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BEA Announces New SOA-Enabling Technology Designed to Help Customers Modernize and Transform their Business Processes


BEA Spices up Heritage Applications with SALT; Product Designed to Expose Applications as Web Services to Help Allow Customers to Seamlessly Move to SOA while Leveraging Existing Software

Core News Facts:
1.BEA continues to invest in Tuxedo, which continues to be today’s platform of choice for C, C++ and COBOL solutions that provide the backbone for the world’s leading companies, running some of the largest mission-critical transaction processing systems – including wire transfers, ATMs and telecommunications systems.
2.BEA SALT 1.1 is an SOA-enabling technology for many of the world’s most mission-critical enterprise applications.
3.BEA firmly stands behind its mission to provide the best end-to-end application infrastructure stack independent of database/data-store and enterprise application. Visit for more information and to download a copy of SALT today.

BEAWORLD 2006 – San Francisco – Sept. 19, 2006—BEA Systems, Inc., a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced the general availability of Services Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT) 1.1, which is designed to allow Tuxedo-based applications to be exposed as Web services. SALT 1.1, a native Tuxedo Web-service stack built on an open-standard SOAP implementation, is designed to help enterprise architects creating mission-critical applications to safely modernize applications to Web services. SALT 1.1 can help companies quickly move to Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) or .NET, as well as help reduce the costly process of rewriting or replacing code that was originally created in C, C++ or COBOL. Today’s announcement reaffirms BEA’s commitment to its primary mission, which is to provide the best end-to-end application infrastructure stack independent of database/data-store and enterprise application.

“We believe that all of our customers should have the ability to build flexible Web services and leverage their infrastructure of choice,” said Wai Wong, executive vice president, products, BEA Systems, Inc. “SALT is another example of our continued commitment to Tuxedo and to our customers who desire to build the needed pathways to SOA.”

Tuxedo is key component of the BEA SOA 360º platform. Announced today at BEAWorld 2006, the BEA SOA 360º platform is designed to deliver the industry’s most unified SOA platform and spans all three of BEA’s product families, AquaLogic, WebLogic®, Tuxedo and the company’s newly unveiled SOA collaborative tooling environment, BEA Workspace 360º. (See Sept. 19, 2006, press release titled “BEA Announces SOA 360º; Industry’s most unified SOA Platform to transform and optimize business.”)

Like BEA WebLogic Server’s native Web-services capability that sits on top of Java or open source frameworks, SALT runs on top of Tuxedo, helping to allow for the creation of Web services using Tuxedo-based applications. The product is geared towards Fortune 1000 companies with mission-critical enterprise IT departments in the fields of financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, government and transportation that typically rely on Tuxedo applications as the backbone for transaction processing.

"SALT provides us with a practical and cost effective migration path to SOA. As a beta customer for SALT, we were pleased with how easy it was to get the product up and running fairly quickly,” said Mariska Hoogenboom, software construction engineer at Kadaster. “Thanks to SALT’s ease of installation and configuration, it took us less than two hours to get SOAP services going, greatly exceeding our expectations of the product.”

For more information on BEA SALT 1.1 or to download a copy today, please visit See Tuxedo and other BEA products in action at BEAWorld 2006. Register today at

About BEAWorld
BEAWorld is the premier event for SOA thought leadership and is taking place in three strategic world markets spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia. The conference is designed to provide critical insights, hands on instruction, best practice strategies and opportunities for interaction with like-minded professionals, industry leaders, visionaries and expert practitioners.

In addition to working to help make SOA a successful reality, BEAWorld is the place to find the latest information on BEA’s infrastructure technologies including BEA Tuxedo®, BEA WebLogic, BEA AquaLogic, and BEA SOA 360º. This year’s show will also include a Partner Showcase, highlighting the latest and most innovative developments from the extensive BEA partner community.

The first of three planned worldwide events is scheduled to begin today, Sept. 19 at the Moscone Convention Center North in San Francisco. Two additional events are scheduled in the following cities: Prague (Oct. 11-12) and Beijing (Dec. 13-14). Visit to register today. For sponsorship information, please visit

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. BEA’s SOA 360º platform is the industry’s most unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization, in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITyTM can be found at

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