Jade Software Corporation has announced the release of JADE 6.3, the latest version of its software platform for delivering targeted solutions to complex business problems. New .NET interoperability and a native 64-bit edition extend JADE’s reputation for openness and enable customers with processor intensive systems to boost performance.
Also included is a Replication Framework, making it easier for developers to build mobile applications.
A privately owned New Zealand based company, Jade has offices in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The .NET framework will create more opportunities for Jade to deliver solutions in mixed-technology environments and enables JADE customers to leverage existing .NET skills and investments.
Providing a .NET framework that encapsulates the Object Manager, Database and core programming model also allows .NET developers to take advantage of the server-side strengths of the JADE 6.3 platform. Research and development of further .NET interoperability is now under way, including additional support for Language Integrated Query (LINQ) and Silverlight user interfaces.
Introduction of a 64-bit edition delivers performance improvements for customers by taking full advantage of 64-bit hardware and operating systems. Each application server can have a far greater memory address space, meaning that system administrators will be able to configure significantly larger object caches to improve system performance. In performance tests using long-running CPU-bound tasks, systems experienced up to 30% improvements in execution speed.
JADE 6.3’s Replication Framework makes it easier for developers to build ‘disconnected’ or mobile applications, simplifying the definition, replication and resynchronisation of data from a server-side system to any number of offline clients. In addition to disconnected replication, the framework is also useful for server-side applications that need to replicate data to other server-side JADE systems.
“JADE 6.3 offers a number of exciting enhancements for customers and partners. We believe that opening up to the .NET community and all of the languages that .NET supports will encourage many .NET developers to take advantage of JADE to build distributed applications to manage complex data,” says Roger Jarquin, Jade’s Chief Technology Officer. “The new release will also deliver improved processing performance for large enterprise customers, thanks to the 64-bit edition, while the Replication Framework offers new opportunities for developers to take applications mobile.”
JADE 6.3 for Windows, Linux and Windows Mobile is available as a free download. Production systems for commercial use must be licensed separately.