The smooth flow of information throughout an organization streamlines business processes and speeds decision-making. However, Data is often trapped within specific applications, and software functionality cannot be reused without extensive rework.
The smooth flow of information throughout an organization streamlines business processes and speeds decision-making. However, many organizations have siloed applications and services that aren’t effectively integrated. Data is often trapped within specific applications, and software functionality cannot be reused without extensive rework.
Middleware is the “glue” that can bind applications together. It provides messaging and other services that enable applications to communicate and share data so organizations can leverage existing services to create new business systems. Middleware also facilitates migration of software and services to the cloud.
There are a number of middleware tools available but many use a proprietary approach that creates vendor lock-in and slows development. Red Hat JBoss Middleware is an open-source solution with a modular architecture that makes application development and updates faster and easier.
Red Hat has led the drive toward open-source software for many years. The company believes that as more developers use the code, the more robust it will become. The collaborative nature of open-source development produces strong, well-tested software.
Now Red Hat has taken this a step further with a new, no-cost licensing subscription for JBoss Middleware as part of the Red Hat Developer Program, a program designed to help developers learn, code, and share.These development-only subscriptions provide the same interface and tools developers would use in a production environment. The ability to work on the same software stack accelerates development and helps ensure a smooth transition when code is deployed. The free subscription will also benefit the code base as more developers view, use and augment the open-source software. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is also available via the no-cost developer subscription.
The JBoss Middleware portfolio encompasses three main concepts: automate business rules and processes; integrate applications, data, and processes; and accelerate application development and performance. It is designed to help eliminate manual processes, connect systems and data, and deploy applications faster.
The foundation of the JBoss Middleware suite is the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which supports a variety of Java development frameworks. It is a high-performance, low-footprint, easy-to-manage solution designed to help organizations rapidly build applications and ease into the cloud.
Other components of the JBoss Middleware portfolio include:
- JBoss Data Grid, an in-memory solution that provides reliable and fast access to frequently used data.
- JBoss Fuse, a lightweight, modular, open-source integration platform with a new-style enterprise service bus (ESB) for application integration.
- JBoss A-MQ, a lightweight and flexible messaging platform.
- JBoss Data Virtualization, which is used to integrate data from multiple sources and present them in a consistent view.
- JBoss BRMS, an open-source platform for business rules management through which business logic is captured, application development is accelerated, and business decisions are automated across physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments.
- JBoss BPM Suite, which gives the developer all of the capabilities of JBoss BRMS plus runtime support and advanced business process tools.
All major releases of Red Hat software tools come with 10 years of support. And Red Hat offers multiple training options, from onsite courses to virtual training to Red Hat’s Video Classroom.
Red Hat JBoss Middleware provides the tools organizations need to break down application silos and enable migration to the cloud. Let Technologent show you how this open-source solution can facilitate the flow of information throughout your organization.
May 9, 2016