Simplifies development and management of cross-platform distributed applications
eCube, a middleware products and modernization company, has launched a new version of NXTera high performance RPC middleware, which includes an array of new features that simplify the development and management of cross-platform distributed applications.
In addition, the NXTera 6.0 also streamlines the replacement of legacy RPC middleware in distributed applications built in Delphi, PowerBuilder and Visual Basic with optional support for web services.
According to eCube, the NXTera 6.0 includes various new and updated features including, an Eclipse-based workbench that simplifies the creation and maintenance of distributed business logic and their corresponding client interfaces. Utilities and wizards support distributed RPC, .NET and SOAP development with C, COBOL, FORTRAN and Java.
The new component in NXTera 6.0 is NXTminder, a platform-independent application management tool, which is designed to simplify runtime operation and replaces the NetMinder, Appminder and AppCenter, distributed application management tools that are commonly used to manage the availability of Entera and CORBA RPC applications.
The company said that much of the new development completed with NXTera 6.0 will be done with new all Java RPC runtime and broker implementations. These core technologies services enable cross-platform integration, communication and the discovery of distributed components. NXTera 6.0 is certified on zLinux, Redhat, Suse, MacOS/X, OpenVMS, Irix and all contemporary versions of UNIX.
The new NXTera persistent broker with network address translation, makes it easier to implement cost saving virtualisation offerings with legacy RPC applications. In addition, NXTera 6.0 adds a native MySQL data access server and well as an updated JDBC version that improves speed and flexibility.
By adding support for Protocol Buffers, the data serialization format developed by Google, NXTera provides a standardised binary format that increases the speed at which data can be moved between application components and distributed Web services, the company said.
Kevin Barnes, CEO of eCube Systems, said: “RPC middleware is the backbone of distributed programing, that is the case whether you are talking about today’s Web services or legacy client-server applications based on technologies like Entera.
“NXTera 6.0 delivers a new standard in high performance RPC middleware by improving existing capabilities and expanding support for contemporary technologies including Eclipse, Web services, virtualisation and Linux.”