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JBoss, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results; Professional Open Source Leader on Track to be the Middleware Standard.



ATLANTA -- JBoss, Inc., the Professional Open Source company, today announced first quarter results for 2005. Highlights include a sold-out inaugural user conference, JBoss World 2005, where the JBoss(R) Open Source Federation and JBoss Network(TM) were introduced; the release of Hibernate See hibernation mode.  3.0, a major new version of the category-leading object/relational mapping (ORM ORM - Object Role Modeling ) technology; and a comprehensive enhancement of its indemnification coverage for the entire JBoss Enterprise Middleware System (JEMS JEMS Journal of Emergency Medical Services
JEMS Judicial Enforcement Management System
JEMS Joint Embedded Messaging System (Operator configurable message translation device)
JEMS Jenks East Middle School
JEMS Joint Effects Management System
(TM)).

JBoss also expanded its partnerships with Novell, Unisys and Sun Microsystems. Novell announced plans to extend support and contribute code and engineering resources for the entire JEMS stack. As a first step, Novell will contribute its Web Services for Remote Portlets Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) is an OASIS-approved network protocol standard designed for communications with remote portlets. The WSRP specification defines a web-service interface for interacting with presentation-oriented web services.  (WSRP WSRP Web Services for Remote Portlets
WSRP Washington State Republican Party
WSRP Web Services for Remote Portals (less common)
WSRP West Semitic Research Project
WSRP Women's Studies in Religion Program
) standard-based portlet A small window on a portal page. Portlet technology allows a portal page to be customized more quickly either internally by the development team or by the end user. Portlet technology can come as an adjunct to a portal server or as optional interfaces to ERP applications.  container and portlet library to JBoss Portal, a key component of JEMS. Under a new multi-year agreement, Unisys will support the JBoss Application Server For the JBoss company itself, see .

JBoss Application Server (or JBoss AS) is a free software / open source Java EE-based application server. Because it is Java-based, JBoss AS is cross-platform, usable on any operating system that Java supports.
 on the full range of Unisys servers. Unisys has also contributed an Administration Console back to the JBoss community. JBoss and Sun expanded their collaboration on standards through a new multi-year agreement for JBoss to support the Java 2, Enterprise Edition (J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) A platform from Sun for building distributed enterprise applications. J2EE services are performed in the middle tier between the user's machine and the enterprise's databases and legacy information systems. (TM)) platform.

"In this quarter, JBoss again demonstrated its fiscal discipline and ability to execute on its vision of Professional Open Source, which is changing the way software is built, distributed and supported," said Marc Fleury, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of JBoss, Inc. "JBoss remains committed to solving customer and partner needs, delivering proven technology backed by superior services and driving technical innovation that simplifies Java development and brings the power of the J2EE platform to all developers."

Grows Customer and Partner Base

For the first quarter, a record number of customers bought Professional Support Services, including production support, training or consulting. New customers and partners include ADNEOM Technologies, Amentra, Applied Engineering Management Corporation, BlueRoads Corp., Bridges Transition Inc., CitiStreet, CoBank, Coventry Healthcare Systems, Diabol AB, Digital Map Products, Drutt Corporation, EPI-USE Systems (PTY Pty Austral & S African Proprietary ) South Africa, Express Scripts, FujiFilm e-Systems, Foundation RESTINA, Identify Software, KANA Software, KPMG KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (accounting firm)
KPMG Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
KPMG Keiner Prüft Mehr Genau (German)
KPMG Kommen Prüfen Meckern Gehen
 CT Information Technology, Lightningcast, Linmar Systems, PolicyMatter, PortBlue Corporation, Premiere Global Services, Inc., Quadrite Inc., Restena DNS (Domain Name System) A system for converting host names and domain names into IP addresses on the Internet or on local networks that use the TCP/IP protocol. For example, when a Web site address is given to the DNS either by typing a URL in a browser or behind the  LU, Sinapsi SpA, SpikeSource, SPL (1) (Systems Programming Language) The assembly language for the HP 3000 series. See assembly language for an SPL program example.

(2) (Structured Programming Language) See structured programming.

1.
 Worldgroup, Tier 2 Consulting and Wyndham International.

In response to interest from its community, JBoss established the JBoss Open Source Federation, which will extend the Professional Open Source methodology to individuals and companies, while enabling new and existing open source projects to commercialize and scale for the enterprise. The initiative will stimulate growth of an ecosystem of software and services around JEMS, with JBoss, Inc. delivering value-added services.

Simplifying Java Development

In this quarter, JBoss released several major upgrades to its JEMS products--all aimed at simplifying Java development and making the J2EE platform easy for every developer to use. Key new releases include:

--Hibernate 3.0 - This landmark release of JBoss' award-winning and standard-setting ORM technology attests to the success of the Professional Open Source model. With resources, technology direction, core development and support services from JBoss, Hibernate was able to scale from a popular open source project to enterprise-class software. Unveiled at JBoss World, Hibernate 3.0 features rich new functionality to support enterprise-level persistence. These new features include support for temporal, or historical, data; support for hand-generated SQL SQL
 in full Structured Query Language.

Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results.
; reporting and monitoring capabilities using any JMX JMX Java Management Extensions
JMX Air Jamaica Express (ICAO code)
JMX Jumbogroup Multiplex
 compatible console; support for the latest Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) A software component in Sun's J2EE platform, which provides a pure Java environment for developing and running distributed applications. EJBs are written as software modules that contain the business logic of the application. ) 3.0 draft specification; and a new Hibernate toolset based on the JBoss Eclipse IDE. A list of what's new in Hibernate 3.0 is available at http://www.hibernate.org/200.html#A3; the download is available at http://www.hibernate.org/30.html.

--EJB 3.0 Preview 5 - EJB 3.0 represents a major improvement and simplification of the J2EE platform and JBoss has been an active leader in the development of the specification. The goal of EJB 3.0 is to simplify the development of Java applications and standardize the persistence API for the Java platform. JBoss has implemented most of the major features of the EJB 3.0 Early Draft 2 specification, and with a final release expected later in 2005, developers are encouraged to download and use the EJB 3.0 Preview today. More information for the EJB 3.0 Preview release is available at http://www.jboss.com/products/ejb3.

--JBoss Eclipse IDE 1.5 Alpha - JBoss Eclipse IDE extends Eclipse with a series of plug-ins that enable programmers to develop, deploy, test and debug their JEMS-based applications within the Eclipse IDE. With a final release expected later in 2005, this JBoss Eclipse IDE Alpha release provides new features that simplify AOP (Automatic OPerator) An IRC channel host who moderates the topics, keeps online users in check and provides help for newbies unfamiliar with IRC software (mIRC, etc.). Whenever AOPs come into the channel, they inherit operator status. , EJB3, Hibernate and JBoss jBPM application development. More information for this JBoss Eclipse IDE community release is available at http://www.jboss.com/products/jbosside.

Expanded Professional Support Services

JBoss added significant enhancements to its support service offerings to better serve its growing customer base in the enterprise market. Unlike third-party packagers, JBoss Professional Support Services, which include training, consulting and professional support, are delivered by experts with direct access to the core developers of the JEMS stack. Professional Support Service highlights from the quarter include:

--JBoss Network - JBoss announced the JBoss Network, which will be the centerpiece of the JBoss Support Subscription Service offering and the standard mechanism for JBoss to deliver services to customers. This includes providing knowledge, software distribution assistance, updates, patches and new customer code across any grid of JBoss servers, as well as the management and monitoring of JBoss production systems. It will be rolled out across the JBoss customer base, and will eventually be integrated with the JBoss Open Source Federation to provide a one-stop support platform for JEMS and all related technologies.

--Comprehensive Indemnification Coverage - JBoss extended its indemnification support for the entire JBoss Enterprise Middleware System (JEMS) and further enhanced the level of coverage JBoss customers are entitled to. Under the new coverage, JBoss will provide unlimited coverage for defense, repair and replacement to protect intellectual property and pay damage claims up to four times the value of the support contract. This enhanced coverage, among the most comprehensive in the industry, gives enterprise customers accountability and peace of mind for their open source JEMS deployments.

--Support for Complete Apache Web Software - Through a partnership with Covalent co·va·lent
adj.
Of or relating to a chemical bond characterized by one or more pairs of shared electrons.
 Technologies, a steward and contributor to the Apache Software Foundation (open source, body) Apache Software Foundation - (ASF) An umbrella consortium that manages the development of the Apache web server, dozens of XML- and Java-based projects (under the name Jakarta), the Ant build tool, the Geronimo J2EE server, the SpamAssassin anti-SPAM tool, and , JBoss introduced an option allowing JBoss Application Server or Apache Tomcat support customers to add full professional support services for the Apache HTTP Server The Apache HTTP Server, commonly referred to simply as Apache, is a web server notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web. Apache was the first viable alternative to the Netscape Communications Corporation web server (currently known as Sun  (Apache Web Server See Apache. ), the most widely deployed web server in Fortune 500 enterprises. With this new option, in addition to support services for Apache Tomcat 5.5 and the Tomcat A popular Java servlet container from the Apache Jakarta project. Tomcat uses the Jasper converter to turn JSPs into servlets for execution. Tomcat is widely used with the JBoss application server. For more information, visit http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat. See Jakarta and JBoss.  Web Server Connector (mod_jk), JBoss now offers enterprise customers a complete support package for Apache Web software--all from one trusted source.

--Training - JBoss successfully conducted dozens of public and private, on-site training courses, including newly introduced courses for JBoss jBPM and Apache Tomcat. JBoss has also expanded training sessions internationally with the help of JBoss Authorized Service Partners (JASPs). Look for courses in Q2 2005 in Amsterdam, Cape Town, Helsinki, Hyderabad, Munich, Nagoya and Stuttgart. See the current schedule at http://www.jboss.com/services/training/schedule.

--Online Education - JBoss continues to offer insightful free Webinars on industry issues and JBoss core technology. For a schedule of upcoming and archived Webinars, please visit http://www.jboss.com/services/online_education.

About JBoss, Inc.

Through its Professional Open Source model, JBoss, Inc. is making open source a safe choice for the enterprise. JBoss provides the resources, technology direction, core development and support services that enable popular open source projects to scale into enterprise-class open source software. These projects include JBoss Application Server, Hibernate, JBoss jBPM, JBoss Portal, JBoss Eclipse IDE and Apache Tomcat, which are core components of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware System (JEMS). Companies like Corporate Express, La Quinta and Nielsen Media Research rely on JEMS for mission-critical enterprise applications. Partners embedding JEMS and reselling JBoss services include Computer Associates, HP, Novell and Unisys. JBoss has headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Neuchatel, Switzerland. For additional information, please visit www.jboss.com.

JBoss is a registered trademark and JEMS and JBoss Network are trademarks of JBoss, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Java and J2EE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks herein are property of their respective owners.
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