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Red Hat JBoss Middleware is a portfolio of enterprise-class application and integration middleware software products delivered by Red Hat, Inc. These software products are used by end-users to create applications, integrate applications, data and devices, and automate business processes.
Red Hat JBoss Middleware leverages community-powered innovation[clarification needed] and an open source development model to provide enterprise-class middleware software products.
Marc Fleury started the JBoss project in 1999. JBoss Group, LLC was incorporated in 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia. JBoss became a corporation under the name JBoss, Inc. in 2004. It was a C corporation headquartered in Atlanta, GA which owned the copyright and trademarks associated with JBoss.
In early 2006 Oracle Corporation, a major distributor of database software, had sought to buy JBoss Inc. for an estimated $400 million. The acquisition would have enabled Oracle to compete with rivals BEA Systems and IBM in the middleware market (Oracle eventually acquired BEA in April 2008). On April 10, 2006, however, Red Hat announced that they would buy JBoss for $420 million. The acquisition was completed in June 2006.
Anchored on the leading open source enterprise Java application server, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware is a portfolio of lightweight, cloud-friendly, enterprise-class products that are fully supported by Red Hat, Inc. The middleware portfolio for an open hybrid cloud environment enables IT organizations to accelerate application development, deployment and performance, integrate numerous applications, data and devices, and automate business processes across heterogeneous environments including physical, virtual, mobile and cloud.
Red Hat JBoss Web Server - A single solution for large-scale websites and lightweight Java web applications. Includes certified, production-ready versions of Apache Web Server, Apache Tomcat, and common connectors used in between.
Red Hat JBoss Data Grid - An intelligent, distributed data caching solution that provides fast and reliable access to frequently used data.
JBoss Developer Studio - A certified, Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for developing, testing, and deploying rich web applications, mobile web apps, transactional enterprise apps, and service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based integration apps and services.
JBoss Operations Network - A key component of our[who?] middleware's managed solutions, providing a single point of control to deploy, manage, and monitor your middleware products, applications, and services.
Red Hat JBoss Fuse - A small-footprint, flexible enterprise service bus (ESB).