IONA's Artix Gains Industry Leading SOA Orchestration Capabilities by Integrating Active Endpoints' World-Class BPEL Solutions

IONA's Artix Enterprise Service Bus Leverages ActiveBPEL to Address Customers' Critical Orchestration Requirements

SHELTON, Conn., Nov. 2 -- Active Endpoints, Inc. (, a leading provider of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) solutions, today announced that IONA® Technologies (, a world leader in distributed service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure solutions for performance-demanding IT environments has integrated Active Endpoints' ActiveBPEL(TM) Designer and server technologies into Artix(TM), IONA's extensible Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). The BPEL capabilities provided by ActiveBPEL are designed to enable IONA customers to quickly and flexibly build, test and deploy mission-critical composite services with Artix

Artix is an extensible ESB that empowers enterprises leveraging SOA to generate better return from existing and future IT assets, streamline their systems to be more agile and responsive to changing business requirements, and ultimately reduce annual operating costs. Artix enables customers to achieve these goals by providing a fully distributed architecture that removes the common limitations in scalability and performance associated with other approaches that rely on a centralized server or hub-and-spoke architecture.

ActiveBPEL is a family of standards-compliant, platform-neutral SOA integration products that form the foundation for enterprise-class services orchestration. Leveraging the power of the BPEL standard, SOA architects and application developers use ActiveBPEL Designer to create and test BPEL process compositions, and then deploy those processes to enterprise-class ActiveBPEL servers. The ActiveBPEL suite significantly reduces the time and complexity required to implement composite, service-oriented applications.

"Artix Orchestration, powered by ActiveBPEL, provides IONA's customers and partners with the most effective means for developing composite services and deploying them across a distributed, heterogeneous SOA environment," said Larry Alston, vice president Marketing and Product Management, IONA.

Based on ActiveBPEL, Artix Orchestration allows customers to coordinate interactions across a distributed set of services in mission-critical, heterogeneous environments. Unlike other single-protocol vendor offerings, Artix Orchestration enables coordination across multiple protocols and platforms, giving users greater deployment options by allowing BPEL to be executed either at the endpoint or as an intermediary. Artix's Eclipse-based development environment permits orchestration flows to be added easily to SOA environments without requiring code changes.

"Active Endpoints is pleased to partner with IONA, a market leader in SOA integration solutions," said Fred Holahan, Chairman and CTO, Active Endpoints. "Organizations worldwide are now using Active Endpoints' solutions to automate multi-step business processes to achieve unprecedented efficiencies, while leveraging existing infrastructure investments. ActiveBPEL allows IONA's customers to easily develop and deploy composite services and flexible service flows necessary to support its customers' changing business requirements while also reducing their integration costs."

About Active Endpoints, Inc.

Active Endpoints is the leading provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) 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 adapt quickly 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

Source: Active Endpoints, Inc.

Sonal Rajan
Active Endpoints, Inc.

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