BEA Systems’ service-oriented architecture (SOA) plan
will kick into overdrive this summer when the company unveils new
software next month in New York City.
The new product line will build on the announcements the company made last
year, wrapping together its WebLogic Network Gatekeeper software
for authenticating network identity; Liquid Data XML integration software
and QuickSilver Web services and business process management software.
Unlike previous software deployed under the company’s popular WebLogic
brand, the new products will help developers create composite
applications that will work on disparate platforms without writing code.
The company has talked about its service infrastructure software suite in
meetings with analysts and press. But now is the time to show progress. CEO
Alfred Chuang, CTO Mark Carges and Chief Marketing Officer Marge Breya
will shoot for that objective at the launch, analysts said.
ZapThink analyst Jason Bloomberg said the new software combines enterprise
service bus (ESB) (define) technology for messaging and management
capabilities to make sure disparate pieces of software work together in a
The software will expand BEA’s offerings in the SOA market as well as the
composite application development platform market, Bloomberg said.
“By offering a product that focuses on service re-use and rapid composition,
they are going about SOA the right way,
and will give their competition a good run for their money,” Bloomberg said.