JBoss (company)

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Red Hat JBoss Middleware is a portfolio of enterprise-class application and integration middleware software products delivered by Red Hat, Inc. These software products are used by end users to create applications; integrate applications, data, and devices; and automate business processes. Red Hat JBoss Middleware uses an open source development model.


Marc Fleury started the JBoss project in 1999. JBoss Group, LLC was incorporated in 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia. JBoss became a corporation under the name JBoss, Inc. in 2004. It was a C corporation headquartered in Atlanta, GA that owned the copyright and trademarks associated with JBoss.

In early 2006 Oracle Corporation, a major distributor of database software, sought to buy JBoss Inc. for an estimated $400 million. The acquisition would have enabled Oracle to compete with rivals BEA Systems and IBM in the middleware market (Oracle eventually acquired BEA in April 2008). On April 10, 2006, however, Red Hat announced that they would buy JBoss for $420 million.[1] The acquisition was completed in June 2006.[2]


Anchored on the open source enterprise Java application server, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Middleware is a portfolio of lightweight[citation needed], cloud-friendly[citation needed], enterprise-class[citation needed] products that are fully supported by Red Hat, Inc.[citation needed] The middleware portfolio for an open hybrid cloud environment[citation needed] enables IT organizations to accelerate application development, deployment and performance, integrate numerous applications, data and devices, and automate business processes across heterogeneous environments including physical, virtual, mobile and cloud.[citation needed]

The Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio of products includes:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform - Enhances the Wildfly application server community project to provide a fully certified Java™ EE 6 container that includes everything needed to build, run, and manage Java-based services.[citation needed]
  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server - A single solution for large-scale websites and lightweight Java web applications. Includes certified, production-ready versions of Apache Web Server, Apache Tomcat, and common connectors used in between.
  • Red Hat JBoss Data Grid - An intelligent, distributed data caching solution that provides fast and reliable access to frequently used data.
  • picketlink PicketLink is an umbrella project for security and identity management for Java Applications
  • Keycloak an out-of-the-box solution for security, Single sign-on. It is a project included in the Picketlink umbrella.
  • JBoss Developer Studio - A certified, Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for developing, testing, and deploying web applications, mobile web apps, transactional enterprise apps, and service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based integration apps and services.
  • JBoss Operations Network - A key component of Red Hat's middleware management solutions that provides a single point of control to deploy, manage, and monitor middleware products, applications, and services.
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse - A small-footprint, flexible enterprise service bus (ESB).
  • Red Hat JBoss A-MQ - A small-footprint,[3] high-performance[citation needed] messaging platform.
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works - An SOA integration suite that lets users build, deploy, integrate, and present applications and services.
  • Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization - An integration platform that unifies data from disparate sources into a single source and exposes the data as a reusable service.
  • Red Hat JBoss BRMS - A business rules management system (BRMS) that gives business decision makers the ability to quickly create and change business rules.
  • Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite - A business process and decision management platform that combines business rules management, business process management (BPM), and complex event processing.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Red Hat Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire JBoss". Red Hat. 2006-04-10. Retrieved 2007-03-22. Open source leaders agree to join to drive down the cost of developing and deploying web-enabled applications 
  2. ^ "Red Hat Completes Acquisition of JBoss". Red Hat. 2006-06-05. Retrieved 2007-03-22. Open source leader enables a low-cost path to service-oriented architectures 
  3. ^ "Red Hat JBoss A-MQ Hardware Requirements". Red Hat. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-21.