Today marked the opening of the annual IBM Rational Software developer conference, this year called Innovate 2010, here in Orlando Florida.
The 4 day event is covering a range of topics on both IT and embedded systems software development and test lifecycle tools and technologies. Wind River has a presence on the exhibit floor and a number of conference tracks. The mood is very positive at this 13th conference. 4000 attendees are here, a 20% growth over 2009.
The show opened with several IBM executives led by Dr. Danny Sabbah, GM IBM Rational Software reviewing IBM's "Smarter Planet" strategy including "systems and software econometrics". Dr. Sabbah described how software innovations are now driving the world, particularly as related to intelligent products and services.
IBM Rational sees the next area of innovation in helping companies build "systems of systems" that allow multiple IT solutions to collaborate between themselves and with real world devices. He gave examples include automotive telematics, home healthcare and 911 systems, and other connected applications that leverage information from networks of intelligent devices into diverse backoffice applications to deliver new "smarter" business solutions. The worlds of intellingent devices and business applications are converging and Rational wants to deliver the tools, best practices, services and solutions to enable the Smarter Planet.
IBM and Wind River are partnering to deliver this new world. Wind River is showing several new products at the partner exibition and is speaking at 3 sessions relating to quality management, collaborative development and multicore development.
On the exhibit floor we are showing our latest Wind River Test Management test automation system for monitoring, executing, and managing embedded device software testing. We are pre-viewing, for the first time, Wind River Test Management integrated with the IBM Rational Quality Manager. This provides companies enterprise-level quality lifecycle management capabilites in RQM (requirements, planning, defect tracking, and more) linked to our best in class device test automation and optimization.
RQM users can use Wind River Test Management (WRTM) to provide sophisticated device level testing and virtual lab management while leveraging our unique runtime analytics for runtime test coverage, performance monitoring, fault injection, runtime diagnostics and change-based regression testing. This is creating quite a bit of interest for embedded systems builders and Agile device software development teams. Stay tuned for more information on this integration in the coming weeks.
IBM put out a new white paper at the show on the RQM-Wind River Test Management joint business value entitled "Balancing Risk and Complexity with Quality Management: Solutions from IBM Rational software and Wind River". If you'd like a copy of this paper, drop me an email at email@example.com and I'll send it.
We are also demonstrating the new Wind River Simics 4.4 virtual systems development solution in the booth. And we are showing, for the first time, Wind River Test Management driving automated regression tests on Simics virtual reference boards managed by WRTM's integral virtual lab manager. This takes the meaning of "virtual lab" to a whole new level!
If you are at the show, please come see us in Booth 526 and also at the following sessions:
- "Minimize Software Delivery Risks for Embedded Systems" Tuesday. Track QM-1842. I (Paul Henderson, VP Product Marketing, Device Test, Wind River) am presenting this session together with Moshe Cohen, IBM Offering Manager for Quality Management.
- "What do you get when you combine a Comprehensive Embedded Development Suite with a Collaborative Platform? Productivity." Thursday. Track CCM-2079. Presented by Emeka Nwafor, Sr. Director Product Management, Wind River
- "Got Multicore? Simplifying the Multicore Development Challenge". Thursday. Track MAC-2080. Bill Graham, Product Marketing Manager, VxWorks, Wind River and Beery Holstein, Sr. Manager, IBM
Hope to see you in Orlando!