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Standardization of advanced transactions

The absence of a single standard for transaction coordination and a non-proprietary royalty free standard for the industry continues to be a roadblock towards the effective exploitation of open source software in this area including the ADAPT software.

Arjuna has been driving standards adoption by co-authoring the Web Services Composite Application Framework (WS-CAF) specifications. Madrid has participated in the standards process and implemented an advanced transaction system based on the ideas in WS-CAF. Subsequently, IBM and Microsoft invited Arjuna to be an author to their own specifications - Web Services Atomic Transaction (WS-AtomicTransaction)

The benefit to the industry cannot be underplayed. As soon as these specifications are in a standards arena, there will be significant pressure from customers and analysts for some kind of amalgamation with WS-CAF. This achievement is a very good success indicator to demonstrate how Arjuna's standards participation has influenced the future shape of technical specifications and helped to provide a single royalty free specification for the industry.

Arjuna Technologies Ltd, has sold its distributed transaction monitor and web services technologies to JBoss Inc., who will open source the technology for the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS tm) in the first quarter of 2006. This open source transaction engine, with a 20-year-old pedigree, includes Arjuna's Web Services Transaction implementation, one of the few that has demonstrated interoperability with other industry leaders such as Microsoft and IBM. Arjuna's Web Services Transaction benefited from the support of the ADAPT project by its participation in open standards.

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Arjuna Technologies Ltd
Nanotechnology Centre
NE1 7RU Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom