Platforms Vying for Supremacy

A middleware melee

  • BEA Systems WebLogic E-Business Platform The software bundle is built on the WebLogic Commerce Server, a Java 2 Enterprise Edition application server; Tuxedo, a transaction management system; e-Link real-time application integration software; and the WebGain tools, the former Visual Cafe Java tool acquired from Symantec.
  • Microsofts .Net Windows 2000 operating system; Visual Studio development environment, including a new language, C Sharp; Active Server Pages; BizTalk eXtensible Markup Language server; Simple Object Access Protocol standard; and SQL Server database system.
  • Oracles Oracle9i The Oracle9i database system is the cornerstone, with the Oracle9i Application Server, Oracle Internet Development Suite and Oracle9i E-Business Suite of accounting and customer relationship management applications.
  • Sun Microsystems SunOne The cornerstone of the SunOne platform is Java 2 Enterprise Edition, including the Forte for Java development tool set, and the iPlanet server suite, which includes Application Server, Web Server, Directory Server, Portal Server and Integration Server.