ObjectWeb, the open-source middleware consortium, has launched the Petals project to develop a Java Business Integration (JBI) platform.
The Petals project follows ObjectWeb’s Celtix project, which is developing an open-source Java enterprise service bus (ESB).
The recently introduced JBI specification, also known as JSR 208 in the Java Community Process, defines a process in which components from multiple suppliers and various technologies can work together, making it easier to develop standards-based integration systems.
The Petals JBI will be built on top of the Celtix project, said France-based ObjectWeb. Celtix is backed by Iona Technologies, while Petals is driven by EBM WebSourcing and Fossil E-Commerce.
The first Petals and Celtix solutions are expected by the end of this year.