Operations Management Platform Lays Foundation for Migration to Windows Azure

July 23, 2012
Savigent Software Inc. (www.savigent.com), the Minnetonka-based company specializing in event-driven manufacturing operations management software, released Catalyst Platform version 4.0. The updated version delivers significant enhancements to the software, most notably a fully managed infrastructure for the development, deployment and management of composite applications. Catalyst Platform also provides a central repository for revision controlled management of composite applications and a new, highly scalable Catalyst Bus with real-time information access via OData services.

Michael Feldman, company Chief Technology Officer, said, “The release of Catalyst Platform lays a foundation for the migration of the entire Catalyst suite to Windows Azure and provides significant new functionality that supports enterprise-wide development, deployment and management of composite applications in data centers, and private and public clouds.”

Catalyst Platform is the foundation of Savigent’s expanding Catalyst suite of software products. The software dramatically simplifies the development and management of highly scalable service-oriented software solutions in the manufacturing environment. It combines three powerful capabilities into one software product: a composite application development framework, a unifying service architecture and a managed execution environment.

The enhancements present in Catalyst Platform version 4.0 provide users with significantly increased functionality, flexibility and simplicity. Catalyst Platform provides a central repository for revision controlled management of composite applications and their configuration, and managed deployment to the Catalyst environment for execution. Catalyst Bus extends the Service Oriented Architecture of Catalyst Platform by implementing standardized service patterns for commonly used interactions in the environment. Data within the Catalyst Bus is available in real-time via OData services. Catalyst Development Studio provides a visually intuitive environment for the assembly of composite applications from highly configurable, prebuilt agents.

Jay Mellen, Savigent’s executive vice president of business development, remarked, “This is a very exciting release with loads of new, differentiating functionality. For example, Catalyst Bus dramatically simplifies service implementations and it is OData accessible, so domain experts and IT professionals can access information quickly and easily using a wide variety of applications tailored to meet their needs. And we are continuing to keep our entire product line on the leading edge of Microsoft technologies, with support for Microsoft .NET 4.0, SQL Server 2012, SharePoint 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Azure.”
With this the release of Catalyst Platform, Savigent is rebranding its entire Catalyst suite of software products. Catalyst Workflow delivers a controlled system for workflow automation, providing manufacturers with guaranteed compliance, unparalleled traceability and rich manufacturing intelligence.  Catalyst Historian provides manufacturers with a real-time, context-aware data historian, in addition to a comprehensive data analysis tool.

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