JBoss, LogicBlaze introduce open source middleware

New projects deliver messaging and SOA capabilities

Last week saw the debut of two new open source products from JBoss and LogicBlaze, each aimed at the enterprise middleware market.

JBoss released a new messaging system that it hopes will extend the reach of its open source enterprise middleware platform into the high end of the market. The JBoss Messaging 1.0 component is now available as a stand-alone product and will become the foundation for JBoss ESB 1.0, due out later in 2006.

JBoss will also make JBoss Messaging the default JMS (Java Message Service) technology in JBoss Application Server 5.0, also due later this year. Apps designed for JBossMQ -- the JMS system built into the existing version of JBoss Application Server -- will run unchanged, the company said.

In related news, LogicBlaze’s Fuse SOA software stack is distributed under the Apache 2.0 license and includes the Apache Software Foundation Incubator’s ServiceMix ESB (enterprise service bus), its ActiveMQ messaging system, and its Ode orchestration engine, as well as the Apache Derby persistence database.

Fuse comes with LogicBlaze’s subscription-based support network known as CORE (community-oriented real-time engineering). CORE is modeled after the subscription and support networks already established by Red Hat and MySQL AB, said LogicBlaze Chairman Winston Damarillo in a phone interview.