The latest phase in Borland Software Corp’s [BORL] strategy to streamline integration between .NET and systems running Java and Corba is due to be announced anytime.
Borland is expected to update Janeva 6.0, providing integration between .NET and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application servers from BEA Systems Inc [BEA], IBM Corp [IBM] and Oracle Corp [ORCL].
Borland’s longer-term strategy is for Janeva to hide the complexity of Microsoft Corp’s .NET from Java and Corba developers linking applications to .NET.
Janeva was launched in May, with Borland offering an alternative to approaches such as bridging technologies to integrate .NET with J2EE and Corba.
Borland is claiming growing interest for Janeva, especially from telcos, financial services, ISVs and OEMs who want to integrate mission-critical back office J2EE and Corba servers with .NET front ends.
Developing front ends using .NET is a more flexible and lower-cost development platform than J2EE or Corba.
Borland is expected to cite Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, or SingTel [TELE.SG], as a customer who adopted Janeva to integrate J2EE and Corba technologies with the .NET Framework.
Janeva 6.0 has been certified for interoperability with BEA’s WebLogic Server 7.0 and 8.1, Borland Enterprise Server 5.2, WebSphere 5.0 from IBM and Oracle’s 9i Application Server.
A transitional service is provided to ensure completion of communication between all points of the services between .NET, J2EE and Corba, including two-phase commit and callback from J2EE and Corba to the .NET application or service.
Federated, cross-platform security is included through use of SAML, adopted by Microsoft and used in Liberty Alliance Project’s work.
This article was based on material originally published by ComputerWire.