Red Hat Delivers JBoss SOA Platform Update

Red Hat ships JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, with new extensions for data services integration.

Red Hat has announced the availability of a new version of its JBoss service-oriented architecture suite, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1.

This updated release includes new extensions for data services integration. JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1, a superset of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, is an open-source data virtualization and integration platform that includes tools to create data services out of multiple data stores with different formats, presenting information to applications and business processes in an easy-to-use service, the company said.

The data services become reusable assets across the enterprise and value chain, increasing return on data assets, enabling faster time-to-solution and driving better business execution.

"Being able to integrate and synchronize useful information out of a wide range of disparate data sources remains a serious stumbling block to the enterprise," said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager of Red Hat's Middleware Business Unit, in a statement. "JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1 is a flexible, standards-based integration and data virtualization solution built on JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform that replaces time-consuming, costly, and performance-hampering application and data integration techniques, allowing enterprises to fully realize the value of their data."

The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 includes:

  • Apache CXF Web services stack
  • JBoss Developer Studio 4.0, which features updated SOA tooling for Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and data virtualization
  • A technology preview of WS-BPEL, which delivers service orchestration
  • A technology preview of Apache Camel Gateway, which is a popular enterprise integration pattern framework that brings an expanded set of adapters to JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
  • Updated certifications (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Windows 2008, IBM, JDK and more).

Moreover, the JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.1 virtualizes multiple data stores simultaneously, delivering data services consumable by multiple applications and business processes, Red Hat said. By leveraging the integrated JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, the information delivered using data virtualization can be easily integrated into the business leveraging the ESB included with the platform.

"The flow of data from new and emerging channels has evolved from a trickle into a deluge, making information management and integration a priority for the enterprise in 2011," said Judith Hurwitz, president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, in a statement. "JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform is focused on advancing the ability to abstract information and metadata to help the business gain control of their business."

Along with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1, Red Hat is offering a new two-day training course, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform-ESB Implementation, which is focused on developing and deploying ESB providers and services using JBoss Developer Studio and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform.