PIP - coming soon

FIS PIP on GT.M on Linux on x86 hardware is a complete FOSS stack with superb transaction processing throughput and unique functionality for extreme levels of business continuity. PIP will soon be released as free / open source software (GPL v3).

PIP is the infrastructure on which FIS Profile's financial applications are built. Till now, the infrastructure has been joined at the hip with Profile's financial applications and has not been separately available. It is now being separated from the financial applications, and will soon be available as FOSS. PIP includes a SQL engine, PSL (Profile Scripting Language, a lightweight object oriented scripting language), a JDBC driver, and two IDEs - one built on Eclipse and another browser based and driven by Tomcat on the server. Applications built with PIP can use either FIS GT.M, or Oracle as the database engine, and in the future will be able to use other engines as well. Under the covers, PIP compiles PSL and SQL into M in two flavors - M code accessing an M database and M code calling the API of a relational database.

A core processing system is the legal system of record for a bank, and its single most mission critical application. Built on PIP, Profile runs the largest real time core processing system that is live at any bank anywhere in the world that we know of, and has recently been successfully benchmarked on an x86_64 Linux platform on a database three times the size of that largest live system. GT.M is the database engine on which Profile is most widely deployed around the world as the legal system of record for many tens of millions of accounts.

PIP will be released on February 10, 2008, at the Southern California Linux Expo (http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale6x/conference-info/speakers/Bhaskar/) and will be downloadable from Source Forge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pip).

-- Bhaskar

The PIP home page can be

The PIP home page can be reached at http://www.fis-pip.com and I would be happy to mail a CD to anyone who would like a real live CD instead of downloading the files from the Internet. Please write to me at ks dot bhaskar at fnis dot com.

-- Bhaskar

Is PIP an acronym? What

Is PIP an acronym? What does it stand for?

In the tradition of

In the tradition of recursive names for FOSS projects, PIP stands for "PIP Infrastructure Project". That's my story and I am sticking to it!