Compaq signed a reseller deal with Candle yesterday to incorporate MSMQ and MQSeries messaging into its NonStop e-Business service.
Compaq will license Candle's Roma Business Service Platform and port it to Tru64 Unix, NT and OpenVMS operating systems. In return, Candle will be given access to BEA's MessageQ technology.
The Roma architecture will enable Compaq to build a directory on top of messaging services. The company could then create an API which would remove the need for what Candle called "technical cholesterol" - hard-coded application interfaces.
Compaq aims to provide an integration service that companies can use to connect with their customers' ITsystems. While many firms are already linked to their main customers, the company is targeting the service at smaller customers.
John Kogel, vice president of research and development at Candle, said that other advantages of an integrated application framework would include reduced response time, improved security through a single authentication device, single sign-on facility and higher availability.
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