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Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 Includes Enterprise-Class Open Source Data Virtualization Solution

03-16-2011 03:19 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware Business Unit at Red Hat

Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware Business Unit at Red Hat

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 16 March, 2011 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, which includes new extensions for data services integration.

JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1, a superset of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, is an open source data virtualization and integration platform that includes tools to create data services out of multiple data stores with different formats, presenting information to applications and business processes in an easy-to-use service. These data services become reusable assets across the enterprise and value chain, increasing return on data assets, enabling faster time-to-solution and driving better business execution.

“Being able to integrate and synchronize useful information out of a wide range of disparate data sources remains a serious stumbling block to the enterprise,” said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware Business Unit at Red Hat. “JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1 is a flexible, standards-based integration and data virtualization solution built on JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform that delivers more efficient and cost-effective application and data integration techniques, allowing enterprises to more fully realize the value of their data.”

All businesses draw upon many different data sources and formats to run their applications. In many cases these data sources are hardwired into applications through data access frameworks that reduce agility and make control and compliance difficult. This data architecture counters the agility and cost-savings benefits delivered by service-oriented architectures (SOA) by forcing redundant data silos for each application. JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1 addresses these problems by virtualizing multiple data stores simultaneously, delivering data services consumable by multiple applications and business processes. By leveraging the integrated JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, the information delivered using data virtualization can more easily be integrated into the business leveraging the ESB included with the platform.

“The JBoss Enterprise SOA platform is enabling us to better integrate applications, leverage existing assets, deliver uniform services that expedite time-to-value for our customers,” said Joe Dickman, senior vice president at Vizuri. “Because of attractive subscription model and component design, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform allows our team to focus on more highly valued business integration tasks and less on any issues that might arise from integrating disparate IT platforms.”

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 includes:
- Apache CXF web services stack
- JBoss Developer Studio 4.0, which features updated SOA tooling for ESB and data virtualization
- A technology preview of WS-BPEL, which delivers service orchestration
- A technology preview of Apache Camel Gateway, which is a popular enterprise integration pattern framework that brings an expanded set of adapters to JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
- Updated certifications (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Windows 2008, IBM, JDK and more)

“The flow of data from new and emerging channels has evolved from a trickle into a deluge, making information management and integration a priority for the enterprise in 2011,” said Judith Hurwitz, president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates. “JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform is focused on advancing the ability to abstract information and metadata to help the business gain control of their business.”

With its data services extension support, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform follows the JBoss Open Choice strategy, as Red Hat offers a choice of integration architectures, messaging platforms and deployment options without locking enterprises into a single vendor or monolithic system. Additionally, both JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 and JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1 are designed to leverage past technologies (e.g., enterprise application integration (EAI)) and present solutions such as SOA integration through the ESB, event-driven architecture (EDA) and data virtualization while building a foundation to support future integration paradigms, such as integrating cloud, hybrid and on-premise data, services and applications.

Along with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, Red Hat is offering a new two-day training course, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform – ESB Implementation, which is focused on developing and deploying ESB providers and services using JBoss Developer Studio and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform.

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and a component of the S&P 500, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more:

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