BEA Systems has introduced BEA AquaLogic Service Bus 3.0, a comprehensive enterprise service bus (ESB) that is designed to improve the integration process for enterprise-wide SOA deployments.
The system is an SOA (service oriented architecture) integration platform designed to connect, mediate and manage interactions between heterogeneous services, legacy applications and multiple ESB instances across an enterprise-wide service network.
"The same factors that lead a large company to acquire heterogeneous applications also cause them to organise SOA initiatives into different domains - a typical epicentre being a business unit, said Jess Thompson, an analyst at Gartner.
"Initially, more than 90% of SOA interactions are confined within a single SOA domain. However, as organisations develop a robust service portfolio, the proportion of inter-domain interactions increases as services are used in composite applications developed in other business units, and to automate business processes that span organisational boundaries," said Thompson.
BEA AquaLogic Service Bus 3.0 is designed to be a comprehensive, light-weight SOA backbone to help IT organisations create configuration-driven and reusable service components, service enable legacy applications, and quickly build new SOA-based applications for enabling enterprise agility, said BEA.
BEA AquaLogic Service Bus 3.0 will be available in the first quarter next year.