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SpiritSoft 100 Medway Road Suite 203 Milford, MA 01757 Test Environment: Pentium III, 256Mb RAM, Windows 2000 Price: $9,700 per developer Server run-time: $5,500 per CPU Client run-time: $5,000 per 50 users $3,000 per adaptor per server (Adaptors for IBM MQ series, RV5, RV6, ETX, MSMQ, etc.) FOR SALES INFORMATION: Tel: 1 508 473-3227 E-mail: sales@spirit-soft.com Editor's Note: SpiritWave 5.0, the newest version of this messaging system, was released after this review was written. SpiritWave 5.0 is the first open JMS framework to provide multi-plug adaptors to integrate any proprietary legacy message-oriented middleware (MOM) system. These multi-plug drivers enable easier development of distributed systems by neutralizing the dependency on vendor-specific interfaces and by managing these proprietary MOM systems so IT managers don't have to. SpiritWave 5.0 includes drivers for... (more)

Fiorano ESB - A strong enterprise service bus solution

Web services have staked their claim as a key technology in building and integrating large, distributed enterprise systems. More often than not, however, Web services may be just one piece of a myriad of interfaces. Not only are IT workers faced with working against heterogeneous interfaces, but process management, workflow, administration, and security are also important. That's where Fiorano ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) comes into play. Fiorano ESB is, to use their term, a brokered peer-to-peer system providing an integration and services infrastructure based on standard protoco... (more)

FusionWare Integration Server

In a service-oriented architecture, the ultimate goal is to quickly and easily build new applications as composites of existing services. Building out the independent services in a manner that supports reuse is itself very challenging. However, several tools are beginning to appear to easily bring applications together once the critical mass of applications is achieved. One such tool is the FusionWare Integration Server. The FusionWare Integration Server is a suite of products that provides systems integration, workflow, and data transformation capabilities to build composite ap... (more)

A Review Of Oracle Application Server 10g

A number of solutions exist for creating Java-based Web services from a variety of different providers. Options range from individual processing engines that plug into existing application servers to large enterprise-class platforms in which Web services is one of many components. Each option provides its own set of challenges and benefits while addressing different types of requirements. For the enterprise, Oracle's Application Server 10g provides a robust option. The 10g version of the application server from Oracle provides a highly flexible and scalable Java-based Web servic... (more)

Oracle BPEL Process Manager

Service-oriented architecture (SOA), while its underpinnings have been around for years, has recently become one of the most talked about topics in the IT industry. The interest in SOAs is largely due to the emergence of Web services and their ability to expose business applications through well-defined interfaces in a platform-independent manner. While an SOA need not be built using Web services, it certainly presents an attractive option for a variety of environments. In an SOA, applications are exposed from a process-centric viewpoint. Some examples include services that hand... (more)