Amazon adds Java for MOM
Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com) has
moved to extend its Tibco Rendezvous (http://www.tibco.com) messaging software into
the Java world by using Java framework and driver technology from Milford,
Mass.-based SpiritSoft (http://www.spiritsoft.com).
Michael Carr, software platform manager at Amazon, said the SpiritWave Open
JMS Framework and JMS driver tools from SpiritSoft allows the firm to continue
to utilize the Tibco middleware while adding support for Java-based
applications. The toolset is said to leverage Java Message Service (JMS), XML
and caching technologies to enable the integration of legacy systems and
proprietary middleware. Carr said Amazon.com sought to extend the functionality
of its existing enterprise messaging system from Tibco and connect it to new
The spread of proprietary message-oriented-middleware solutions from Tibco,
as well as those from the likes of IBM (MQSeries) and Microsoft (MSMQ), has left
development organizations unable to utilize newer technologies like Java and
open-source tools. Observers say many organizations have built proprietary
drivers to add support, but packaged systems like SpiritWave are giving
development managers new options.
The SpiritSoft toolset can provide JMS support directly on top of proprietary
MOMs via vendor-specific drivers, the company said. The drivers eliminate the
need for IT developers to build and deploy a secondary messaging bus and MOM
Mike Bucken is former Editor-in-Chief of Application Development Trends magazine.