Bea Announces Bea Tuxedo 8.0 And Bea Weblogic Enterprise 6.0

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News: Bea Announces Bea Tuxedo 8.0 And Bea Weblogic Enterprise 6.0

  1. BEA Systems today announced the availability of BEA Tuxedo 8.0 and BEA WebLogic Enterprise 6.0. Weblogic Enterprise is an integration of Weblogic Server and Tuxedo, where WLS provides the front-end EJB container that interfaces with Web clients and the Tuxedo engine provides the back-end EJB container that supports interoperability with across multiple programming models (ATMI, CORBA, and EJB) and languages (Java and C++).

    These products will be available for download by the end of June.

    Press Release:
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    MUNICH, Germany, BEA eWORLD EUROPE 2001, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, today announced the availability of the latest versions of BEA's flagship enterprise application server solutions, BEA Tuxedo 8.0 and BEA WebLogic Enterprise 6.0.

    BEA WebLogic Enterprise 6.0 unites in a single offering BEA's award-winning, #1 Java application server, BEA WebLogic Server, and the new version of BEA Tuxedo, the industry's leading transaction server and proven market leader in more than a decade of mission-critical deployments. Combining the most flexible, component-based development environment and reliable transaction management platform with rigorous industry standards support, BEA WebLogic Enterprise simplifies building and integrating legacy systems and new e-business applications across the full range of diverse e-business and enterprise environments. With these world-class solutions for the enterprise, it is easier than ever before for customers to build applications in the development environment that best meets their business needs and application criteria.

    BEA Tuxedo, the de facto standard platform across thousands of enterprises for distributed mission-critical applications built using C, C++ and COBOL languages, now provides fully integrated support for BEA's CORBA distributed application technologies in BEA Tuxedo 8.0. BEA Tuxedo 8.0 enables the protection of long-standing IT investments by integrating legacy applications developed using other CORBA environments, and by integrating with mainframe and other enterprise applications. The new versions of BEA WebLogic Enterprise and BEA Tuxedo contain new bi-directional security and transaction management capabilities that continue to enhance the integration of applications running on BEA's market-leading application server platforms.

    Early adopter customers including IT Design, based in Dublin, Ireland and EuroControl, based in Brussels, Belgium, have already begun to leverage the new capabilities and features of BEA Tuxedo 8.0. IT Design, which creates and designs enterprise systems for the human services, social security and pension industries, relies on BEA Tuxedo to provide the critical back-end transactional processes and high service level requirements of its enterprise systems.

    "Utilizing the new performance enhancements in BEA Tuxedo 8.0, we can improve the performance and scalability of our Curam system and handle a larger number of users and transactions without degrading response times," said Oisin Clarke, vice president, engineering, research & development, at IT Design. "The ATMI (Application Transaction Monitor Interface) enhancements in BEA Tuxedo 8.0 decrease our boot-up time significantly, in turn ensuring our mission-critical applications have the highest availability possible."

    "BEA WebLogic Enterprise 6.0 and BEA Tuxedo 8.0 provide e-businesses with the ability to run all types of enterprise applications, integrate legacy and new systems, and continue to evolve and grow with new technologies," said Scott Dietzen, chief technology officer of the BEA E-Commerce Server Division. "BEA WebLogic Enterprise 6.0 combines all of BEA's market leading application server technologies into a single product, giving customers the most flexibility for building and deploying business-critical applications."

    Availability
    BEA Tuxedo 8.0 and BEA WebLogic Enterprise 6.0 will be generally available for download at the end of June 2001.

    About BEA
    BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with more than 10,000 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 more than 1,900 system 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 92 offices in 32 countries and is on the Web at www.bea.com.
  2. Hi,

    I got the notion that BEA discontinued the J2EE components of Tuxedo (formerly WLE 4.2 -> 5.1) to focus their J2EE development on the WebLogic Server code-base, thus disabling the possibility of having Tuxedo as a back-end EJB container.

    Or does "back-end EJB container" refer to the possibility of persisting entity beans through the Tuxedo transaction engine, still having the container logic within the WebLogic Server runtime environment? But then again, with the Tuxedo 2PC ported to WLS 6, that would not provide that much added value or would it?

    Having moved on to WebLogic Server after having worked with WLE 4.2 and 5.1 for more than a year, I would also be very interested in getting my hands on convincing technical and strategic reasons to convince my clients to move up to WebLogic Enterprise 6.0. Especially since CORBA seems to have been completely overshadowed by EJB and SOAP, and WebLogic Server 6.1 now providing both out of the box...

    Cheers
    /Par
  3. WebLogic Enterprise is nothing more than a packaging of Tuxedo with WebLogic Server AND the WebLogic/Tuxedo Connector.

    Tuxedo is now the CORBA, C, C++ application server and contains no Java. WebLogic Server is the functional equivalent to Tuxedo in Java asnd includes web container / web services support.

    Tyler
  4. Interesting! What is the value add from a Java developer's point if WL EE = WLS + Tuxedo + Adapter?

    Any idea what it costs to buy just the adapter - JOLT?

    AR