Red Hat Cements SOA Position

Launch of SOA suite, acquisition of MetaMatrix and partnership with Vitria provides open-source vendor best known for its Linux distribution with a solid position in SOA market.

April 26, 2007

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Red Hat Software continued to mine the intersection of open-source software and enterprise middleware this week, launching a new SOA (service-oriented architecture) product bundle, acquiring information-management software vendor MetaMatrix and crafting a partnership with integration vendor Vitria Technology.

The acquisition of MetaMatrix expands Red Hat's middleware offerings. Last year, the open-source software provider acquired the popular JBoss application server for $350 million. MetaMatrix will be incorporated into Red Hat's JBoss division, the vendor said.

Red Hat this week also launched the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which brings together its disparate middleware products into a single offering. The new app platform--offered in distribution style similar to Red Hat's Linux distro--is an integrated, tested and Red Hat-certified combination of JBossApplication Server, Hibernate and JBoss Seam into a single product for deploying and hosting applications and Web services.Also this week, Red Hat said it will partner with Vitria Technology to deliver enterprise SOA solutions. In the deal, Vitria will offer Red Hat's new middleware platform with its own Business Accelerator, a process and SOA integration suite.

Vitria is best known for its EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) and B2B integration products, but has moved aggressively into the SOA process integration market along with the rest of its integration and application platform rivals.

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