Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its vision and strategy for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) technologies acquired from FuseSource and Polymita. The strategy is designed to optimize future product line integration, community expansion and partner enablement to further empower organizations to become Intelligent, Integrated Enterprises.
SOA and BPM have matured and reached a high level of acceptance in critical, fast-moving industries such as financial services and healthcare, where evolving market dynamics and regulatory mandates require seamless integration capabilities to connect processes in hybrid cloud scenarios and rapid iteration of business rules.
“Integration remains a primary driver of middleware technology adoption, and its role and importance are changing. The industry is facing a perfect storm of forces, such as global mobile connectivity, cloud and hybrid infrastructures, and the explosion of business events and data, all of which are driving new requirements for integration technology and putting tremendous stress and pressure on existing systems,” said Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat. “Red Hat’s vision can help address these new needs and we’re accelerating our ability to do so by leveraging strong technologies and communities through these acquisitions.”
The opportunity for integration middleware software is evolving from traditional solutions that focus on foundational integration capabilities to higher-level integration capabilities that include business rules management and BPM. Red Hat already provided a foundational integration offering with its JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, as well as a business rules management offering via JBoss Enterprise BRMS. Complementing these existing products with additional technologies and talent acquired from FuseSource and Polymita will help significantly enhance Red Hat’s position in the enterprise middleware marketplace and raise the company’s profile and ease of use among business users.
Product Line Integration
Red Hat plans to open source Polymita’s technology and integrate BPM tooling and functionality with its JBoss Enterprise Middleware runtimes and engines. This additional functionality is designed to enable users to quickly and effectively define and modify automated business processes through modeling standards such as BPMN2, business activity monitoring, process modeling and a rich, coherent user interface. The open source solution will be offered as an additional JBoss Enterprise Middleware on-premises BPM platform.