Programming environment, language and runtime for developing multi-platform applications. Runs on platforms including IBM mainframe, Microsoft Windows and UNIX. Provides access to CICS , IMS , VSAM, CA Datacom/DB, CA IDMS, DB2 and Adabas data. Interfaces include JCA, .NET, JavaBeans, Websphere MQ and ODBC. Includes interface to TIBCO EMS.
Initially released for z/OS in 1991 by Amdahl as Huron. Renamed to ObjectStar in the mid-1990s, and ported to Microsoft Windows and UNIX. This allowed the same programs to run on all platforms.
Marketed and supported by Antares Alliance Group in the mid-1990s: a joint venture between Amdahl (80%) and Electronic Data Systems (20%). This joint venture ended, and ObjectStar continued to be marketed by Amdahl. ObjectStar sold to ObjectStar International in 2003. Acquired by TIBCO when it acquired ObjectStar International in 2005, and renamed to TIBCO Object Service Broker.