iWay Software and Active Endpoints Announce Strategic Technology Reseller Agreement, Adding BPEL Capabilities to iWay SOA Middleware
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Active Endpoints, Inc.
Three Enterprise Dr.
Shelton, CT, 06484
Press release date: June 19, 2006
NEW YORK and SHELTON, Conn., June 19 / -- iWay Software, an Information Builders company and an innovator of enterprise integration solutions, and Active Endpoints, Inc., the leading independent provider of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) products and services, today announced a strategic technology alliance in which iWay Software will integrate and resell Active Endpoints' ActiveBPEL products as a key component of iWay SOA Middleware.
iWay Software's existing technology provides rapid solutions for creating "stateless" services from disparate technologies on disparate platforms. iWay's enterprise service bus (ESB), iWay Service Manager, enables companies to create, orchestrate, and manage services quickly and easily. In addition, many of the leading integration companies, such as BEA, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, and others, resell or co-sell much of the technology used in iWay Service Manager.
ActiveBPEL is a family of platform-neutral, standards-based software solutions that allow organizations to quickly automate process flows internally and across their supplier, customer, and partner ecosystems. Unlike proprietary solutions that interface with the BPEL specification through import and export utilities, ActiveBPEL supports BPEL as its native process orchestration language.
"The joint offering combines complementary integration technologies to comprehensively solve business problems," said John Senor, president of iWay Software. "BPEL is a Web services-based standard, which means that you need to service-enable your environment before using it. It also provides stateful execution and is business-oriented. Using our joint solution, iWay customers can service-enable disparate environments and create business-level services, with ActiveBPEL orchestrating those services in long-running business processes."
"The rapid adoption of SOAs and Web services is making BPEL the natural choice for systems and business integration," said Fred Holahan, chairman of Active Endpoints. "By offering solutions that are platform neutral and 100 percent standards compliant, we aim to radically change the economics of the integration market. In partnership with iWay Software, we are delivering BPEL to customers with complex application environments. Our combined solutions offer rapid, cost-effective integration without the vendor lock-in that plagues proprietary integration technologies."
In addition to optimizing product development, the technology and business alliance also promotes joint sales and marketing activities.
Full BPEL support is now available in iWay SOA Middleware, where it is called "iWay Process Manager." Additional integration work is ongoing, with tighter integration planned for release in the fourth quarter, 2006.
About Active Endpoints, Inc.
Active Endpoints is the leading provider of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) solutions. Active Endpoints' solutions enable organizations to build and deploy composite, process-driven information systems based on BPEL, the SOA orchestration standard. From open source to mission critical deployments, Active Endpoints empowers IT organizations to quickly adapt to evolving customer demands - reducing the cost of integration, leveraging infrastructure investments, and enabling the sharing of business processes with customers, partners, and suppliers. More financial services, government, telecommunications, high technology, and retail organizations use Active Endpoints' solutions than any other BPEL technology. Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, Active Endpoints is privately held. More information is available at www.active-endpoints.com.
About iWay Software
iWay Software, an Information Builders company and the world's leading adapter vendor, accelerates business integration by providing tools that make service-oriented architectures easy to implement. Clients achieve short-term ROI by using iWay to reduce custom programming and to solve problems quickly, while incrementally creating an architecture that supports long-term projects. The biggest names in software, including BEA, Microsoft, and SAP, use iWay adapters to simplify access to ERP and CRM systems, messaging, legacy systems, e-business protocols like AS2 and ebXML, and more. Additional message transformation and data integration make iWay a natural integration choice - standalone or with other middleware.
Source: Active Endpoints, Inc. CONTACT: Kathleen Moran of Information Builders, +1-917-339-6313, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Matt McCarthy of EmergePR, +1-617-729-3175, or email@example.com; or Sonal Rajan of Active Endpoints, +1-203-929-9400, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.active-endpoints.com/