IONA Technologies

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IONA Technologies, Inc.
Former type Public
Traded as NASDAQ: IONA
Industry Computer software
Consulting
IT Services
Fate Acquired
Founded 1991
Defunct 2008 (2008)
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Products IONA Artix, FuseSource Corp., Orbix, Orbacus
Website iona.com

IONA Technologies was an Irish software company. It was founded in 1991.

The company began life as a campus company in Trinity College, Dublin[1][2] and maintained headquarters in Dublin, Boston and Tokyo.

The company specialized in distributed service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure. IONA products connect systems and applications by creating a network of services without requiring a centralized server or creating an IT stack.

On 25 June 2008 it was announced that IONA would be acquired by Progress Software for about $162 million, which occurred shortly thereafter.[3]

On 24 December, 2012 Progress Software sold the IONA-related Orbix, Orbacus and Artix software product lines to Micro Focus International plc for $15 million.[4]

The open-source group was later spun out into its own entity FuseSource Corp.. This group consisted of individuals and technologies involved in the various open-source projects and communities, including those that joined as part of the acquisition of LogicBlaze.

IONA and standards[edit]

IONA was involved in the development of standards that are relevant to large-scale IT integration. IONA employs the Web service, Java, TMF and CORBA families of standards in their products, and was involved in the following standards bodies:

IONA and open source[edit]

IONA promoted both open-source and commercially licensed software, participated in several open source initiatives, and acquired LogicBlaze.[5] IONA was involved in the following open-source projects, and offered enterprise versions of the projects that are tested, certified and supported.[6] These have since become part of the FuseSource Corp. entity.

IONA products[edit]

IONA's initial integration products were built using the CORBA standard, and more recent products were built using Web services standards.

IONA's products include

  • IONA Artix – advanced SOA infrastructure suite. Components include:
    • Artix ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)
    • Artix Registry/Repository
    • Artix Orchestration
    • Artix Mainframe
    • Artix Connect for WCF
    • Artix Data Services (formally Century 24's Integration Objects (IO). C24 was acquired by IONA in March 2007. In April 2011 C24 Technologies Limited acquired the product and brand from Progress Software and relaunched the product as C24iO.[7])
  • FUSE – IONA's enterprise version of open source projects that include testing and professional services. Components include:
  • Orbix – enterprise CORBA solution
  • Orbacus – embeddable C++ CORBA ORB
  • Professional services – training, consulting, and support

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Campus Companies Programme Irish Scientist 1999
  2. ^ Irish Independent Thu, 24 Jan 2002
  3. ^ eWeek Wed, 25 June 2008
  4. ^ Micro Focus International plc 2012-12-24
  5. ^ eWeek 10 April 2007
  6. ^ ebizQ 9 July 2007
  7. ^ [1]"C24 Integration Objects" [C24iO], 6 April 2011

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