SilverStream Software, Inc. announced the general availability of xCommerce, a family of B2B integration server products that leverages XML, enabling companies to quickly build, integrate and deploy powerful eCommerce applications. xCommerce is a unified, complete product line that allows business analysts and developers to use XML to combine online business applications with legacy systems and data – and extend these applications across organizations and their external trading communities. xCommerce solutions help companies streamline B2B processes by managing enterprise applications and transactions across extended supply chains. xCommerce provides a number of advanced capabilities that make it easier for organizations to develop and rapidly implement e-commerce applications. Its visual integration features allow non-programming users to quickly and effectively manage highly customized trading partner relationships. xCommerce offers application connectivity so organizations can easily integrate e-commerce solutions with any XML-enabled application, as well as proprietary, host-based systems. xCommerce deploys B2B solutions into J2EE application servers, delivering enterprise-level security, scalability and reliability. xCommerce consists of: xCommerce Designer, a highly visual XML development and integration environment; xCommerce Server, a Java framework for XML integration deployment and management; and xCommerce Enterprise Enablers, a suite of adapters that provide XML-based enablement of business systems running on a variety of platforms, including IBM mainframes, AS/400 systems, relational databases, and Java-based business logic. xCommerce Server is can be deployed with J2EE application servers running on Windows NT and Unix. In addition to supporting the SilverStream Application Server, xCommerce will also support IBM’s WebSphere and other commercial application servers. These deployments exploit all native server capabilities, including thread management, connection pooling, transactions, load balancing and failover. Additionally, xCommerce supports all emerging XML vocabulary standards such as RosettaNet, OAG, ebXML and cXML. xCommerce is priced at $35,000 per server CPU. Each server CPU includes a 5-user license of xCommerce Designer, a runtime license to the SilverStream Application Server and the xCommerce Enterprise Enabler for JDBC. xCommerce is available immediately. Other Enterprise Enablers will be released during the remainder of 2000 and will be priced separately. www.silverstream.com
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