IONA and ObjectWeb Announce Celtrix ESB Milestone


IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA), a specialist in high-performance integration solutions for mission-critical IT environments, and ObjectWeb, an open source community with a focus on the development of industry-grade distributed middleware, today announced that the Celtix™ open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) project has achieved its fourth key milestone.

IONA reported the following details to ebizQ:

The on-schedule delivery of Celtix Milestone 4 provides the community with powerful new integration and interoperability capabilities made available via the Maven 2.0 build and integration system and the support of dynamic API’s. The use of Maven, when combined with the multiple licensing approach introduced in Milestone 3, makes it easier for open source communities to take dependencies and build from Celtix source code for their respective projects. The dynamic API eases integration of Celtix with other pieces of required Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure, either open source or commercial, such as BPEL and transformation engines or any other technical services.

“The new functionality and build system in Milestone 4 makes it easier for the community of projects that rely on the Celtix runtime to consume Celtix source code and supports the use of Celtix in real-world SOA deployments,” explained Carl Trieloff, director, Open Source Programs, IONA. “With Milestone 4, the Celtix community continues to add important feature sets that rival features available in commercial ESBs.”

Milestone 4 also includes enhancements to the command line tools that streamline the service creation process. Policy-based configuration, plus interoperability improvements to both JMS and HTTP transport support have also been delivered.

“Celtix is a key project in the ObjectWeb ESB initiative and exemplary by its development pace and breadth of functionality,” said Jean-Pierre Laisné, ObjectWeb Chairman and Linux & Open-Source Strategy Manager for Bull. “The development team pays special attention to making the software reusable by other projects while at the same time preventing duplication of efforts, which is exactly what open source is all about.”

The goal of the Celtix project is to provide an open source, Java ESB runtime that can simplify the construction, integration and flexible reuse of technical and business components using a standards-based SOA. For more information about ObjectWeb Celtix, or to become involved in the Celtix community, please visit

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