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News: Silverstream ships XCommerce 2.5 with support for Weblogic

  1. Silverstream has released version 2.5 of its Silverstream xCommerce B2B Integration Server. With version 2.5, xCommerce can now run on Websphere and Weblogic, as well as Silverstream. For a J2EE server vendor, this cross-vendor support is an unprecedented move which hopefully will set an example for other vendors in our industry.


    Press release:
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    BILLERICA, Mass., Feb 2, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SilverStream Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSSW), The eBusiness Platform Company, today announced the newest version of xCommerce, the Company's eBusiness Integration Server product. The standards-based xCommerce product family combines the power of XML and J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition), allowing enterprises to unify diverse business applications into streamlined, high-performance Web Services.


    The updated version of xCommerce consists of: -- xCommerce 2.5 Designer and Server, -- Support for BEA Systems, Inc. WebLogic Application Server,

    -- xCommerce Enterprise Enabler for Java Messaging Service (JMS), -- xCommerce Enterprise Enabler for HTML.

    Using xCommerce, enterprises can rapidly create Web Services that integrate transactional and message-based applications running on IBM mainframes and AS/400s, IBM CICS platforms, IBM MQ Series platforms, databases and HTML Web pages. xCommerce-based Web Services are deployed into J2EE application servers, providing commerce sites, trading communities and employee portals with real-time access to vital back-office systems.

    Many industry-leading companies have chosen the SilverStream xCommerce Integration Server to solve their eBusiness integration problems, including American Management Systems, Fujitsu PC, Imperial Sugar Company, Qwest Communications, RMC Group p.l.c., Transamerica and Zimmer Inc.


    New 2.5 Features Provide Enhanced Functionality -- Designer tool suite - delivers enhanced visual integration and improved performance; allows customers to rapidly create, deploy and manage advanced Web Services.

    -- BEA WebLogic deployment - supports deployment of Web Services to leading J2EE application servers, now including the WebLogic Application Server. Other deployment platforms supported include the SilverStream Application Server and IBM's WebSphere Application Server.

    -- Enterprise Enablers for JMS - allows applications that are accessible via popular messaging protocols such as IBM's MQ Series and SilverStream's JMS to be rapidly incorporated into Web Services.

    -- Enterprise Enabler for HTML - provides access to content and transactions on HTML-based Web sites, allowing Web Services to integrate back-office applications with the vast amount of information accessible on the World Wide Web.


    Availability The SilverStream xCommerce Integration Server is available through SilverStream's global Sales and Services organizations. Contact SilverStream Software at 1-888-823-9700 or 1-978-262-3000, or e-mail sales at silverstream dot com for more information.


    About SilverStream xCommerce xCommerce uses XML to enable organizations to extend and integrate online business applications with critical legacy systems and data, both inside the organization and with external trading partners, resulting in streamlined B2B processes, increased business opportunities and fully integrated supply chain management operations.

    Business analysts use the xCommerce Designer tool suite to quickly and easily define XML-based Web Services that can support a variety of eBusiness transactions such as portals, commerce sites and electronic trading exchanges. Also, by rapidly re-purposing legacy applications to support XML, xCommerce allows developers to create cross-application and cross-organization integrations that work with all existing systems. Using xCommerce, trading communities can quickly integrate all of their key operational applications and deploy a connected, scalable, reliable eBusiness infrastructure.

    Web Services created in xCommerce are deployed to open, standards-based J2EE application servers running on Windows NT and Unix. In addition to supporting the SilverStream Application Server, xCommerce 2.5 also supports IBM's WebSphere Application Server and BEA's WebLogic Application Server. xCommerce exploits all native application server capabilities, including security, thread management, connection pooling, transactions, load balancing and failover. Additionally, xCommerce supports all XML vocabulary standards including RosettaNet, OAG, ebXML, cXML, xCBL, ACORD, WSDL and SOAP.


    About SilverStream Software, Inc.

    SilverStream Software, Inc., The eBusiness Platform Company, delivers software and services that enable businesses to create, deploy and manage eBusiness applications. Used in corporations throughout the world, SilverStream Software products are changing the way business is being conducted in Global 2000 companies and large organizations such as ADC Telecommunications, Amerisure Insurance, Home Depot, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Samsung Electronics, Sears, Qwest Communications and US Cellular.

    SilverStream Software, http://www.silverstream.com, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ national market under the symbol SSSW and is based in Billerica, Massachusetts.

    SilverStream is a registered trademark, and SilverStream xCommerce and The eBusiness Platform Company are trademarks of SilverStream Software, Inc. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's expectations, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: continued widespread adoption by businesses of Internet business solutions; market acceptance of our products and services and enhancements thereto, including new versions of our ePortal and xCommerce products; our ability to expand our eBusiness solutions and services customer base and to provide customers with solutions and services; our ability to develop and expand our sales and marketing capabilities; development of the marketplace for our products; technological changes; our ability to grow our customer base or generate repeat business; our ability to develop and enhance our products and services; our ability to continue using third party software in our products; protection of our intellectual property; and other risk factors that are discussed in the Company's reports and registration statements filed from time to time with the SEC including, but not limited to, the Company's 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2000. All forward looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update such statements or the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.

     
  2. Agreed, they should be congratulated. It's cool to see this sort of service being cross sold on different J2EE servers.

    Bravo. Lets see some other vendors do the same now.