Lattix enhances Software Architecture Management Solution

January 042007
Award-Winning Software Architecture Management Solution Extended Beyond Applications to Include Databases and Services

BOSTON, MA - January 4, 2007 - Lattix Inc., the leading provider of innovative software architecture management solutions, today announced the release of its newest solution, Lattix LDM 3.0. With this major release, Lattix enables managers, architects and developers to visualize, specify and maintain the architecture of a complex enterprise software system.

Lattix has pioneered the Dependency Structure Matrix (DSM) approach, which uses dependencies to create an accurate and scaleable blueprint of complex, mission-critical software applications. With Lattix LDM 3.0, it is now possible to apply this approach for systems that span different domains, from the database to services and applications. Lattix LDM 3.0 delivers effective architecture governance by providing the means to specify and test the architecture, detect violations during development and prevent further architectural erosion.

"With this comprehensive solution, Lattix now addresses the need for visualizing the architecture of complete systems," explains Neeraj Sangal, president and founder of Lattix. "We have developed a general approach that is flexible and extensible so that our customers will now be able to assess how changing one part affects the rest of the system. For example, it is now possible to answer questions such as which of my applications will be affected by changing a particular stored procedure in my database."

Innovations in this major release of Lattix LDM include:
  • A New Approach to Data Architecture: Lattix has enhanced its Dependency Model approach, which extends DSM with architecture rules, to enable a new way to visualize and manage the architecture of database systems. Dependency Models have the power to scale and the flexibility to capture the relationships that can exist between a wide variety of database elements, including schemas, tables, views, stored procedures, packages, sequences, synonyms and triggers. Architecture governance is achieved by grouping these elements based on access and setting rules on their interrelationships.
  • An Integrated Approach to System Architecture: Most large software systems span multiple domains, such as applications, Web services and databases. Furthermore, many of the system interdependencies are specified in configuration files, such as Hibernate for mapping Java and .NET applications to the database. Dependency Models can take into account all such interdependencies to create a high-level view of the complete system.
  • A General Approach for Users: Through a new Lattix Data Import (LDI) module, users can specify their own systems and configurations to create an end-to-end view of an enterprise system that includes business processes. LDI is an XML specification that allows users to load dependency information from different languages, configuration files and proprietary tools.

    Lattix LDM 3.0 is the most comprehensive architecture management solution, offering Java, C/C++, .NET, Oracle, Hibernate and LDI modules. Lattix LDM 3.0 also provides support for full Web-based reporting of architectural metrics, violations and incremental changes.

    Lattix LDM 3.0 enables companies to improve and maintain quality, enhance testability, lower costs through more effective development, and manage risks by understanding the impact of proposed changes.

    Price & Availability
    Lattix LDM 3.0 is available in three editions, starting at $495 USD for the Professional Edition. A free evaluation license is also available for download from . Lattix began shipping Lattix LDM 3.0 on December 28, 2006.

    About Lattix
    Lattix is the leader of software architecture management solutions that deliver higher software quality and lower risk throughout the application lifecycle. Lattix LDM provides a powerful new approach of utilizing dependency models for automated analysis and enforcement of architectures. Lattix is located in Andover, MA.