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The Attack of Oracle Guest

Last October I published a post that identified the features that both JBoss Data Grid and Oracle Coherence provide (link). My goal was to establish a baseline for the features that a data grid should provide. It was not to state that one data grid was better than the other. Little did I know an Oracle employee would respond by attacking Red Hat, its engineers, and myself. It is fear? Is it hostility? I don’t know. I have engaged in discussions with competitors before. Roman and I engaged in a competitive discussion in response to one of my posts comparing IBM WebSphere and JBoss EAP (link). However, we both conducted ourselves in a professional manner. I’ve engaged in competitive discussions with Spring evangelists, but we focused on the technology. I always enjoy reading the discussions between Cameron, Nikita, and Nati on the TheServerSide. I find their discussi... (more)

Red Hat Launches JBoss Operations Network 2.0

Red Hat announced the release of JBoss Operations Network (ON) 2.0, an integrated middleware management platform that simplifies application development, testing, deployment and monitoring. The release of JBoss ON 2.0 represents continued momentum for the Enterprise Acceleration initiative announced earlier this year, which is aimed at fostering adoption of JBoss Enterprise Middleware by increasing its capabilities for large-scale enterprise use. Available in modular format, JBoss ON 2.0 provides organizations with an end-to-end application management solution to coordinate the many stages of the application lifecycle and improve operational efficiency through a single integrated tool. “Our customer base is getting more sophisticated and specialized within their IT Operations environments when it comes to middleware management,” said Katrinka McCallum, ... (more)

Case Study: Content Management System vs. Wiki for Community Websites

Wikis are a great software tool for collaboratively creating and editing content. They seem to be an obvious choice for building a community Web infrastructure. Yet they have serious drawbacks that made choose a Content Management System (CMS) instead of a Wiki to build its new community website. Managing Content of High-Traffic Community Sites's website currently serves 20 million page views per month and hosts over 40 community projects within that website. Each project area has a navigation menu on the left and a content area on the right. Some projects need more pages than others because of their project structure. currently uses an in-house system they developed, but wanted to focus on adding value for the more than 40 software projects it hosts, instead of maintaining a self-made CMS. Initially in April 2008, evaluated W... (more)

Transaction Tracing for Performance Bottleneck Detection | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Transaction Tracing for Performance Bottleneck Detection by Mick Emmett When you’re building a monitoring solution or evaluate existing ones, what do you look for? Probably these four core aspects of functionality: Collection and display of metrics Alerting based on metric values and anomalies Collection and display of server and application logs and other types of events Alerting based on log patterns and metrics extracted from logs But there is really one more juicy piece of functionality one should look for: Distributed Transaction Tracing What’s more, as a nice side-effect of Transaction Tracing in SPM you will also get: Your app’s Request Throughput, Response Latency, plus Error & Exception Rates AppMap, which which how various components in your infrastructure communicate with each other What is Distributed Transaction Tracing? [Note: If you know what Transactio... (more)

JBoss to be Incorporated with WebMethods Integration Platform

(November 12, 2002) - JBoss has experienced phenomenal growth since its creation in 1999, with over two million downloads to date and a continued rate of 150,000 downloads per month. Now, webMethods, Inc. is incorporating the JBoss application server directly within its integration platform. This merging of technologies will give customers the freedom to combine business and integration logic directly within the webMethods integration platform. The JBoss application server provides webMethods' customers with a powerful J2EE-based solution to meet their development needs. Many large and small companies are rapidly adopting this application server technology. webMethods predicts that the incorporation of the JBoss application server within its integration platform will have numerous benefits. Customers will be able to reduce licensing and operating costs by no longer nee... (more)

JBoss OS App Server Now in webMethods Integration Platform

(August 18, 2003) - webMethods, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of the JBoss open-source application server within the webMethods Integration Platform. The combination of the JBoss application server with the webMethods Integration Platform marks the industry's first unified solution that enables users to link their J2EE-based business logic with a proven, enterprise-class integration solution without requiring the extensive coding and configuration efforts typical of more conventional solutions. With the introduction of this seamless solution, customers gain a simplified, flexible IT environment enabling them to freely mix integration and business logic while greatly reducing their total cost of ownership and accelerating their time-to-market. "The seamless combination of a free, industry-leading J2EE-based application server with an extremely powerful... (more)

JBoss Joins the JCP - But J2EE License Issue Still Unresolved

(September 24, 2003) - With the stated goal of promoting Java, JBoss Group LLC has joined the Java Community Process (JCP). Under the agreement, JBoss developers can now participate in the expert groups that develop Java standards, including J2EE. Like all commercial entities, JBoss will pay Sun $5,000 annually to qualify for JCP participation. JBoss developers had previously joined the JCP, but on an individual basis; now JBoss is a JCP member as a corporate entity. "JCP is pleased to see JBoss join the community and welcomes their contributions through the community; it's a commitment to compatibility," said Onno Kluyt, director, JCP PMO. Unresolved is the issue of whether JBoss should pay to license J2EE. JBoss says it should be exempt from paying for the Technology Compatibility Kit, because of its open-source base. The TCKs can cost from tens to hundreds of tho... (more)

"Professional Open Source" - VP Discusses JBoss's Venture Funding Strategy

Bob Bickel has been busy since JBoss announced on February 19 that it had closed on $10M in VC funding. A week on, he thought it might be useful to review the logic behind the move and answer some of the commonly asked questions. Innovatively, he addresses them in a blog. "The simple reason to move forward with VC funding," writes Bickel, "is that it helps enhance the Professional Open Source business model." What does JBoss mean exactly by that term, 'Professional Open Source'? "We think that there are a lot of developers, IT shops, software, systems and integration partners," Bickel explains, "that want a 'safe' open source project to use." By 'safe' what Bickel means, essentially, is two things: 24x7 production support and partners "24x7 production support is not only someone answering a phone or e-mail," he stresses, "but having an escalation procedure in place, im... (more)

Open Source Middleware: JBoss Aiming High With New Technical Advances

JBoss, in an ever-increasing effort to position itself as the preeminent open source architecture solution, introduced several important technical advances, among its federated open source projects. The advances are designed to develop its open source middleware stack. The company will be showcasing all these various advances at its upcoming JBoss World 2005 user conference. It's scheduled to take place at the Omni/CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga., March 1-2, 2005. JBoss architects and developers will provide insight not only into this current crop of products, but will offer insight into upcoming innovations. Releases and updates from the past couple months include, EJB 3.0 Preview 2, which concentrates on API simplifications defined by earlier versions of the EJB spec.; JBoss AOP, another device to simplify development, that uses an aspect-oriented framework in concert w... (more)

Open Source Middleware: "Professional Open Source" Continues To Grow

Investing in 'Professional Open Source' - Exclusive JDJ Interview with David Skok, Matrix Partners "Middleware Is Still in its Infancy," Says JBoss's Fleury "Through the Professional Open Source methodology, JBoss continues to execute on its roadmap to grow JBoss open source middleware into a comprehensive software infrastructure suite," said Shaun Connolly, JBoss's vice president of product management, as the Atlanta, GA-based company this week announced an update of recent releases of its open source projects. "JBoss is fully committed to bringing the power of J2EE to all programmers. By dramatically simplifying J2EE development, many more developers can quickly and easily take advantage of the increasing range of services within the JBoss Enterprise Middleware System," Connolly continued. Recent releases and updates for JBoss projects include: Hibernate 3.0 - This ... (more)