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Tervela Inc. is a privately held technology company based in New York, New York and Acton, Massachusetts. The company is backed by Goldman Sachs, Sigma Partners, Acartha Technology Group, and North Hill Ventures. Tervela was founded by Barry Thompson and Kul Singh.


Tervela was founded in 2004, at the beginning of a massive transformation in the way businesses built and operated high-performance distributed applications. Tervela's Data Fabric consists of both hardware appliances and software (virtual) appliances that overlay on top of existing data center infrastructure and cloud services. The company introduced the first hardware accelerated messaging switch in 2007 prior to this hardware accelerated message switching was done primarily on XML data. In 2009 the company introduced several products that allowed scalable middleware to deliver messages incrementally scalable well into the millions of messages per second. In 2011 Tervela introduced a set of virtual appliances compatible with the hardware accelerated appliances. Tervela's message fabric begins to incorporate together in one set of middleware the different classification of messaging described in the Judith Hurwitz article Sorting Out Middleware.[1] This technology provides the underpinnings of the merger of big data with the cloud, Forrester: Big Data, Cloud will merge in 2011 [2]

Global Data Transport[edit]

A typical company with data centers in New York, London, and Singapore would operate these facilities separately, connected only by decade-old middleware and messaging solutions.

But growing from the demands of financial services firms and soon many other industries, people realized that what they really needed were data center networks without geographical borders - presenting a world-wide fabric of data access and data services that would enable them to build and deploy new applications quickly to address fast-emerging business opportunities.[3]


Tervela provides both hardware and software appliances. Hardware and software appliances are compatible with the APIs which consist of C, C++, C# JAVA and JMS. Downloads of the software (virtual appliances are available on the company website). Capacity of the data fabric can be increased by adding additional appliances. Information about messaging can be found in Enterprise Integration Patterns [4]

Message Switch[edit]

The TMX-500 Message Switch is the primary gateway appliance that applications use to communicate across the message fabric.

Persistence Engine[edit]

The TPE-500 is a storage engine that is embedded in the data fabric and optimized for message persistence and retrieval.

Provisioning and Management[edit]

The Tervela TPM-500 Provisioning & Management System is the unified, comprehensive administrative platform for Tervela's Data Fabric.

Client API[edit]

The Tervela Client API is the interface to Tervela's Data Fabric and the vehicle by which your applications sends data to and receives data from other applications on the fabric.


  1. ^ Hurwitz, Judith (January 1998). "Sorting Out Middleware". DBMS 11.1. Archived from the original on 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ Harris, Derrick. "Forrester: Big Data, Cloud will merge in 2011". Forrester. 
  3. ^ About Tervela
  4. ^ Hohpe, Gregor; Woolf, Bobby (January 2004). Woolf, Bobby, ed. Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions. Forewords by John Crupi and Martin Fowler; Contributions by Kyle Brown, Conrad F. D'Cruz, Martin Fowler, Sean Neville, Michael J Rettig, and Jonathan Simon. Addison-Wesley Professional. ISBN 978-0-321-20068-6. Retrieved May 10, 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Editors list (help)