Oracle Tuxedo is the industry's #1 distributed transaction processing platform. It provides mainframe-class reliability, performance, and scalability, all on open, distributed systems for applications written in C, C++, and COBOL. Tuxedo is the premier platform for building mission-critical applications and re-hosting mainframe applications on open systems and commodity-based grid infrastructure. Oracle Tuxedo is cost-effective, reliable, and extremely scalable (up to hundreds of thousands of transactions per second). Finally, Tuxedo protects mainframe investments through reuse of existing IT assets in modern service-oriented architecture while significantly reducing operational costs. As a member of the hot-pluggable Oracle Middleware family, Tuxedo embraces open standards for maximum flexibility and interoperability while delivering unmatched performance and scalability. As companies seek to lower their total cost of ownership, adopt more standards oriented platforms, and leverage existing IT assets while not compromising on the mission critical nature of their business applications, Oracle Tuxedo emerges as the platform of choice.