Simplified Integration of Mainframe Business Processes in Service Oriented Architectures

    April 20, 2005

NEON Systems announced its validation and support for Oracle BPEL Process Manager through its Shadow RTE mainframe integration suite.

Shadow RTE and Oracle BPEL Process Manager provide customers with a comprehensive solution for deploying and managing cross-application business processes with both automated and human workflow steps. Native Web services support enables transparent access to mainframe business process functionality, making the combined solution ideal for creating integrated business processes that are truly portable across platforms.

Shadow RTE provides a single, unified platform in support of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Event-Driven Architectures (EDA) to enable mission critical applications and data that resides on IBM mainframes to seamlessly participate in Business Process Management (BPM) and composite application development initiatives. Oracle BPEL Process Manager is part of Oracle Business Integration, a comprehensive offering designed to meet the various challenges customers face when integrating enterprise systems and applications while moving to an SOA and Enterprise Grid infrastructure.

“With NEON Systems’ Shadow RTE and Oracle BPEL Process Manager operating in tandem, organizations have a cost effective solution to automate business processes that reside on mainframe and distributed computing environments — helping to reduce the complexity and costs to allow organizations to create a more flexible infrastructure of reusable components and services,” said Amlan Debnath, vice president, Server Technologies, Oracle. “With simplified integration, developers can more rapidly build and deploy composite applications that automate complex business processes, thereby enabling organizations to increase productivity and improve operational efficiencies.”

“Large organizations that rely on the mainframe as a critical processing platform need a comprehensive SOA solution for deploying and managing cross-application business processes. Shadow RTE is a software integration infrastructure for the IBM mainframe that works seamlessly with Oracle BPEL Process Manager to provide customers with a standard-based solution that truly spans the enterprise — from distributed applications to legacy mainframe systems — to enable them to standardize, optimize, and improve the efficiencies of their mission critical business processes,” said Mark Cresswell, president and CEO, NEON Systems.

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