SOURCE: Covalent Technologies

October 30, 2007 08:00 ET

Covalent Technologies Announces Support for Apache ActiveMQ

Leading Supplier of Enterprise Open Source Support Services Now Offering Full Commercial Support for Popular Open Source Message Broker From Apache

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Covalent Technologies, the enterprise open source support company, today announced it is now offering full commercial support for Apache ActiveMQ, the most popular and powerful open source Message Broker from the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

Message Brokers receive messages from multiple destinations, determine the correct destination, and then route the message to a specific channel. Apache ActiveMQ is a proven open source solution for enterprise messaging. It provides enterprise features including clustering, multiple message stores, and availability to use any database as a JMS persistence provider. Available under the Apache 2.0 License, Active MQ is fast, supports many Cross Language Clients and Protocols, and comes with easy-to-use Enterprise Integration Patterns and many advanced features while fully supporting JMS 1.1 and J2EE 1.4. ActiveMQ is used in enterprise service bus implementations such as Apache ServiceMix, IONA FUSE, and Mule.

"Message brokers are key components in many Web infrastructure deployments," says Jim Jagielski, CTO for Covalent Technologies and a director of the Apache Software Foundation. "Apache Active MQ is gaining rapid acceptance in the enterprise due to its cost effective and flexible design and ease of use with many other technologies and languages."

Key features of ActiveMQ:

  --  Supports a variety of Cross Language Clients and Protocols from
      Java, C, C++, C#, Ruby, Perl, Python, PHP
     --  OpenWire for high-performance clients in Java, C, C++, C#
     --  Stomp support so that clients can be written easily in C, Ruby,
         Perl, Python, PHP, ActionScript/Flash, Smalltalk to talk to
         ActiveMQ as well as any other popular Message Broker
  --  Full support for the Enterprise Integration Patterns both in the JMS
      client and the Message Broker
  --  Fully supports JMS 1.1 and J2EE 1.4 with support for transient,
      persistent, transactional and XA messaging
  --  Spring Support so that ActiveMQ can be easily embedded into Spring
      applications and configured using Spring's XML configuration
  --  Tested inside popular J2EE servers such as Geronimo, JBoss 4,
      GlassFish and WebLogic
     --  Includes JCA 1.5 resource adaptors for inbound & outbound
         messaging so that ActiveMQ should auto-deploy in any J2EE 1.4
         compliant server
  --  Supports pluggable transport protocols such as in-VM, TCP, SSL, NIO,
      UDP, multicast, JGroups and JXTA transports
  --  Designed for high-performance clustering, client-server, peer-based
  --  Ajax to provide Web streaming support to Web browsers using pure
      DHTML, allowing Web browsers to be part of the messaging fabric
  --  CXF and Axis Support so that ActiveMQ can be easily dropped into
      either of these Web service stacks to provide reliable messaging

Support for Apache ActiveMQ complements Covalent's industry leading commercial support offerings for popular Web infrastructure technologies from the Apache Software Foundation, including Apache Axis, Apache Geronimo and Apache Tomcat, among others. In addition, Covalent provides enterprise subscriptions (including support) for Covalent Enterprise Ready Server, Hyperic HQ monitoring, Terracotta Java clustering, and the WSO2 Web Services Application Server. Covalent also offers per-incident support for many additional Apache and non-Apache technologies.

Apache ActiveMQ is available for download from the Apache Software Foundation. For more information on Covalent's commercial support offerings, contact Covalent Technologies at 925-974-8800 or 800-444-1935 or via email at

About Covalent Technologies

Founded in 1998, Covalent Technologies is the enterprise open source support company. The leading provider of products and services for the Apache Tomcat Application Server, Apache Geronimo Application Server, Apache Axis Web Services Framework, Apache Roller Blog Server, and Apache HTTP, the world's leading Web server, Covalent is one of the few sources for full commercial support for Apache, Tomcat, Geronimo, Roller and Axis on a global basis. Covalent is the trusted source that Fortune 1000 enterprises turn to when migrating to Open Source and when deploying new Open Source initiatives. Covalent currently supports more than 50% of Fortune 500 and 70% of Fortune 100 companies. Customers include, among others: SBC, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Johnson & Johnson, British Telecom, NASA, Intel, Royal Bank of Scotland, PNC Bank, and Bear Stearns. Covalent has assembled the deepest talent pool of Apache experts in the industry and is proud to be one of the most distinguished supporters of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the dominant community for usable Open Source, and the Open Source community in general. For more information, visit

Contact Information

    Charlie Purdom
    Covalent Technologies
    925-974-8800 x17
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