The ObjectWeb Celtix open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) project has released Celtix
1.0, an open source ESB runtime that supports the adoption of service oriented architecture (SOA) in the enterprise.
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The Celtix project was initiated in June 2005 under the sponsorship of IONA Technologies, a developer of high-performance integration solutions for mission-critical IT environments. Celtix 1.0 is the fifth launch from ObjectWeb, an open source community with a focus on the development of industry-grade distributed middleware
ObjectWeb says the availability of an open source ESB that offers comparable features and functionality to many commercially available ESB products provides users with an effective, standards-based foundation from which their SOA initiatives can be rapidly built and extended. It says the combination of commercial-grade technology and the backing of the project by a proven industry leader in integration and middleware technology gives users confidence that Celtix 1.0 is well positioned to support their enterprise SOA environments.
"Organisations are fast beginning to realise that adopting SOA implies deploying a software infrastructure capable of integrating applications and platforms from multiple vendors and of different generations," says Massimo Pezzini, Gartner vice-president and distinguished analyst.
"The availability of open source technologies that can meet the rigorous demands of enterprise SOA will be an important driver for mainstream adoption of this computing methodology."
Celtix 1.0 is being positioned as a solution that includes a variety of features that address the requirements across all stages of the SOA lifecycle; of organisations deploying SOA as a means to generate better return on existing and future IT assets, streamline IT systems to be more agile and responsive to business change and ultimately lower total cost of ownership.