Blue Titan Augments SOA Line

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2005-04-04
 
 
 

Blue Titan Software Inc. last week released two upgraded products, Network Director RM 3.5 and Network Director 3.5, designed to extend the reach of the companys line of SOA-enabling tools.

Network Director RM 3.5 supports the WS-ReliableMessaging specification and other features, including JMS (Java Message Service) bridging. JMS bridging lets users incorporate any proprietary messaging backbones they may be using into the overall service-oriented architecture.

In addition, the product features support for TIBCO Software Inc.s Enterprise Message Service, IBMs WebSphere MQ, BEA Systems Inc.s WebLogic JMS queues and others, according to the company.

"We realize we arent the only game in town when it comes to messaging backbones," said Sam Boonin, a vice president at Blue Titan, based in San Francisco. "There will be a great deal of heterogeneity. Enabling reliable messaging over HTTP is an absolute requirement."

Boonin said one early customer is using the Blue Titan technology to extend its reliable messaging backbone to Web services-based applications being developed on early versions of Microsoft Corp.s "Indigo" communications subsystem.

Network Director 3.5, Blue Titans other update, lets users create enterprise services networks for sharing and controlling SOA applications.

The solution features service mediation; standards-based registry access, with support for WS-MetadataExchange, XPath and RSS; and protocol transformations, Boonin said.

"Blue Titan is tackling a few of the knottier problems of making SOAs work and is expanding well past their original roots in Web services management to solve issues around how to make distributed services work in a reliable, managed and platform-independent way," said Ronald Schmelzer, an analyst with ZapThink LLC, based in Cambridge, Mass.

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