BEA Joins UDDI Consortium to Help Drive Open Standards Platform for Web Services

Initiative Helps Businesses Interact with Suppliers and Trading Partners

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Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from BEA Systems, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ --
 BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world's leading e-business
 infrastructure software companies, today announced that it has joined the
 Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) consortium.  The
 consortium is a cross-industry effort to develop an open framework, UDDI, for
 describing services that enable businesses to identify and interact with their
 suppliers and trading partners online.  Businesses of all sizes can benefit
 from UDDI:  the specifications are designed to comprehensively address
 problems that limit the growth and synergies of business-to-business (B2B)
 commerce and Web services -- a set of standard Web protocols for
 application-to-application (A2A) commerce in which business functions access
 other business functions over the Internet to share data, business processes,
 and transactions.
     "BEA has been a strong supporter of open standards since our founding, and
 we are pleased to work with the UDDI consortium to further build standards for
 business registries.  Such Web services basics are important to the growth of
 Internet commerce," said Ed Cobb, vice president of BEA Architecture and
 Standards.  "BEA believes that UDDI, in conjunction with ebXML, SOAP and WSDL,
 complements existing Web standards to further the widespread acceptance of Web
 services."
     The UDDI consortium is delivering the important standards designed to
 enable e-businesses to overcome the existing challenges to reaching their
 customers and partners.  This globally supported initiative is designed to
 help remove barriers that limit communication among businesses and,
 automatically, among their e-business applications as well.
 
     About UDDI
     The Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) project is a
 sweeping industry initiative.  The project creates a platform-independent,
 open framework for describing services, discovering businesses, and
 integrating business services using the Internet, as well as an operational
 registry that is available today.
     UDDI is the first truly cross-industry effort driven by all major platform
 and software providers, as well as marketplace operators and e-business
 leaders.  These technology and business pioneers are acting as the initial
 catalysts to quickly develop UDDI and related technologies.
     The UDDI project takes advantage of Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) and
 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards such as Extensible Markup
 Language (XML), and HTTP and Domain Name System (DNS) protocols.
 Additionally, cross-platform programming features are addressed by adopting
 early versions of the proposed Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) known as
 XML Protocol messaging specifications found at the W3C Web site.  The UDDI
 protocol is the building block that will enable businesses to quickly, easily
 and dynamically find and transact with one another using their preferred
 applications.  More than 220 companies are members of the UDDI community.  For
 more information, UDDI is on the Web at http://www.uddi.org.
 
     About BEA
     BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure
 software companies, with more than 9,400 customers around the world, including
 the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(R) brand are
 among the most trusted names in e-business.  Businesses built on the
 award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(TM) 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 1,500 systems 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
 93 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at www.bea.com.
     NOTE:  BEA and WebLogic are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc.
 The BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform is a trademark of BEA Systems, Inc.  All
 other company and product names may be trademarks of the company with which
 they are associated.
 
 

SOURCE BEA Systems, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ --
 BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world's leading e-business
 infrastructure software companies, today announced that it has joined the
 Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) consortium.  The
 consortium is a cross-industry effort to develop an open framework, UDDI, for
 describing services that enable businesses to identify and interact with their
 suppliers and trading partners online.  Businesses of all sizes can benefit
 from UDDI:  the specifications are designed to comprehensively address
 problems that limit the growth and synergies of business-to-business (B2B)
 commerce and Web services -- a set of standard Web protocols for
 application-to-application (A2A) commerce in which business functions access
 other business functions over the Internet to share data, business processes,
 and transactions.
     "BEA has been a strong supporter of open standards since our founding, and
 we are pleased to work with the UDDI consortium to further build standards for
 business registries.  Such Web services basics are important to the growth of
 Internet commerce," said Ed Cobb, vice president of BEA Architecture and
 Standards.  "BEA believes that UDDI, in conjunction with ebXML, SOAP and WSDL,
 complements existing Web standards to further the widespread acceptance of Web
 services."
     The UDDI consortium is delivering the important standards designed to
 enable e-businesses to overcome the existing challenges to reaching their
 customers and partners.  This globally supported initiative is designed to
 help remove barriers that limit communication among businesses and,
 automatically, among their e-business applications as well.
 
     About UDDI
     The Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) project is a
 sweeping industry initiative.  The project creates a platform-independent,
 open framework for describing services, discovering businesses, and
 integrating business services using the Internet, as well as an operational
 registry that is available today.
     UDDI is the first truly cross-industry effort driven by all major platform
 and software providers, as well as marketplace operators and e-business
 leaders.  These technology and business pioneers are acting as the initial
 catalysts to quickly develop UDDI and related technologies.
     The UDDI project takes advantage of Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) and
 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards such as Extensible Markup
 Language (XML), and HTTP and Domain Name System (DNS) protocols.
 Additionally, cross-platform programming features are addressed by adopting
 early versions of the proposed Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) known as
 XML Protocol messaging specifications found at the W3C Web site.  The UDDI
 protocol is the building block that will enable businesses to quickly, easily
 and dynamically find and transact with one another using their preferred
 applications.  More than 220 companies are members of the UDDI community.  For
 more information, UDDI is on the Web at http://www.uddi.org.
 
     About BEA
     BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure
 software companies, with more than 9,400 customers around the world, including
 the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(R) brand are
 among the most trusted names in e-business.  Businesses built on the
 award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(TM) 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 1,500 systems 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
 93 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at www.bea.com.
     NOTE:  BEA and WebLogic are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc.
 The BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform is a trademark of BEA Systems, Inc.  All
 other company and product names may be trademarks of the company with which
 they are associated.
 
 SOURCE  BEA Systems, Inc.