"We think we have a pretty unique product," WSO2 co-founder Paul Fremantle says of his company's new Tungsten application server package. He calls it "the first pure open source SOA application server."
Tungsten was built around XML and Web Services from the ground up to facilitate service-oriented architectures, rather than just act as a Web application server, Freemantle notes.
"It was designed from the ground up to be based around integration ... but we think there's a new challenge, which is not just to be Web friendly, but to be integration friendly," he adds.
User cases range from simple exposure of Java code as XML or Web Services to abilities far beyond integration application servers.
Such potential recently drew a $4 million investment from Intel Capital.
"That's about a shared vision with Intel," Fremantle explains. "We actually believe that the XML middleware space actually scales beyond just beyond integration application servers."
Fremantle says the funding will be applied to new solutions that will scale across Java, C and .NET. The ultimate goal is "a complete open source XML middleware solution."
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