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|Type||Acquired by TIBCO in 2002|
|Headquarters||Los Altos, CA|
|Key people||Tom Laffey, co-founder , Paul A. Larson, President & Chief Executive , Michael A. Morgan , Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer|
|Revenue||US $14.5M (2001)|
Talarian was a member of the Business Integration Group (BIG), the Internet Protocol Multicast Initiative (IPMI), the Securities Industry Middleware Council (SIMC), the Object Management Group (OMG), and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
SmartSockets was the main product of Talarian. It is a real-time message-oriented middleware (MOM) which is scalable and fault tolerant. Its programming model is built specifically to offer high-speed interprocess communication (IPC) for multiprocessor architecture, scalability and reliability.
It is supported on a wide range of platforms:
- Compaq NSK/OSS
Applications using SmartSockets can be developed with the following languages:
- C API
- C++ Class Libraries
- ActiveX Components
- Java Class Library
Acquisition by TIBCO
In January 2002 TIBCO acquired Talarian for approximately $115 million. It was its primary competitor in the delivery of high-performance messaging solutions.
TIBCO paid $5.30 per share, half in stock and half in cash, for each of Talarian's outstanding shares.
Talarian customers were large end-users, OEMs and systems integrators in need of solutions where real-time data flow supports high information volumes.
List of Famous Customers:
- New York Stock Exchange
- NASA's ground control station for the Hubble Space Telescope