While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Google, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, OpSource, etc., the name Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) rarely comes to mind, unjustifiably.
While Progress itself is to blame in part for a less aggressive marketing effort (and for the-best-kept-secret-in-the-market status
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product releases); support of Linux on the client side (platform agnosticism); and to improve user experience (via flexibility of processes and user personalization). To that end, the vendor selected the following SOA technology set: For UI : Adobe Flex ; For Business Logic : OpenEdge and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE); For Application Server : OpenEdge- and J2EE-based; For ESB : a proprietary solution ( NeoGrid ); For Messaging : Sonic MQ (Message Queue) and others; For Business Intelligence (BI): a pr