Sun offered informational updates Monday on several ongoing efforts in the open-source arena, including product plans for the OpenSolaris version of the Solaris OS, Java, and the GlassFish application server.
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Oracle staff have cited collaborative potential for Enterprise 2.0 and cast the company's WebCenter platform as its product offering in this space.
Oracle is announcing an enhanced version of its business process analysis software that enhances collaboration between process modelers and implementers.
BEA Systems and Adobe Systems are partnering on rich Internet application development in an arrangement incorporating both SOA and Web 2.0 concepts.
With an incremental update to its Solaris 10 OS, Sun is extending the platform's virtualization capabilities to accommodate Linux and Solaris on the same computer.
Microsoft is adding capabilities for RFID and EDI to its BizTalk Server business process management platform as well as making BizTalk friendlier for application developers.
Red Hat said this week it had spruced up its Red Hat Command Center server- and application-monitoring service, eliminating the need for users to maintain a Red Hat-prescribed hardware appliance to collect monitoring data.
Sun continues to work on the Java Kernel, the idea of which is to provide a subset of the Java Runtime Environment tuned to particular programs.
BEA Systems will ship the three products featured in its social computing suite geared for Web 2.0 on Monday.
IBM is making it easier to utilize its patented intellectual property to implement nearly 200 standards in SOA, Web services, security and other spaces.
IBM is working on a project to enable agile development of Web 2.0 applications, but the effort has drawn criticism because it is not an open source endeavour.
JBoss is introducing an upgrade to its open-source portal software that features integration with Google Gadgets.
Microsoft's Windows platform is losing traction as a target for application developers in North America but still is the dominant platform, according to <a href="http://www.evansdata.com/n2/index.shtml">Evans Data</a> survey results being released on Tuesday.
Zend Technologies will offer the 1.0 version of its framework for PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) Web application development, which in pre-release forms has attracted more than 1 million downloads, on Monday.