BEA has released the first of its Aqualogic products, which are designed to help application developers create service oriented architectures (SOAs) more quickly.
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SOAs enable organisations to make better use of disparate and "siloed" information across the business.
Aqualogic will provide an open platform for creating, deploying, managing and running an SOA that will link information from legacy systems and applications from different suppliers, including software based on Java and Microsoft .net.
The tools extend the development capabilities of BEA's Weblogic platform, a Java-based app- lication server used for designing and deploying applications and web services.
"The days of business silos and software smokestacks are coming to an end," said BEA chairman and chief executive Alfred Chuang.
"We envision a world where each one of us will have our own personal 'service networks' to help us maximise our productivity, without needing to cobble together scraps of information gathered through dozens of phone calls, requests from corporate databases and hours of spreadsheet work."
BEA Aqualogic Security, a tool for securing SOAs, is available now, and BEA will release the next Aqualogic products later this month. They will include the Aqualogic Data Services Platform, which offers users a single, unified view of data from many sources across the enterprise.