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Red Hat invests in BPM, SOA

Company announces plan for acquired FuseSource, Polymita technologies

Red Hat invests in BPM, SOA
Red Hat, SOA and BPM have matured and reached a high level of acceptance in critical industries such as financial services and healthcare, according to Red Hat.

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, announced that its vision and strategy for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) technologies acquired from FuseSource and Polymita is designed to optimise future product line integration, community expansion and partner enablement to further empower organisations to become intelligent, integrated enterprises.

According to Red Hat, SOA and BPM have matured and reached a high level of acceptance in critical industries such as financial services and healthcare.

"Integration remains a primary driver of middleware technology adoption, and its role and importance are changing. The industry is facing a perfect storm of forces, such as global mobile connectivity, cloud and hybrid infrastructures, and the explosion of business events and data, all of which are driving new requirements for integration technology and putting tremendous stress and pressure on existing systems," said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat.

"Red Hat's vision can help address these new needs and we're accelerating our ability to do so by leveraging strong technologies and communities through these acquisitions."

According to Red Hat, the opportunity for integration middleware software is evolving from traditional solutions that focus on foundational integration capabilities to higher-level integration capabilities that include business rules management and BPM.

The company already has a foundational integration offering with its JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, as well as a business rules management offering via JBoss Enterprise BRMS.

Additional technologies and talent acquired from FuseSource and Polymita will help enhance Red Hat's position in the enterprise middleware marketplace and raise the company's profile and ease of use among business users, according to the company.

Red Hat plans to open source Polymita's technology and integrate BPM tooling and functionality with its JBoss Enterprise Middleware runtimes and engines. This additional functionality is designed to enable users to define and modify automated business processes through modeling standards such as BPMN2, business activity monitoring, process modeling and a rich, coherent user interface.

The open source solution will be offered as an additional JBoss Enterprise Middleware on-premises BPM platform.

Over the coming months, Red Hat plans to roll FuseSource ESB Enterprise and MQ Enterprise products into the JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio as Red Hat branded products. Simultaneously, key technologies including Camel and Active MQ will be combined with JBoss community technologies, such as SwitchYard and Overlord, to bolster Red Hat's flagship SOA platform.

As technology from Polymita is transitioned to open source, Red Hat expects FuseSource will organically diffuse into existing community projects, as well as evolve into new independent projects.

The planned addition of new SOA and BPM technologies to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware product portfolio will also broaden the scope of opportunities for partners of all types and levels.

"From our perspective, Red Hat is taking proven technologies and merging them into already successful product lines," said Joe Dickman, senior vice president, Vizuri. "Our team has collaborated with Red Hat for many years through a number of high-profile SOA deployments. With the technologies acquired from FuseSource and Polymita, Red Hat has made serious moves this year to take its integration technologies to the next level."

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