SOURCE: Coridan

June 27, 2005 12:00 ET

Coridan Introduces New Mantaray Activators

Peer-to-Peer Software Provides Developers With a Single API for Access to All Enterprise IT Resources - Both SOA and EDA-Based

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and HERTZELIA, ISRAEL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Coridan today announced the latest expansion of its next-generation messaging middleware product line. The new MantaRay Activators extend the power of MantaRay's unique peer-to-peer architecture by allowing direct communication between a broad range of Web services, databases, and file types using a single API. The Activators also enable organizations to simultaneously use service-oriented and event-driven architectures in the same IT environment. The company made its announcement at the JavaOne conference, running June 27 through June 30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Coridan said that the first two products, the MantaRay Database Activator and the MantaRay Web Services Activator are available immediately. Also available is the MantaRay Activator Framework which developers can use to create additional custom activators, as required for their specific environments. A third product, the MantaRay File Activator, will be released in the third quarter of this year.

"By providing a rapid, seamless connection between service-oriented and event-driven architectures, the new MantaRay Activators reduce the complexity of enterprise IT environments, as well as the high cost of the custom coding required to connect disparate IT resources," said Sharon Azulai, president and CEO of Coridan. "Most organizations these days have a complex, heterogeneous IT environment, using myriad applications, databases, technologies, protocols, and services. The Activators make it easier to manage this tangle by using a single API to access all of them and extend their reach throughout the organization."

Coridan's MantaRay Activators provide system architects and application developers with a unified and simplified way to access and reuse Web services and relational databases with the JMS (Java Message Service) API. Their easy-to-use graphical interface enables users to configure, update, and execute database queries and Web services requests. By using these components via JMS, the capabilities of the MantaRay network are greatly enhanced.

MantaRay is an open source messaging middleware application that is based on peer-to-peer architecture and optimized messaging structures. Its unique design makes MantaRay the most efficient and cost-effective messaging middleware available anywhere. Because it eliminates the need for a central server, MantaRay can deliver extreme efficiency and performance improvements -- at least 10 times faster than traditional messaging systems. MantaRay provides enterprises and ISVs with a lightweight, fully distributed and fully embeddable system that can handle a theoretically unlimited number of individual applications, services, and other IT components -- with minimal added cost.

Evaluation copies of the commercial Database and Web Services Activators, as well as the custom development framework, can be downloaded from the Coridan web site (www.coridan.com/downloads). The Activators are commercial add-ons to the open source MantaRay network with volume-based licenses starting at $400 per active connection. Additional Activators, such as the File Activator, will be released over the next few months.

About Coridan

Coridan has created the next generation of messaging middleware by bringing peer-to-peer architecture to the world of applications and SOA. The company's MantaRay products were designed from the ground up to simplify application integration for both enterprises and ISVs. Coridan's products eliminate all the weaknesses of broker-based middleware and provide a comprehensive solution to the growing messaging demands of today's highly distributed, heterogeneous, high-volume IT environments.

MantaRay features a unique 'virtual server' design that provides transfer speeds and volumes at least 10 times higher than broker-based middleware. MantaRay is also fully reliable, can be scaled to an unlimited number of users, and provides standards-based unified connectivity between all IT resources with a single API (JMS).

Coridan uses a dual licensing model (GPL and commercial) that supports both open source values and the business needs of corporate customers. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, Calif. and Hertzelia, Israel. Additional information is available at www.coridan.com and www.mantamq.org.

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