Cape Clear announces another product for advanced Web Services potentialities.
Cape Clear announces the Business Integration Suite for BEA WebLogic, an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) built around Web Services standards
Cape Clear Software's Business Integration Suite is a tried-and-tested Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). An ESB is defined by Gartner Group as a lightweight, Web Services-centric platform that offers a straightforward means to implement a robust, distributed Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach to integration and messaging.
The ESB tier complements the WebLogic Application Server tier of the enterprise architecture by enabling already-defined EJB applications to be automatically re-purposed as Web Services. These services can then be published to, and consumed by, a wide variety of clients-not just Java. Presenting EJBs as Web Services means that they can readily be composed into composite applications and workflows with other services that may not be EJBs. Construction, integration, and use of these services does not require any EJB or server programming expertise-it is as simple, intuitive, and graphical as building Web pages. Therefore, significant additional service value (and new Web Services) can be added without incurring the cost and complexity of programming and delivering these exclusively on an EJB platform.
Exposes EJB using Web Services interfaces is an powerful technological choice that adds potentialities to the WebLogic Web Services platform. However this is just a tiny technological aspect in the SOA world. When I think in SOA I focus in more in some key theoretical aspect that in technological aspects. Anyway I really think that ESB is a great work of Cape Clear.