BEA and Day Software, a provider of content management and content infrastructure software, today announced that they have entered into an alliance to deliver a JSR 170-compliant connector for BEA WebLogic Portal. The Day repository connector is designed to enable BEA WebLogic Portal to interact with enterprise content repositories, such as Day's Content Repository Extreme (CRX), that are compliant with the new JSR 170 industry standard."Supporting JSR 170 can give our customers a standard, open interface to a wide variety of content repositories, helping them to develop fuller, richer portals," said Bill Roth, vice president, solutions and product marketing, BEA Systems, Inc. "JSR 170 is emerging as one of the most important standards governing how content management and portal applications should work together. By leveraging Day's engineering expertise around JSR 170, BEA is able to provide its customers with best of breed capabilities around this exciting new standard." Day is the initiator of JSR 170, the new standard for enterprise content, and is leading a global industry expert group, including technology vendors such as BEA, IBM, Oracle, and SAP, which jointly developed the standard. Day's Content Repository Extreme (CRX) is the industry's first full commercial implementation of the standard. By natively supporting JSR 170, Day CRX enables applications to store, manage and access structured and unstructured content in a Java-based repository, making enterprise content easily accessible and manageable throughout complex companies and organizations.