Introduction to Middleware
Every One ! Today we will go through introduction to middleware.
So, Lets begin !!!
Middleware is nothing but the technology that acts as a bridge between an operating system or database and applications, especially on a network. It is a middle layer between OS and Database. In simple words, It is like a bus, it takes the data or information or request from OS and pass on to database.
Some of the technologies in Middleware.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is an open source and based on Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE) services. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is cross platform. It is used on any operating system that supports Java. The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform was developed by JBoss, now a division of Red Hat.
WebSphere is a IBM product, which is based on J2EE technology also known as “application and integration middleware”. IBM WebSphere has been available to the general market since 1998. These software products are used by end-users to create applications and integrate applications with other applications.
WebLogic Server is a Oracle product based on Java EE. Oracle acquired WebLogic Server when it purchased BEA Systems in 2008.
Websphere MQ :
IBM MQ is a family of network software products that IBM launched for the first time as an IBM product in December 1993. It was originally called MQSeries, and was renamed WebSphere MQ in 2002 to join the legacy of WebSphere products. In April 2014, it was renamed IBM MQ. IBM MQ, is IBM’s Messaging solution for Enterprise and IBM’s Message Oriented Middleware offering.
GlassFish is an open-source application server project started by Sun Microsystems for the Java EE platform and now sponsored by Oracle Corporation. The supported version is called Oracle GlassFish Server. GlassFish is free software, dual-licensed under two free software licences: the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) and the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Apache Tomcat, often referred to as Tomcat Server, is an open-source Java Servlet Container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements several Java EE specifications including Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Java EL, and WebSocket, and provides a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment in which Java code can run.
Tomcat is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation, released under the Apache License 2.0 license, and is open-source software.
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