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Market Research Digest - 28 August 2002


Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ: ATTU), a leader in business process, application and data integration solutions for the extended enterprise, and BAE SYSTEMS North America, a leading systems, defense and aerospace company, announced they have been awarded a contract to deliver integration solutions to the U.S. Navy as part of a pilot project in a larger U.S. Navy initiative. The Legacy System Integration, Data Migration, & Data Purification Project is a massive program to integrate and deploy a PeopleSoft human resource system for its 3.4 million employees. The current personnel and payroll systems are composed of 88 disparate legacy systems...

Attunity is a SpiritSoft partner...

BEA Offers a Break From Traditional Integration Cost and Complexity

This is BEA's current integration pitch, in brief: Aug. 26 -- DID YOU KNOW? Integration projects consume an inordinate proportion of IT budgets -- nearly 70 percent of software spending, according to some analysts. Integrating software applications, whether they are legacy, packaged, or custom applications, is notoriously difficult because businesses have traditionally been forced to rely on proprietary integration technologies that require a tremendous amount of custom work specific to each implementation. The initial integration expense is therefore large, and when changes are made to any part of the enterprise, the integration work has to be redone. There is a better, more cost effective way. Along with 30 new integration adapters available at the end of this month, customers of BEA Systems will have access to a total of 150 adapters for BEA WebLogic Integration(TM). These adapters are based on J2EE Connector Architecture, the Java standard for application integration, and take advantage of BEA's enhancements to the existing J2EE Connector Architecture standard that increase their usability and reliability. With the emergence of the J2EE Connector Architecture standard and Web services, the cost and complexity associated with adapters has been lowered, allowing customers to receive more comprehensive integration solutions at a better total value.

Palm and BEA Partner to Mobilize Web Services in the Enterprise

Aug. 27 -- Palm Solutions Group, the pioneer in the field of mobile and wireless Internet solutions and a leading provider of handheld computers, and BEA Systems, Inc., the world's leading application infrastructure software company, today announced a long-term, strategic relationship to bring Web services to Palm(TM) branded handhelds. Palm will develop tools and a device-side software suite to simplify development and deployment of mobile Web services to extend enterprise applications on Palm handhelds. Palm and BEA will work together to integrate this solution with BEA WebLogic Server 7.0(TM) and BEA WebLogic Workshop(TM) products as server-side controls. This Palm SG solution will be the first WebLogic Workshop control developed for a handheld device.

The Java Rule Engine API (JSR-94) specification has just been released for public review

The API prescribes a set of fundamental rule engine operations. The set of operations is based upon the assumption that most clients will need to be able to execute a basic multi-step rule engine cycle, which consists of parsing rules, adding objects to an engine, firing rules and getting resultant objects from the engine. The set of operations also supports variations of the basic cycle, particularly variations that would occur in J2EE server deployments.

Read the Java Rule Engine API Specification Final Review Draft. Check out JSR 94: Java Rule Engine API Specification and see for comments. Essentially, JSR-94 is similar in intent to part of SpiritIntellect (the ECA framework part, if I remember right...).

Versant Announces Third Quarter 2002 Results

August 27, 2002 - Versant Corporation, a leading provider of middleware infrastructure technology, today announced its results for the three months ended July 31, 2002. For the third quarter ended July 31, 2002, the Company reported total revenue of $4.4 million. License revenue for the quarter was $2.1 million, representing 47% of total revenues. Services revenue was $2.3 million. Net loss for the third quarter of 2002 was $1.3 million, or $0.11 per diluted share. As of July 31, 2002 the Company's cash balance was $4.1 million.

Versant supports JDO

July 24, 2002 - Versant Corporation, a leading provider of middleware infrastructure technology, today announced availability of its Java Data Objects (JDO) technology preview as an extension to its enJin product. The preview is a beta release from Versant of its upcoming support for the new Java standard from the Java Community Process. JDO offers a standard for developers who want to store and retrieve Java objects without having to explicitly code database access calls. Unlike JDBC, JDO is at the object level, not row and column, simplifying application development

Versant releases enJin 2.3

June 4, 2002 - Versant Corporation, a leading provider of middleware infrastructure technology, today announced the commercial availability of Versant Enjin 2.3. Versant's latest release enhances support for Java 2 Enterprise (J2EE) standards, making it easier for customers to develop and deploy J2EE applications using Versant enJin with any J2EE-compliant application server. "New Release Enhances Support for J2EE Standards - JTA, JCA and CMP"

Versant competes with Gemstone, Persistence and Excelon/ObjectDesign in the transactional caching / object persistence space that SpiritCache is carefully differentiated from...

Web Services: is it CORBA Redux? (Sonic article)

In an article for C|Net, Sonic's Gordon Van Huizen explains why the future of Web services is at risk Sonic puts the case for "document oriented" (ie message driven) web services over RPC style interfaces which - like CORBA - are "fundamentally flawed". We wouldn't disagree with that; this piece explains the issues briefly but clearly.

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