BEA Systems today announced the availability of the Java Connector Architecture (JCA) beta for BEA WebLogic Server. Weblogic 6.0 now supports the Proposed Final Draft of the JCA 1.0 specification, and is available immediately via download at commerce.bea.com. BEA joins Borland and OpenEJB as the first vendors with implementations of the JCA.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - February 12, 2001 - BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, today announced support for the industry's first JCA (J2EE Connector Architecture) implementation on a certified J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) compatible platform - the market-leading BEA WebLogic Server. By supporting this important new Java standard, with the introduction of the JCA beta for BEA WebLogic Server 6.0, BEA continues to lead the industry with an open, standards-based e-business infrastructure designed to protect existing investments while accelerating time to market and lowering costs. JCA is designed to dramatically reduce the time, complexity, and cost of integrating e-business applications with existing systems and applications.
Companies worldwide are building global e-business systems that span mainframes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and a wide range of custom applications. In doing so, they face costly integration challenges to make these disparate systems work together, often having to write new software or adapt existing programs painstakingly to link each application. JCA is an emerging, open standard designed to create a "plug-and-play" environment that enables e-business and legacy applications to easily link to one another, and that protect businesses against vendor lock-in.
"BEA is committed to helping companies get to market as quickly and easily as possible with e-business implementations that expand revenue opportunities while preserving the value of existing business systems. The adoption of JCA across the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform™ is the next step in BEA's J2EE technology leadership, and yet another example of how BEA is helping future-proof e-business with the latest technologies," said Scott Dietzen, chief technology officer of the BEA E-Commerce Server Division.
"BEA has been at the forefront of driving the evolution of the JCA specifications," continued Dietzen. "We see significant momentum around this standard and believe that BEA is well positioned to help lead its adoption by ISVs, systems integrators, and developers as the standard architecture for integrating applications into e-business systems," continued Dietzen. "The payoff can be enormous for global companies that have millions of dollars invested in existing systems and need to make them all work together with next-generation Internet systems."
The JCA beta for BEA WebLogic Server 6.0 supports the Proposed Final Draft of the JCA 1.0 specification. Today's announcement adds to a JCA-based BEA WebLogic Java Adapter for Mainframe that BEA introduced in October 2000.
The JCA beta for WebLogic Server 6.0 is available immediately via a free public download at commerce.bea.com.
BEA Systems, Inc.
BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with over 8,000 customers around the world including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic brand are among the most trusted names in e-business. Businesses built on the award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's e-business platform is the de facto standard for over 1,200 systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof e-businesses for high growth and profitability. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 90 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at www.bea.com.