10 Apr, 2006
A first look at Jboss acquisition by RedHat
Posted by: admin In: Market & Players
RedHat today announced the acquisition of JBoss, the company behind Jboss Application Server, a leading open source Java Application Server.
Is it a good deal for RedHat?
- Jboss has federated some projects that are paving their way into corporate information systems. This is espcially the case for Hibernate, which is more and more used in Custom Software developped on the Java platform
- Drools, a rule engine you can compare to a “low end” Ilog Rules, is another of these promising open source technologies.
Is it a good deal for customers?
- It will accelerate the commoditization of the bundle Operating System+ Application Server for the J2EE platforms. It means that the TCO for applications needing these stacks will decrease
Is it a good deal for open source?
Is it a good deal for IBM, Oracle or BEA?
Well, no. Especially for BEA.