Enterprise Mashups via Google, BEA

John Musser, October 24th, 2006

BEAAccording to this recent CNET report, “Google, BEA in enterprise portal mashup talks”, the two companies are in partnership talks on a new initiative to deliver tools for enterprise developers. The tools would allow creation of composite, mashup-style applications using BEA’s WebLogic Portal along with Google APIs like their popular maps API. The key piece for BEA is their not-yet-released “Adrenaline” technology that integrates sites outside the portal framework but still manages them within the portal context.

Regardless of how this one works-out, these sorts of deals are another step along the enterprise path as open Internet mashup techniques begin making their way behind the firewall. Expect to see a lot more of this from established enterprise tool vendors in the not too distant future.

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4 Responses to “Enterprise Mashups via Google, BEA”

October 25th, 2006
at 2:17 am
Comment by: Tony Stubblebine

At Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference 6 out of 8 keynoters used the word mashup. It was eyeopening to see how clearly this idea is on the mind of corporate strategists. Naturally, Google Maps was the big winner with several companies plotting sales data or opportunities.

October 28th, 2006
at 7:19 pm
Comment by: John Musser

Very interesting. I suspect now that SOA and ESB are older news, mashup has much more appeal as the next big thing in integration. And with maps of course…

July 17th, 2007
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Comment by: ALPEP上媒體了 « 小白的窩

[...] – Programming Web,今天介紹了BEA的ALPEP – Pages、Ensemble、Pathways。這是繼上次報導WLP Adrenaline之後,BEA第二次登上Programming Web。Programming [...]

September 1st, 2010
at 4:01 pm
Comment by: What Happened to Enterprise Mashups?

[...] a mostly downward trend since. Consider that in 2006 Google put its weight behind the idea with a potential partnership with BEA. By 2008 there was an enterprise mashups conference. And not even a year ago saw the creation of [...]

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