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By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2006-08-07 Print this article Print

BEA Softwares AquaLogic
Solid as an ESB but outstanding as an overall SOA and Web services management platform (

Cape Clear Softwares Cape Clear ESB 6.6
This ESB offering provides good developer and BPM tools, as well as strong standards support (

Iona Technologies Artix 4.0
An ESB platform that provides simple-to-use tool sets with powerful integration capabilities (

Sonic Softwares Sonic ESB 7.0
The Sonic ESB platform defined the ESB category, and Version 7.0 is the most mature and capable ESB available; Sonic ESB, coupled with the Sonic SOA Suite, is a powerful services platform (

Sun Java ESB Suite
Not surprisingly, an ESB designed to work well in Suns Java Enterprise System (

Standard application servers, development tools and middleware platforms

With the right kind of development and integration expertise, products from vendors such as IBM, Oracle, Sun and WebMethods can be used to build solid enterprise SOAs and ESBs

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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