JBoss Acquires Arjuna/HP Software, Plus Arjuna's Chief Architect
Arjuna and HP Deals Meant to Strengthen JBoss JEMS
Dec. 4, 2005 06:00 PM
ArjunaTS adds distributed transaction processing capabilities to the
JEMS stack, a move designed to appeal to enterprises in sectors such as
financial services and telecommunications where 'five-nines'
availability is crucial. These capabilities include support for
multimodal transaction processing across client/server, Internet,
mobile and wireless, SOA and event-driven architectures and the ability
to handle high transaction volume across diverse middleware
environments straddling CORBA, J2EE and web services.
Web Services Transaction implementation delivers another key component
of JBoss' expansion into SOA. As a co-author of the WS-TX and WS-CAF
specifications, Arjuna has developed an industrial-strength web
services implementation that uniquely supports both specs, JBoss says.
Among large players in web services, a line is being drawn between the
specifications, with WS-TX supported by companies like Arjuna,
Microsoft and IBM and WS-CAF supported by Arjuna, Oracle and Sun among
others. With Arjuna's Web Services Transaction implementation as a core
product, JEMS bridges the gap between these two camps and remains true
to its inherent flexibility and platform-independence.
pleased to continue driving growth in the open source community with
JBoss. This acquisition enables JBoss to expand the reach of open
source into the enterprise by making a high-end distributed transaction
processing technology readily available," said Christine Martino, vice
president of Open Source and Linux, HP. "HP's leadership with JBoss
continues to set the standard for open source solutions, and the
addition of the Arjuna technology to JBoss JEMS increases choice and
confidence for enterprise-class J2EE platform solutions."
expects to release ArjunaTS and Arjuna's Web Services Transaction
implementation as open source JEMS offerings in Q1 2006 backed by JBoss
Subscription services, training and consulting. Like all JEMS products,
these offerings will run independently as free-standing products or on
any J2EE application server. For more information, visit