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Market Research Digest - 19 Nov 2002

BUSINESS PROCESS STANDARD MOVES FORWARD

BusinessProcessingModelingLanguage (BPML) 1.0, a new XML standard for automating business process management, was released as a final draft Wednesday. The move sets the stage for the addition of standards-based workflow capabilities to enterprise servers and applications.

http://www.internetwk.com/story/INW20021113S0010

But BPML seems to have been overtaken by BPEL, with its momentum and IBM / MS backing

BT Selects BEA Systems as Its Technology Standard

BEASystemsInc, the world's leading application infrastructure software company, today announced that British Telecommunications plc (BT) has chosen BEA WebLogic Platform 7.0(TM), comprising BEA's industry leading application server, integration, portal and development framework, as the technology standard throughout the entire BT Group. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/021119/sftu110_1.html

I don't normally bother telling you about customer wins, but BEA must be pretty pleased with this one.

Enterprise service bus moves into gear

A new approach to tackling EnterpriseApplicationIntegration (EAI) could bring about a major shift in the EAI software and application server markets.

EnterpriseServiceBus (ESB) software, which uses messaging to transport data between connected applications, is rapidly gaining acceptance among enterprises because it provides a low-cost way of overcoming many interoperability problems.

http://www.vnunet.com/News/1136879

_This article puts the Gartner view, supported by quotes from Sonic (and Butler Group). See some related technical comment at TSS here: http://www2.theserverside.com/home/thread.jsp?thread_id=16592&article_count=42

Best comments

  • from SwiftMQ's Andreas Mueller "That's a marketing article from Sonic. They created that ESB term as well. "

  • from Nick Minutello, diverting onto proprietary MOMs, multicast and Tibco: " Particular problems we have seen with Tibco RendezVous are network load related. As volumes get higher, missed messages increase (as clients are consuming more cpu receiving and discarding messages they have no interest in). Requests for re-transmissions and the re-transimissions themselves add to the volume. Once the spiral becomes unstable, your network goes down (ours has). _

Fiorano Software extends its leadership in messaging middleware market with release 6.0 of FioranoMQ

LOS GATOS, CA Nov 12, 2002 - FioranoSoftware, Inc. today announced the release of version 6.0 of FioranoMQ, extending its leadership position in the messaging middleware market. FioranoMQ is the fastest, most scalable, award-winning, standards-based Java messaging server for building high performance, distributed messaging-based applications. It enables organizations to integrate and exchange information in real time across the Internet or any enterprise network. FioranoMQ 6.0 includes numerous improvements and features including JMS 1.1 Compliance, XML Content Based Routing, Client Side Persistence, Advanced Cluster Administration, and HTTP and SSL Support in the native C Runtime Library.

http://www.fiorano.com/news/fmq_press_6.htm

Development not quite closed down, then...

LOS GATOS, CA Nov 11, 2002 - - Fiorano Software, Inc. (Los Gatos, CA, USA), the leading supplier of high-performance messaging middleware and software infrastructure, announced today that it has appointed Coexl Technologies as its distributor for Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.fiorano.com/news/tifosi_press_coexl.htm

The True Cost of IBM Serviceware Exposed - More than $11 of Services Revenue for Every $1 of IBM Middleware

DID YOU KNOW? According to a report commissioned by IBM, for every dollar an IBM customer spends on IBM middleware, more than $11 is spent on services with IBM partners, [Reality Research & Consulting, Jericho, NY; March 2002]. These services dollars exclude any additional services that may be provided by IBM Global Services.

http://www.bea.com/press/releases/2002/1118_ibm_exposed.shtml

This is a good one to beat up on IBM with - and we can use the Rabobank case study, when released, to verify it.

While BEA are bashing IBM, have a look at this:

Shopping for an Application Server? What Customers Really Need to Know About Application Infrastructure

BEA has created a "Top Ten" list to arm customers with the important questions they need to ask IBM on the business fundamentals of reliability, integration, administration and developer productivity. How does IBM's WebSphere 5.0 stand up to BEA WebLogic Server?

http://www.bea.com/press/releases/2002/1118_ibm_welcome2000.shtml _This list of questions posed by BEA can form the basis for some searching questions of our own:

- Number 10: How does your [application server] ensure 24/7 uptime? - Number 9: Does your application server protect your investment in third-party software? (SpiritWave drivers, etc) - Number 8: How do you reduce the cost of database and clustered application server administration? (SpiritCache) - Number 3: Is there a single point of failure within the application server that could interrupt other systems?

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IBM builds mobile Web Services toolkit

IBM has created a wireless Web services toolkit that uses open source implementations of popular XML-based standards for devices with a small footprint. The company's Web Services Tool Kit for Mobile Devices, posted to IBM's alphaWorks web site, uses kSOAP and kXML for Java web services and gSOAP for C-based web services.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/59/28139.html See http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/wstkmd. Note " The Java Web services run-time environment and tools are plug-ins for Websphere Studio Device Developer 5.0." - ie this is a free add-in to a paid for tool. Serious users might prefer the original open source tools...

SAP at Steering Wheel on Desktop and Server Java

SAP AG stands to play a deciding role in Java's desktop and server-side evolution, following the company's election to an influential Java Community Process (JCP) executive committee. The enterprise resource planning (ERP) specialist will take a seat on the JCP's Java 2 Standard Edition (J2EE) and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) executive committee, following a recent election by community members. SAP joins internationals Ericsson, Iona Ltd, Nokia Corp and Fujitsu while Big Java's US contingent includes BEA Systems Inc, HP and IBM.

Onno Kluyt, director of the JCP program office, said SAP's call at separate Sun and Microsoft conferences for compatibility between Java and .NET, had also been a factor. "That was something we liked"

79% percent of companies will use Web services over next 12 months (Systinet)

Systinet, the leading independent provider of Web services infrastructure software, today announced the complete results of a large-scale Web services survey it conducted with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and IDG’s Computerworld. The results of the survey of 779 corporate and IT professionals reveal a dramatic increase in the adoption of Web services technology:

  • 79 percent of respondents said they will use Web services by 2003;

  • Over 77 percent believe Web services are critical to their organizations’ future successes; and

  • 74 percent recognize that Web services can deliver immediate business value today.

http://www.systinet.com/news/latest_news/article&id_ele=27

The sample is perhaps suspect (includes ISVs and OEMs as well as "real" people) but still useful background

Systinet details Web services tools update

Systinet is releasing new versions of its Web services tools and servers that aim to enable greater interoperability between Java- and .Net-based services.

http://www.internetwk.com/breakingNews/INW20021118S0007

There's no nasty commercial connection with the previous item, of course


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