BEA Aims to Make Services a Liquid Asset

BEA Systems announced yesterday the general availability of BEA AquaLogic Service Bus 2.0, which it says is a key component of its service infrastructure AquaLogic product family.

BEA AquaLogic Service Bus is designed to help accelerate deployment of SOAs and to simplify managing them in heterogeneous environments. It fits into a category of products designed to help discover, secure, manage and assemble services into composite applications and processes, regardless of the technology, BEA says.

BEA AquaLogic Service Bus is designed to provide intelligent messaging, routing and transformation that can support heterogeneous end-points, combined with capabilities for service registration, monitoring and lifecycle management, according to BEA. It can converge the integration capabilities of an ESB with operational service management in a single software product, helping to accelerate configuration and deployment and to simplify ongoing operations of shared services across the SOA.

BEA AquaLogic Service Bus is designed to deliver dynamic routing, protocol brokering and transformation, through a meta-data driven configuration environment that can help accommodate change by removing the management of services from the service end-points themselves, thus creating an agile SOA infrastructure that can be responsive to changing business needs, BEA says.

BEA Education Services will launch new AquaLogic Service Bus training courses in August and September 2005.

The BEA AquaLogic Product Family is designed to address the entire service lifecycle and manage a fully deployed SOA across multiple technologies or application platforms, whether they are based on Java or .NET. BEA AquaLogic Product Family is designed to enable software services to be composed once and leveraged anywhere (COLA) and can help customers turn isolated or frozen IT assets into Enterprise Liquid Assets.