Jive (formerly known as Clearspace, then Jive SBS, then Jive Engage) is a commercial Java EE-based Enterprise 2.0 collaboration and knowledge management tool produced by Jive Software. It was first released as "Clearspace" in 2006, then renamed SBS (for "Social Business Software") in March 2009, then renamed "Jive Engage" in 2011, and renamed simply to "Jive" in 2012.
The product is a pure-Java server-side web application and will run on any platform where Java (JDK 1.5 or higher) is installed. It does not require a dedicated server - users have reported successful deployment in both shared environments and multiple machine clusters.
As of Jive 8, released March 30, 2015, there is a Jive-n version which is for internal use (hosted by the consumer or hosted by Jive in the cloud) and a Jive-x version which is an external version hosted by Jive in the cloud.
^Seal, Aditi (2013-12-12). "Jive 7: Moving Beyond Buzz to Deliver Useful Collaboration to the Enterprise". SolutionSet. Epsilon. Retrieved 2015-01-14. Jive released its latest update, Jive 7, at Jive World 2013 in October, unveiling some key fixes to long-standing issues with the platform as well as some new features that could finally start delivering on some of the promises of the 'social enterprise.'