funded through internal accruals as opposed to debt, venture capital or the capital markets.
Built on a scalable, peer-to-peer Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) foundation, The Fiorano SOA Platform enables the effective coordination and interaction of software assets across the extended enterprise. Fiorano SOA offers a number of benefits over existing solutions for real-time enablement, including faster implementation and deployment cycles, a flexible platform for future expansion offering a high degree of reuse, easy extensibility, seamless interoperability and an improved ROI.