SOURCE: OpenEAI Software Foundation

March 26, 2007 13:29 ET

OpenEAI v4.0 ESB Open Source Development Platform & Software Suite Now Available for Enterprise Application Integration

Comprehensively Tested at the University of Illinois and Higher Ed -- Latest Platform Includes Pre-Developed Gateways for uPortal, Sakai, CAS and Other Applications

CHAMPAIGN, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 -- The OpenEAI Software Foundation, a non-profit corporation organized to develop and promote open source enterprise application integration, today announced the general availability of the OpenEAI 4.0 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Development Platform, Software Utilities, and Sample Enterprise 2.0. Targeted primarily to educational institutions and other enterprises, OpenEAI 4.0 provides an open source architectural framework and development platform that includes a comprehensive of set of software APIs, utilities, reference implementations, and other administrative tools designed to enable mission critical data integration between enterprise applications.

The OpenEAI Sample Enterprise 2.0 includes the OpenEAI ESB 4.0 along with a pre-developed set of gateways and open source applications packaged to provide immediate functionality and a ready-made environment for testing, prototyping, and pre-deployment evaluation. Sample Enterprise applications include uPortal, Sakai, CAS (Centralized Authentication Service), and generic ERP systems among others. Both OpenEAI 4.0 and Sample Enterprise 2.0 are available for immediate download from: www.OpenEAI.org. And, there are numerous product demonstrations available for viewing at the site as well.

"Our latest ESB version 4.0 and software represents a new and higher level of functionality, reliability, and usability for allowing organizations and companies to quickly integrate enterprise applications," stated Tod Jackson, President of the OpenEAI Software Foundation. "We're especially thankful to our institutional and commercial partners for contributing their valuable resources and knowledge to keep moving the OpenEAI Project forward and growing the community."

"For open source applications and technology to be truly effective and implemented on a broad scale in higher education, enterprise application integration between mission critical applications and other systems is an essential requirement," said Jonathan Markow, Chairman of the JA-SIG (Java Architectures Special Interest Group) Board of Directors. "The OpenEAI ESB is based on proven technology and provides the architectural framework, tools, and open source environment needed for higher education to effectively integrate their applications."

About OpenEAI ESB & Development Platform

OpenEAI 4.0 software contains an open source ESB and comprehensive set of runtime management and monitoring scripts and documentation for managing deployed messaging gateways and applications. Complete reference implementations of typical message-aware applications and message gateways as well as critical infrastructure applications such as message routers, message proxies, point-to-point destination polling applications, and testing applications are also maintained and documented by the project.

OpenEAI Reference Implementations Include:

--  Enterprise Router
--  Enterprise Request Proxy
--  JMS Relay Servlet
--  Enterprise Sync Logger
--  Enterprise Sync Error Logger
--  MOA Generation Application
--  OpenEAI TestSuite Application
    
About the OpenEAI Software Foundation

Founded as a membership-based, non-profit corporation in October 2002, the OpenEAI Software Foundation's mission is to build and sustain the OpenEAI Project by providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the OpenEAI project and closely related endeavors. The foundation was created with the assistance of the University of Illinois and Open Integration Incorporated.

About the OpenEAI Project

The OpenEAI Project is an open-source project dedicated to discovering and documenting the controlling dynamics, principles, and practices of enterprise application integration and to present, implement, and promote those findings to its members and community through the open source licensing of its software. The Project is comprised of six distinct, but closely related departments, which address OpenEAI Methodology, Application Foundation APIs, Message Object API, Message Definitions, Reference Implementations, and Deployment and Administration which together form the foundation of the OpenEAI ESB. The development, availability, and evolution of open source Enterprise Application Integration software is important to IT managers at enterprise corporations and especially within the higher education community and healthcare industry. More information about the OpenEAI Project software, documentation, and licensing information is available at: www.OpenEAI.org.

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