/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), founder and
lead advocate for Java(TM) technology, is announcing new products and support
for new web services specifications, leading the advance of Service Oriented
Architectures (SOA) infrastructures. As part of its strategy to ease customer
migration to SOA, Sun is delivering a SOA infrastructure in phases to ensure
"Sun views SOA as the fundamental evolution of distributed computing,
enabling enterprises to better leverage and integrate IT assets while
increasing flexibility to achieve near-term return on investment from business
transformation and consolidation," said Mark Bauhaus, vice president, Java Web
Services, Sun Microsystems. "Sun is consistently delivering on our promise of
allowing customers to bring about necessary IT changes with a flexible,
standards-based and services-based infrastructure."
Today's announcement includes the availability of the latest web services
toolkit, a fundamental component of SOA, to address the performance bottleneck
associated with XML processing. The Sun Java Web Services Developer Pack (Java
WSDP) 1.6 provides early access to new web services technologies and APIs,
giving developers an opportunity to evaluate and familiarize themselves in
advance of general availability in Sun products.
A major feature in this version of Java WSDP is the industry's first
implementation of Fast Infoset, standardizing the application of binary
encoding/decoding to the XML Infoset for improved processing performance and
throughput. Internal test results show web services perform 150% to 400%
faster when using Fast Infoset encoding of XML, with no changes required to
the application, to take advantage of the higher performance.
Providing the foundation for next-generation SOA applications, Sun also
announced today support for the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification
and the first fully open sourced Java Enterprise Service Bus (Java ESB) built
on this specification. JBI provides the foundation for SOA by allowing
enterprises to more rapidly implement business integration applications at a
lower cost, while extending its capabilities to meet diverse business and IT
Other significant steps Sun is taking to deliver on its SOA strategy
-- Demonstrating new levels of integration, upcoming Sun Java Studio
Enterprise software will include feature sets to speed the development
of process-driven SOA-based applications with integrated support for
service orchestration, visual service creation and data transformation;
-- Availability of Sun Java Studio Creator 2 Early Access, enabling
developers to consume data services and visually develop Java standard
web and portlet applications, thereby making it easier to deploy
applications that leverage an investment in SOA;
-- Availability of the Sun Service Registry, the first registry to support
both UDDI v.3 and ebXML Registry 3.0 standards, for customers who need
to discover, track and manage increasing numbers of web services,
serving as a cornerstone for true SOA governance;
-- Availability of Sun's leading web services-based identity management
portfolio, allowing customers to quickly build interoperable, federated
identity and authentication services between multiple partners. Coupled
with its close integration into the Sun Java Enterprise System (Java
ES), Sun Java Identity Management Suite delivers a secure,
identity-based platform for SOA;
-- Open Sourcing the Java Systems Application Server Platform Edition 9.0,
bringing the source of compatible web services directly to the open
-- Enabling the foundation for an open, reliable and secure SOA through
new features to be included in upcoming releases of Java ES, supporting
the development and deployment of composite applications, federated
single sign-on across service domains, reliable and secure messaging,
and service monitoring and management;
-- Availability of SOA Path consulting services, allowing customers to
access Sun's SOA implementation expertise at critical points in the SOA
technology lifecycle ranging from SOA Workshops and Assessments to
establishing a SOA Center of Excellence.
Sun's SOA expertise enhances the delivery of industry-leading products
and services that support the Sun Java ES platform and, which are based on SOA
and web services standards running on the award-winning Solaris(TM) 10
Operating System. Sun's SOA products are also available on Windows, Linux, and
HP-UX operating systems. The centerpiece of the SOA portfolio includes: the
Sun Java System Application Platform Suite -- a solution that directly
addresses the use of web services components to integrate disparate enterprise
systems into a service-oriented architecture; The Sun Java Web Infrastructure
Suite -- a quick start approach to web services; and the Sun Java Identity
Management Suite -- one of the industry's most complete and integrated set of
products to securely manage user identities. More information on Sun's SOA
strategy can be found at: www.sun.com/soa.
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