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Quick Takes: CA goes to beta with Java solution

John Hogan

Computer Associates releases Java technology to beta

Computer Associates International Inc. has announced the beta availability of Athena, an e-business infrastructure management solution for Java. Islandia, N.Y.-based CA said the solution helps manage the health and performance of complex, large-scale e-business applications based on Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology.

Athena is designed to help IT administrators manage application service levels while decreasing the operational overhead of ensuring performance and availability of EJB components and J2EE-compliant application servers like BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere and SilverStream.

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Pacific Technology Services chooses Aviva for Java

Aviva Solutions Inc., a business unit of Montreal-based i-data international, said Pacific Technology Services Inc. has selected Aviva for Java as the mainframe host connectivity middleware for Stonehouse Technologies Inc.'s TeleMonies application.

Pacific Technology Services selected Aviva Solutions' Aviva for Java-a secure, "thin-client" browser-based 3270, 5250 and VT220 emulator-because of the product's Java servlet functionality, according to Aviva. Aviva for Java's servlet capabilities enables STI to deliver its legacy-driven TeleMonies solution as a servlet-based application over the Web, and provide its customers with fast access, Aviva said.

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Actional uses MQSeries, WebSphere in integration solutions

Actional Corp., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of direct-connect integration solutions for e-business, said it has extended its IBM business partner relationship to enable Actional Control Broker (ACB) to leverage IBM MQSeries and IBM WebSphere software with the company's Control Broker Application Integration solutions.

ACBs will work with IBM MQSeries and IBM WebSphere to help eliminate the need for hand coding, providing customers with the ability to get their applications up and running in weeks, rather than the months it could take with other integration approaches, according to Actional. With ACB solutions, when a back-end system is changed, the changes become immediately and automatically accessible to the front-end system, making it easy for customers to integrate the platform to any of the 50 applications Actional supports, the company said. With ACBs, no messages are passed and no message transformations or translations are required, so the number of network hops required is less than half of that required for more conventional integration solutions, according to Actional.

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NYK Line uses BEA WebLogic for shipping processes

BEA Systems Inc. has announced that Tokyo-based Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line), a transoceanic shipping company, is using BEA WebLogic application server to accelerate its shipping of products by simplifying the administrative processes required to settle international cargo shipment transactions.

NYK is using San Jose-based BEA's WebLogic to Web-enable its bill of lading system, reducing processing time from days, or even weeks, down to minutes and streamlining payment processing. NYK has added value with WebLogic by reducing the administrative burden of the bill of lading while improving cash flow and other accounting functions, according to BEA.

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