IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-361
December 11, 2001

Versata Business Logic Suite V5.5, Enhanced J2EE Development for WAS V4.0

 ENUS201-361.PDF (28KB)


At a Glance

The Versata Logic Suite harnesses the power of business logic automation to provide:

  • Support for EJB 1.3 and Web Services
  • Performance improvements and tuning option for the Versata Logic Server
  • Enhanced team development including simplified change management and improved repository structure
  • Support for additional Source Code Management Tools
  • Integrated HTML editor and event based editing
  • Improved debugging and development/production deployment
  • A complete development environment for delivering:
    • Strategic business systems that are faster to build and easier to change
    • Highly scalable and well-architected J2EE business applications running within WebSphere
  • A portable, Java-based Web application deployment platform, which supports and executes:
    • Java servlets
    • JavaBeans components
    • JavaServer Page components
    • Enterprise JavaBean components
  • Capability to leverage a prebuilt J2EE framework for necessary, reusable services

Overview

The Versata Logic Suite harnesses the power of business logic automation to deliver highly changeable and scalable business systems 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 Logic Suite enables corporations to utilize business rules automation technology to quickly design, build, deploy, and manage their WebSphere applications.

The suite is powered by the Versata Logic Server running within WebSphere Application Server.

Versata Logic Server:

  • Enables business rules execution for transactional business logic
  • Provides a J2EE framework to provide the necessary, reusable services, such as:
    • Cross-object navigation
    • Transaction sequencing
    • Event-action synchronization
Whenever business logic needs to be altered to reflect changing business needs, the changes are made at the business logic level — not the Java™ coding layer.

Changes are automatically deployed to the Versata Logic Server reducing the cycle time for making changes from months to days and reducing total cost of ownership.

The Versata Logic Studio is the development designer for the Versata Logic Server.

Versata Logic Studio:

  • Defines the business logic executed by the Versata Logic Server
  • Compiles and deploys the data objects as service-based transactional components (EJBs) into the pre-built J2EE pattern framework hosted within the Versata Logic Server for WebSphere

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

Key Prerequisites

For Key Prerequisites, refer to the Description section.

Availability Date

December 11, 2001

Description

Key Prerequisites

  • Versata Logic Studio:
    • Windows NT® Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6, or later
    • Windows® 2000 Workstation with Service Pack 1, or later
    • IBM JDK 1.3 (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 1.3 (java.exe)
    • WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition Version 4.0 with Fixpack 3

Versata Logic Server

Developers using the Versata Logic Server can focus on the business functionality of their applications rather than logic sequencing and infrastructure code.

Features include:

  • The ability to enable business rules automation for transactional business logic while leveraging open standards
  • New tracing and analysis facilities aimed specifically at tuning for performance
  • Improved deployment to VLS for both development and production environments
  • Full support of Java, EJB, XML, HTML, JSP, Web Services 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

Versata Logic Studio

Features include:

  • An easy-to-use integrated development designer to quickly and accurately define the business logic using declarative business rules.
  • Enhanced team development through re-structured repository views for version control and support for third party SCM tools.
  • An integrated HTML editor and support for event based editing and Swing to develop Java clients for WebSphere applications.
  • 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.

Product Positioning

The Versata Logic Suite 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
  • Deliver highly changeable and scalable business systems for WebSphere
  • Enhance business and IT departments collaboration

Key Features

  • A "transaction engine" that enables business rules execution for transactional business logic
  • Versata Logic Services provides a J2EE framework to provide the necessary, reusable services, such as:
    • Cross-object navigation
    • Transaction sequencing
    • Event-action synchronization
  • A development environment that defines the business logic executed by the Versata Logic Server
  • Versata Studio compiles and deploys the data objects as service-based transactional components (EJBs) into the prebuilt J2EE pattern framework hosted within the Versata Logic Server for WebSphere

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

                 Versata Logic Studio        Versata Logic Server
 
Minimum
 
Processor        Pentium(R) 266 MHz,         Intel-based PC,
                  or higher, 320 MHz          AIX(R),
                  recommended                 Sun Solaris
 
Memory           Minimum 256 MB              Minimum 256 MB
                  RAM, 320 MB                 RAM, 320 MB
                  recommended                 recommended
 
Storage          350 MB free hard            110 MB free hard
 Devices          drive space                 drive 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 Logic Studio Requirements:

  • Windows NT® Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6, or later
  • Windows® 2000 Workstation with Service Pack 1, or later
  • IBM JDK 1.3 (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 1.3 (java.exe)
  • WebSphere™ Application Server, Advanced Edition Version 4.0 with Fixpack 3

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

Planning Information

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

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

Security, Auditability, and Control

Versata Logic Server and Versata Logic 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.

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

  • Versata Logic Server — per processor
  • Versata Logic Studio — per user

Versata Logic Server and Versata Logic Studio are client server products with one charge unit each: Versata Logic Server per processor; Versata Logic Studio per user.

Passport Advantage

                                             Part
Program Name                                 Number
 
Versata Logic Server 5.5                     BA03JNA
Versata Studio Client 5.5                    BA03KNA
 
Volume Purchase Order:
Versata Logic Server 5.5/SW                  D50I5LL
 Sub/Support to 1 Anniv
Versata Logic Server 5.5/SW                  D50I7LL
 Sub/Support to 2 Anniv
SW Sub and Support Renwl                     E004CLL
 to 1 Anniv
SW Sub and Support after
 License to 1 Anniv Date                     D50IDLL
Versata Logic Server 5.5                     D50MMLL
 Migration Trade-up SW
 License & maintenance
 to 1 Anniv
Versata Logic Studio Client                  D50IRLL
 5.5/SW Sub/Support to 1 Anniv
Versata Logic Studio Client                  D50ISLL
 5.5/SW Sub/Support to 2 Anniv
SW Sub and Support Renwl                     E004GLL
 to 1 Anniv
SW Sub and Support after License             D50ITLL
to 1 Anniv Date
Versata Logic Studio Client 5.5              D50MNLL
Migration Trade-up
 SW License & maintenance
 to 1 Anniv

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

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

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until: September 30, 2003

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 and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Usage Restriction: Yes

Refer to the LI provided with the product.

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes Software Maintenance with each Program acquired during the Coverage Period. Coverage Period. means the period commencing on the date you acquire the Program up to the first or second Anniversary Date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The Coverage Period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an Anniversary Date will be extended to the next applicable Anniversary Date.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides you assistance for your:

  1. Routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions
  2. Code-related questions

IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.). IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Consult your IBM Software Support Guide for further details at:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for:

  1. Design and development of applications
  2. Your use of Programs in other than their specified operating environment
  3. Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this Agreement

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:

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

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

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

Upgrades

Trade-up part numbers are provided 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 entitlement 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.

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

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 
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 and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.