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BEA Announces WebLogic 10.3


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12 -- BEA Systems Inc., a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced WebLogic Server 10.3, which will be the next release of the world's leading Java application server based on the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5. With this release, BEA will be supporting key enterprise initiatives including Web 2.0, enhancements for service-oriented architecture (SOA), as well as delivering on its microService Architecture (mSA).

BEA continues to invest in and innovate on WebLogic Server by adding key Web 2.0 capabilities that combine rich, highly interactive user interface client applications with the rock-solid enterprise foundation of WebLogic Server. SOA also continues to be a major focus for BEA in this release. WebLogic Server 10.3 will offer standards updates and interoperability with Microsoft .NET to ensure that enterprises deliver services quickly and easily. Additional features include support for Java SE 6, SAML 2 and Spring 2.1, which will provide significant control, improved security and OSS enhancements.

BEA introduced mSA last year with the goal of delivering a lightweight platform based on native SOA standards and designed to be more open, interoperable, embeddable and naturally extensible for third-party development. WebLogic Server 10.3 represents a key milestone around BEA's engineering investment in modularity with improved capabilities and new lightweight options for installation that increase developer speed and dramatically reduce the overall footprint of WebLogic Server.

"In addition to WebLogic Server's long-term leadership in the application server industry, BEA remains committed to continuously pushing the envelope in performance and speed," said Wai Wong, executive vice president of products for BEA Systems Inc. "While many of BEA's key competitors have yet to deliver a Java EE 5 compatible server, BEA WebLogic Server 10.3 will bring to market the next wave of enhancements and support for this key specification."

WebLogic Server has consistently demonstrated its No. 1 standing in performance and scalability. Earlier this year, BEA announced record-breaking benchmark performance and scalability results with WebLogic Server solidifying it as the holder of the top three SPECjAppServer2004 scores. By running BEA WebLogic Server 10 on an UltraSPARC T1 based Sun Blade 6000 Modular System, BEA achieved the overall highest SPECjAppServer2004 performance score in the industry. For more information on this score, visit www.spec.org/.

About SPEC

SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks to measure the performance of the newest generation of high-performance computers. Its membership comprises leading computer hardware and software vendors, universities, and research organizations worldwide. For complete details on benchmark results and the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, please see http://www.spec.org/.

SPEC and SPECjAppServer are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Claim based on the best overall results published on http://www.spec.org/ as of September 3, 2007. For the latest SPECjAppServer2004 results visit http://www.spec.org/.

About BEA

BEA Systems Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. Information about how BEA helps customers build a Liquid Enterprise that transforms their business can be found at bea.com.

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Source: BEA Systems Inc.

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