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LinuxProgramming: Orion Server 1.0.3: A Commercial EJB Server for the Rest of Us

Jul 14, 2000, 13:22 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Foster-Johnson)

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"Among Web application servers, the Orion Application Server is sort of an odd duck. It is written entirely in Java, runs on Linux (and a variety of other platforms), doesn't cost very much (\$1,500 per deployed system with free development licenses), and its really fast. But few people have heard of the parent company, Sweden's Evermind Data, nor the product, Orion Application Server, which is a shame."

"Before delving too much in obscure Java acronyms, the term Web application server spans a plethora of meanings, so some definitions are in order. In Orion, you get an all-in-one server application that provides a Web server, a Java servlet engine, and an Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) container. It also supports the Java Messaging Service, JMS, and a host of other Java specifications."

"Orion is one of the newcomers to the Web application server market. Orion has nowhere near the name recognition of competitors WebSphere from IBM and WebLogic from Bea Systems. WebSphere and WebLogic together own most of the commercial Web application server market."

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