Red Hat Acquires MetaMatrix, Targets Unix Apps Market

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-04-25 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Red Hat buys MetaMatrix and plans to use its technology and JBoss to enter the SOA business and continue its assault on the Unix market. (Linux-Watch)

Red Hat announced on April 24 that it will be acquiring MetaMatrix, a company that specializes in data access software and services, in an effort to make it easier for business customers to move their "siloed legacy applications" to JBoss Enterprise Middleware. According to Red Hat, siloed legacy applications are ones that are hard-wired to data sources. This, in turn, creates inflexible application infrastructures that prohibit shared corporate IT assets, data reuse, interoperability and business agility. Red Hats JBoss division is adopting a Fedora model for its code. Click here to read more.
Red Hat officials said the MetaMatrix acquisition will add a federated data services SOA (service-oriented architecture) layer for JBoss Enterprise Middleware.
This will enable developers to use legacy data in JBoss-based services for integration, workflow and business process modeling. Guru Jakob Nielsen offers advice on designing applications for usability. Click here to watch the video. According to Red Hat, based in Raleigh, N.C., JBoss Enterprise Middleware will then offer an open, low-cost, high-value migration foundation for customers to modernize these legacy application infrastructures to SOAs.
"With many enterprises spending as much as 70 percent of their IT budget on maintaining stovepiped legacy applications while a backlog of projects continues piling up, its clear that proprietary-application infrastructure vendors have failed to deliver relief for the CIO," said Tim Yeaton, Red Hats senior vice president of enterprise solutions. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Red Hat Acquires MetaMatrix, Targets Unix Apps Market Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.
 
 
 
 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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