IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-259
September 11, 2001

Versata Studio and Versata Logic Server — Now Available in Passport Advantage

 ENUS201-259.PDF (26KB)

(Corrected on October 2, 2001)

In the Ordering Information section the unit of measure for Versata Logic Server (VLS) is "per processor".

At a Glance

The Versata System, with the Versata Studio and Versata Logic Server, produces dynamic Web content, by providing:

  • A complete development environment for developing:
    • Presentation
    • Business logic and data access logic for WebSphere applications
  • A portable, Java™-based Web application deployment platform, which supports and executes:
    • Java servlets
    • JavaBeans components
    • JavaServer Page components
    • Enterprise JavaBean components
  • A cross-platform support that interacts with Enterprise databases, transaction processing systems, and other applications
  • Quick and accurate capture of requirements using declarative business rules
  • Automatic and interactive creation of reusable complex EJBs
  • Change of applications by simply rewriting business rules, rather than hand coding
  • Capability to leverage logic services framework for data validations, cross-objects navigation, transaction sequencing, event-action synchronization, and more

Overview

The Versata System enables corporations to utilize business rules technology to accelerate and simplify the way the business logic for enterprise WebSphere™ Application Server systems is developed and maintained.

The Versata System, at its core, revolves around the Versata Logic Server for WebSphere. Powered by the Transaction Logic Engine, the Logic Server is a "smart container" hosting prebuilt components to operate within the WebSphere Application Server.

These prebuilt logic services implement a J2EE pattern framework to provide the necessary, reusable services such as:

  • Data validations
  • Object integrity
  • Cross-object navigation
  • Transaction sequencing
  • Event-action synchronization

By automating development and providing a proven framework, developers using Versata can focus on the business functionality of their applications rather than infrastructure code.

The business logic components, built within the Versata Studio, start from object designs with business logic and rule specifications. The Studio then compiles and deploys these objects as service-based transactional components (EJBs) into the prebuilt J2EE pattern framework hosted within the Versata Logic Server for WebSphere.

This approach encourages IT shops to collaborate with business managers and place functionality ahead of procedure in the development cycle — a significant value add when designing and changing WebSphere applications.

The Versata System enables corporations to utilize business rules technology to quickly design, build, deploy, and manage their WebSphere applications.

Versata Studio

Versata Studio is a part of the Versata System. It offers a development environment where a company:

  • Defines applications and interfaces
  • Automates business rules
  • Achieves the cycle of continuous application development and deployment necessary for distributed, e-business applications

Versata Logic Server

The Versata Logic Server (VLS) is comprised of a production-level version of the Transaction Logic Engine.

The VLS is a "smart container" hosting prebuilt services to enable business logic components created and deployed by Versata to operate within the WebSphere Application Server.

The products in this announcement are available as a part of IBM's Software Remarketing program. Product information has been provided by the program supplier, Versata, Inc.

Key Prerequisites

For key prerequisites, refer to the Description section.

Planned Availability Date

September 18, 2001

Description

Key Prerequisites

  • Versata Studio:
    • Windows NT® Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6, or later
    • Windows® 2000 Workstation with Service Pack 1, or later
    • IBM JDK 1.2.2 (java.exe)
  • Versata Logic Server:
    • Windows NT Server 4.0 or Windows NT with Service Pack 6, or later
    • Windows 2000 Workstation with Service Pack 1, or later
    • AIX® Version 4.3.
    • Sun Solaris Version V2.7 (7) or V2.8 (8)
    • IBM JDK 1.2.2 (java.exe)
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition Version 3.5 with Fixpack 4

Versata Studio

Features include:

  • Easy-to-use integrated development environment to quickly and accurately capture requirements using declarative business rules
  • Automatic and iterative methodology for creating reusable, complex EJBs for WebSphere
  • Reusable archetypes of visual and behavioral styles for HTML or Java-based presentation layer
  • Extensible deployed applications with full capability to customize with Java code
  • Wizards to specify a rich set of Java or HTML presentation layer behaviors, including navigation, data dependencies, captions, and picks
  • Productivity through the ability to change applications by simply rewriting business rules, rather than hand coding

Versata Logic Server

Features include:

  • The capability to deploy business logic while leveraging open Java-based technologies and APIs
  • Logic services framework for data validations, cross-object navigation, transaction sequencing, event action synchronization, and more
  • Full support of Java, EJB, XML, HTML, JSP, and all industry-standard databases — as well as legacy data sources and systems
  • Cross-platform support for deployment of WebSphere applications and components for transactions, enterprise system access, and dynamic content generation, including:
    • Enterprise JavaBean component
    • JavaBean components
    • Java Servlets

Deployment platforms include the following supported platforms of WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition:

  • AIX
  • Windows NT/2000
  • Solaris

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

The Versata System creates value for:

  • CIO/CTO Level Executives
  • IT Managers
  • IT Architects
  • IT developers

An additional customer set is the "business analyst" who understands the business domain and can participate in the development process.

Key Messages

  • Reduce complexity of J2EE development
  • Minimize IT resources and augment existing skill sets
  • Instantly change and update WebSphere applications
  • Enhance business and IT departments collaboration

Key Features

  • Versata Logic services implement a J2EE pattern framework to provide the necessary, reusable services such as:
    • Data validations
    • Object integrity
    • Cross-object navigation
    • Transaction sequencing
    • Event-action synchronization
  • By automating development and providing a proven framework, developers using Versata Studio can focus on the business functionality of their applications rather than infrastructure code
  • Versata Studio compiles and deploys objects as service-based transactional components (EJBs) into the prebuilt J2EE pattern framework hosted within the Versata Logic Server for WebSphere
  • Versata Studio provides Java applet and dynamic HTML client builders

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Educational offerings are available for the Versata Logic Server and Versata Studio products. Visit the following Web sites for additional information and scheduling information:

Call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Offering Information

Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

No publications are shipped with these program.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: Softcopy publications are provided on the media included in the program package.

Source File Publications: Source File Publications are not offered.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

                            Minimum
                    Versata                  Versata
                    Studio                   Logic Server
 
Processor           Pentium(R)               Intel-based PC,
                    266 MHz, or              AIX(R), Sun
                    higher, 320 MHz          Solaris
                    recommended
 
Memory              Minimum 256 MB           Minimum 256 MB
                    RAM, 320 MB              RAM, 320 MB
                    recommended              recommended
 
Storage             300 MB free              105 MB free
 Devices            hard drive               hard drive
                    space                    space
 
Other               CD-ROM Drive             CD-ROM Drive
 Hardware           Support for              Support for
                    TCP/IP and               TCP/IP and
                    networking               networking
                    adapter                  adapter

Software Requirements

Versata Studio Requirements:

  • Windows NT® Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6, or later
  • Windows® 2000 Workstation with Service Pack 1, or later
  • IBM JDK 1.2.2 (java.exe)

Versata Logic Server Requirements:

  • Windows NT Server 4.0 or Windows NT with Service Pack 6, or later
  • Windows 2000 Workstation with Service Pack 1, or later
  • AIX 4.3.3
  • Sun Solaris V2.7 (Solaris 7) or V2.8 (Solaris 8)
  • IBM JDK 1.2.2 (java.exe)
  • WebSphere™ Application Server, Advanced Edition Version 3.5 with Fixpack 4

Limitations: Refer to the License Information provided with the product.

Planning Information

Packaging: The Versata Logic and Versata Studio program package contains:

  • Program code on CD-ROMs, including documentation
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • Proof of Entitlement (PoE)
  • IBM License Information (LI)

Security, Auditability, and Control

Versata Logic and Versata Studio use the security and auditability features of the operating system.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities

Ordering Information

Versata Logic Server and Versata Studio are client/server products each with one charge unit:

  • VLS — per processor
  • Versata Studio — per user

Versata Logic Server and Versata Studio are client server products with one charge unit each:

  • VLS per processor
  • Versata Studio per user

Passport Advantage

                                                            Part
Program Name/Description                                    Number
 
Versata Logic Server 5.1                                    BA00ANA
Versata Studio Client 5.1                                   BA00BNA
 
Volume Purchase Order:
 
Versata Logic Server 5.1/SW                                 D50I5LL
 Sub/Support to 1 Anniv
Versata Logic Server 5.1/SW                                 D50I7LL
 Sub/Support to 2 Anniv
SW Sub and Support Renwl to                                 E004CLL
 1 Anniv
SW Sub and Support after                                    D50IDLL
 License to 1 Anniv Date
Versata Logic Server 5.1                                    D50MMLL
 Migration Trade-up SW License
 and maintenance to 1 Anniv
Versata Studio Client 5.1/SW                                D50IRLL
 Sub/Support to 1 Anniv
Versata Studio Client 5.1/SW                                D50ISLL
 Sub/Support to 2 Anniv
SW Sub and Support Renwl to                                 E004GLL
 1 Anniv
SW Sub and Support after                                    D50ITLL
 License to 1 Anniv Date
Versata Studio Client 5.1                                   D50MNLL
 Migration Trade-up
 SW License and maintenance
 to 1 Anniv

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IPLA. Proof of Entitlements are required for all authorized use.

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement.

LI Form Number: Refer to the License Information included with the product.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2002

Money-Back Guarantee: 30-day, money-back guarantee, applicable to the first instance per customer enterprise. The money-back guarantee will commence on the Invoice Date.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Usage Restriction: Yes

Refer to the LI provided with the product.

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

Other Support: Passport Advantage

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Prices

For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized Lotus® Business Partner.

                                                  Part
Description                                       Number
 
Versata Logic Server                              BA00ANA
Versata Studio                                    BA00BNA

Upgrades: Provided in this announcement are trade-up part numbers for customers wishing to receive IBM software support and subscription. Customers who currently have a Versata License Agreement for the Versata System for WebSphere (5620-DMK and/or 5620-DML), with software support and subscription license from Versata, can choose to purchase IBM software subscription and support renewal through these part numbers. Customers currently running on a non-WebSphere application server, using the Versata System (CORBA, BEA), and looking to migrate over to a WebSphere solution, will be able to order the Versata System running on WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, through the migration trade-up part numbers. Proof of Entitlements for these part numbers is required and WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, Version 3.5, is a prerequisite.

Current VisualAge® Application Rules customers still using IBM software subscription will be able to migrate to new Passport Advantage part numbers for IBM support and subscription services.

Contact your sales channel for pricing information.

Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

Trademarks

 
WebSphere is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX and VisualAge are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.