JBoss acquires technologies from Arjuna and HP with plans to open source

JBoss said on Monday that it has acquired distributed transaction monitor and Web services technologies owned by Arjuna Technologies and HP and will open source them for the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS).

The acquisition includes Arjuna Transaction Service Suite, a widely deployed transaction engine, and Arjuna's Web Services Transaction, which supports Web Services Transaction and Web Services Composite Application Framework. This implementation is also one of the few that has demonstrated interoperability with other industry leaders such as Microsoft and IBM, JBoss says. The core Arjuna transaction engine will be the foundation of JBoss Enterprise Service Bus.

As part of the agreement, Mark Little, Arjuna's chief architect and one of the original creators of ArjunaTS, joins JBoss as director of standards.

JBoss expects to release ArjunaTS and Arjuna's Web Services Transaction implementation as open-source JEMS offerings in Q1 2006, backed by JBoss Subscription services, training and consulting. Like all JEMS products, these offerings will run independently as free-standing products or on any J2EE application server. For more information, visit