SearchEnterpriseLinux: JBoss VP: Middleware is Hot
Aug 18, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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JBoss VP: Why CIOs Save Big Bucks With Open Source
"What can businesses gain from using a product built on
an open source license?
"Bob Bickel: The main difference between an
open source license and a proprietary license is, of course,
clear--it's a matter of cost..."
JBoss VP: Why Middleware is Hot, Powerful and Not Boring at
"Before we get started, let's clarify one thing: What is
the role of middleware in the enterprise?
"Bob Bickel: Middleware is used to integrate
corporate applications with one another and with databases,
allowing access over the Internet by customers, partners or
employees. Most people don't get it because they don't see it, but
the travel site where you're booking your airfare is powered by
middleware in the back end. Great middleware is the reason it takes
only a few seconds for the Web application to search the airlines'
databases and return information to you..."