Fujitsu Siemens Computers has introduced a new version of its BeanConnect adapter family within the framework of its openSEAS middleware suite to enable companies to plug their high-end openUTM transaction monitors from Fujitsu Siemens Computers and IBM CICS into J2EE application servers in a standardised way.

In compliance with the Java Connector Architecture (JCA) 1.5, each of the host applications can be integrated with modern Java applications or used as a Web service in service-oriented architectures (SOA).

One of the special advantages lies in the further dynamisation of the data centre: Host systems are no longer relegated to the role of just accepting jobs, they can now actively take advantage of new bidirectional communications options.

BeanConnect V2.0 is available for the Unix, Linux and Windows platforms.

To comply with the consistency and security requirements of host applications designed for online transaction processing (OLTP), BeanConnect V2.0 guarantees full transaction security.

In addition, the new version allows bidirectional communication, which means that either the Java components or the OLTP application can initiate a transaction. Since it supports JCA 1.5, BeanConnect can be used in combination with any JCA 1.5-compliant J2EE application server.

Thanks to the partnership with Oracle, interoperability is pre-tested with the Oracle Application Server 10g in the standard package and regular updates will also be available. Additional service packages ensure that the application will also run on other application servers.