In recent days, Hewlett Packard has announced agreements for strategic alliances, technology licensing, and/or joint product development of middleware products with TIBCO Software, IONA Technologies, and webMethods. Industry rumors indicate that HP is trying to acquire an EAI vendor to complete its push towards a complete application server product. Who will it be?
terms of purchasing an EAI vendor, the jury is still out. Some industry sources have indicated that New Era of Networks ( NEON ) was being considered, but Sybase has taken that vendor out of play. Other possibilities, depending on exactly what functionalities HP decides to shop for, may include Mercator Software , IONA, Vitria, or TIBCO. User Recommendations Over the course of the last two years, the Application Integration market (loosely defined by TEC as including EAI, IAI, B2Bi, and A2A applications)