Digital Equipment Corp (DEC) will announce tomorrow that it has sold its ObjectBroker object request broker (Orb), DECmessageQ message-oriented middleware and other related software to Bea Systems, in return for an equity stake.
DEC will continue to put research and development money into optimising the software for its Alpha hardware and will become a tier one port for all of Bea?s software.
Bea will also port its Tuxedo transaction processing monitor to DEC?s OpenVMS operating system on top of Digital Unix and NT, which it already supports.
The companies will undertake joint sales and marketing initiatives for Object Broker, DECmessageQ and Tuxedo.
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