In a move sure to shock no-one at all, RedHat has announced the launch of the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. The new product brings Service Oriented Architecture to the JBoss application platform for the first time, as well as the exemplary integration of applications and processes which we've come to expect. Red Hat calls the new package 'the first comprehensive open source SOA product offering'. Three cheers for Red Hat, then.JBoss Enterprise SOA is built from a number of existing OSS projects, including the following:
* JBoss ESB - application and service integration and mediation, transformation, registry
* JBoss jBPM - service orchestration, workflow (human and service)
* JBoss Rules - business policy and rule management and integration, message content-based routing leveraging rules
The package also includes scalable clustering and a 'highly configurable base to meet ever-changing business needs'. The package also combines enterprise application integration (EAI), business process and rule management (BPM) and event-driven architecture (EDA) technologies.
Meanwhile the open framework of JBoss Enterprise SOA should enable a high degree of customization and integration with 3rd-party products, which will suit some SOA-seekers right down to the ground.
"Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform enables enterprises to integrate applications and services, as well as streamline business processes more simply, openly and cost-effectively than with expensive, monolithic proprietary SOA platforms," said Pierre Fricke, director, Product Line Management SOA Products for Red Hat.
Available right about now, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform subscription includes certified product access, technical support that includes code upgrades, revisions and updates, customer support portal, documentation and long-term enterprise stability.
Go to JBoss to find out more.