Jon Johnson, chief engineer of the Command, Control, and Intelligence unit of Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Mission Systems, is trying to integrate systems for the U.S. Air Force that are processing separate events--from tracking an aircraft coming into a certain sector to a Coast Guard cruiser intercepting a ship--that could affect national security. These events need to be correlated, and Johnson will use his Sonic software infrastructure to do so.
"We have to know who's moving fast, who's moving slow, who's friendly and who's unfriendly," Johnson says. "The ultimate goal is to get the right data to the right person at the right time."
Orchestration Server is priced at $12,500 per CPU. XML Server is priced at $10,000 per CPU. Integration Workbench is priced at $3,750 per developer. The Enterprise Service Bus is priced at $10,000 per CPU.