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‘Web Services Journal’ readers recognise Sonic for ‘Best Web Services Middleware’, ‘Best Web Services Foundation Platform’ and ‘Best Web Services Book’

NEW YORK, N.Y.; Web Services EDGE East Conference 2002 ?June 26, 2002?Progress Software subsidiary Sonic Software, the world’s fastest growing Internet middleware company, received three first place awards in Web Services Journal’s First Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. SonicXQ, distributed throughout Europe by Progress Software, beat rival products from IBM and BEA in taking first place awards for Best Web Services Middleware and Best Web Services Foundation. Additionally, the publication’s readers honoured “Java Web Services” co-author David Chappell and publisher O’Reilly & Associates for Best Web Services Book. The announcements were made at this week’s Web Services EDGE East conference in New York City.

SonicXQ™ was selected as Best Web Services Middleware and Best Web Services Foundation Platform. The SonicXQ Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) provides a standards-based service-oriented architecture for business integration using Web services and the J2EE™ Connector Architecture (JCA). SonicXQ is the first product to deliver a commercial implementation of such architecture.

SonicXQ increases business agility by making it easier for organisations to incorporate new applications and services into their business, and Sonic’s standards-based approach to distributed integration is more flexible and cost effective than using integration brokers or application servers. SonicXQ’s distributed architecture is unique, allowing systems architects to locate integration services, such as transformation, anywhere within the ESB and to scale these services independently of one another.

Web Services Journal readers selected “Java Web Services” (O’Reilly & Associates, 2002) as the Best Web Services Book. Co-authored by David Chappell, vice president and chief technology evangelist for Sonic Software, “Java Web Services” examines today’s key Web services technologies and shows developers how to use Web services in real-world deployments.

About Sonic products

In Europe, products of Sonic Software – the fastest growing messaging middleware company - are distributed by parent company Progress Software.

Sonic products enable reliable interoperability of software applications within and across enterprises based on Web services and Internet messaging standards. They also provide advanced security capabilities, high performance, scalability and guaranteed delivery of mission-critical information.

Progress Software is a global supplier of software and services that simplify the development, deployment, integration, and management of business applications.

Information on Sonic products is available in the UK from Progress Software on 01753 216300 or on the Web at http://www.sonicsoftware.com



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Saffron Communications
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