Independent testing pitting integration software from BEA Systems Inc [BEA] against webMethods Inc [WEBM] is on the cards following a display of high-tech bravado.
webMethods challenged BEA to pitch its WebLogic Integration software against the former’s Integration Platform in an independently adjudicated benchmark.
The duel came about after webMethods lost out on both time and cost savings in a BEA-sponsored survey that pitched WebLogic Integration 8.0 against webMethods 6.0.
BEA has been extending its Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform into integration, using the JCA architecture. While BEA’s chief target is IBM Corp [IBM], it seeks to supplant more established companies like webMethods.
webMethods recently recorded a $4.47 million loss, down from $4.88 million for its recent quarter, on revenue that slipped 1.67% to $45.39 million.
BEA, meanwhile, reported $29.01 million net income, up from $24.72 million, on revenue that grew 7.72% to $252.08 million for its most recent quarter.
webMethods, meanwhile, also announced its web services server will be released to ISVs and OEMs on a royalty free basis, following its recent acquisition of The Mind Electric Inc.
webMethods’ Glue, acquired with TME last month, will be released so companies can embed the system with their own software offerings.
Glue generates web services from Java objects, working with SOAP 1.1 and 1.2, WSDL 1.1, UDDI 2.0 server, SOAP attachments, DIME, WS-Routing, WS-Security, WS-Signatures and WS-Encryption.
This article was based on material originally published by ComputerWire.