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Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 11g running on an HP ProLiant DL785 G6 server, achieved a world record single-node result with the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark(1). This result surpasses the best IBM WebSphere SPECjAppServer2004 single node result by nearly 7 times(2). Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Database 11g achieved 9,455.17 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second). The Java Application Server was running on a HP ProLiant DL785 G6 with a Six-Core AMD Opteron(TM) 8439 SE 2.8 GHz processor and used HP StorageWorks 70 Modular Storage Arrays for external storage and HP ProCurve networking switches for connectivity. Oracle Database 11g was running on an identical hardware configuration. Both the application server and database ... (more)

Objectivity, Inc. Joins BEA Star Program to Provide BEA-Ready Massively Scalable Database

(May 20, 2002) - Objectivity, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance database engines for the management of complex data, has joined the growing list of companies in the Star Partner Program of BEA Systems, Inc. Objectivity for Java® now works with the BEA WebLogic Application Server®. It provides a BEA-Ready® solution that allows customers to use Objectivity for Java in high-performance EJB environments that must also synchronize with legacy databases. The prime role of Objectivity for Java is to provide high-performance object persistence in a heterogeneous environment.... (more)

BEA on Intel/Linux to Deliver Interactive Services to mmO2 Customers

(September 23, 2003) - BEA Systems is expanding its strategic relationship with mmO2, a provider of mobile services, under the O2 brand, to more than 18.7 million customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ireland. mmO2 selected BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 to reduce the complexity of J2EE development and provide an enhanced service delivery platform for the O2 portal and O2 Active. The portal (www.O2.co.uk) operates on Intel-based servers and Linux operating system, and plays a key role in delivering innovative text-based services to mmO2 customers. BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 on ... (more)

BEA Predicts "New World Order" Based On Middleware

According to BEA's CTO, Mark Carges, the telecommunications industry needs new middleware to help it provide customers with the mix of voice, data, and wireless services they want. The comments were made at a press conference in San Francisco yesterday, as BEA unveiled its SIP Server for telecommunications companies. According to Carges, Java application servers are not enough to helps telecommunications companies run their back-office billing systems. According to him, new application servers are needed to administer the latest, customer-facing applications and deliver new servi... (more)

BEA Embraces Sun Micro's CoolThreads Servers

BEA Systems announced that it set new world performance records with the Sun Microsystems' Sun FireTM T1000 and T2000 servers, which were formally announced in New York at an event that stressed the new system's price/performance and reduced power consumption. Although the company touts its strategic relationship with Intel on the home page of its website, BEA says it is delivering specialized enterprise infrastructure software, including BEA WebLogic 9.0 and the industry's fastest JVM JRockit, on the Sun Fire servers, "enabling BEA to pass along to its customers the tremendous p... (more)