Jade Software delivers Jade 7.1

Jade Software has informed its global user base that support for version 6.3 ends in May.

Christchurch-based Jade Software has launched Jade 7.1 and warned users of version 6.3, which was released in 2009, that support will end in May.

Jade is an end-to-end, object-oriented development platform originally launched in 1996. The company said more than 12,000 organisations use the platform worldwide.

Key features of version 7.1 focus on performance and scalability, interoperability and security, and developer productivity, the company said.

"Our customers are looking for ways to reduce cost, so it is important that they get maximum value from their development environment. Jade 7.1 will be a welcome upgrade," said chief innovation officer John Ascroft.

Allianz Australia Insurance's development and support manager Matthew Sultana said his team is looking forward to utilising REST web services to allow for efficient cross-systems integration and increased solutions flexibility.

"Jade's introduction of Dynamic Properties will remove the need for downtime on implementation of structural database changes, and further simplify our systems management tasks," he said.

Jade Software has also launched a range of upgrade services to support users making the change.

The Jade platform consists of a programming language, development environment, application server, and object-oriented database management system, as well as other tools.