.Net, JMS worlds bridged

Adapters from JNBridge unite disparate JMS systems to .Net applications and BizTalk Server

JNBridge will bridge the Microsoft .Net and Java Message Service (JMS) worlds Tuesday with the release of adapters linking the two platforms.

The adapters connect JMS systems to .Net applications and Microsoft's BizTalk Server integration software.

Adapters include: JNBridge JMS Adapter for .Net, to integrate any vendor's JMS implementation with a .Net application, and JNBridge Adapter for BizTalk, to connect to Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 or BizTalk Server 2006 R2.

"If your enterprise is built around JMS messaging, and a lot of them [are], this allows them to bring in .Net technology and integrate seamlessly," said Wayne Citrin, JNBridge CTO.

There are users who want to develop in .Net or do Web development in ASP.Net but have to integrate with infrastructure already there, he said. Until now, there also has not been a satisfactory way to integrate JMS with BizTalk server, Citrin said.

"Out of the box, BizTalk doesn't support JMS queues," said JNBridge user Matthew Dean, a senior consultant at CTS, a software and professional services firm that has been using the BizTalk adapter. Although the product he used has had limitations of a beta offering, JNBridge developers have been responsive to issues, Dean said.

BizTalk, said Dean, is being used by CTS to unite disparate systems that need to either feed into or retrieve data from an asset management application, he said.

The .Net adapter uses Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation Line-of-Business adapter technology. Both adapters use an interface to hide complexities of building a JMS client, and both utilize technologies from the JNBridgePro Java and .Net interoperability product.

The BizTalk adapter costs $9,950 per server, while the .Net adapter also is priced at $9,950, but licenses are provided for 50 users.

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