Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Stackify Blog

Related Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Java IoT

Artificial Intelligence: Article

JCP EC Elections Have BEA, SAP, Nokia, IBM, Philips in the Running

It's the Time of Year Again for the JCP When the JCP is in Election Mode

It's that time of the year again when the JCP is in election mode and an update about it is more than timely. At writing time, the ratification ballot was just posted (September 27) and this year's nominees are BEA, SAP, and SAS for the Java SE/EE Executive Committee (EC) and Nokia, IBM, and Philips for the Java ME EC (www.jcpelection2005.org/jcp/ratification_ballot).

Before I share with you the nominees' qualifications, just a reminder that the JCP Elections process starts with member nominations by the JCP Program Management Office (PMO) for the vacant Ratified Seats of the two JCP ECs. Nominations are made with due regard for balanced community and regional representation. For more details, here are a few pointers to useful election information resources. You'll find a 2005 JCP Elections primer on jcp.org at http://jcp.org/en/whatsnew/elections and an overview at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, the annual online central of the JCP elections, at www.jcpelection2005.org/jcp/overview.

And the ratified ballot nominees for JCP SE/EE EC are...!

BEA Systems, Inc.
BEA's elections qualifications card mentions the company's leadership in enterprise infrastructure software, its contribution to providing standards-based platforms to accelerate the secure flow of information and services. BEA product lines - WebLogic, Tuxedo, JRockit, and the new AquaLogic family of Service Infrastructure - help customers reduce IT complexity and successfully deploy service-oriented architectures to improve business agility and efficiency.

BEA WebLogic Server, a leader in the application server market segment, has been a supporter of the Java EE Platform and its latest release is certified for J2EE 1.4. The WebLogic family of Java products are providers of Java technologies and a continued source of innovation within the Java community and have played a significant role in the success of Java in the enterprise market.

BEA has served on the Executive Committee for J2SE/J2EE since its inception and continues to be a strong supporter of Java and Java standardization. BEA has been a diligent voter in progressing new JSRs through the process and a significant contributor to improvements in both the JSPA and the JCP process document. The company also supported numerous JCP activities at JavaOne and other venues. BEA also holds leadership positions in other standards and open source organizations, which enable BEA to be even more effective on the JCP EC.

BEA has successfully completed three JSRs as Spec Lead: Java Rules Engine API (JSR 94), Streaming API for XML (JSR 173), and Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform (JSR 181). They participate in over 20 JSR Expert Groups, including JAX-WS (JSR 224), EJB3 (JSR 220), JDBC 4.0 (JSR 221), Content Repository for Java Technology (JSR 170), and Java EE5 (JSR 244).

SAP
With 12 million users and 96,400 installations, SAP is a large inter-enterprise software company and the third-largest independent software supplier overall. With this experience, SAP is positioned to guide Java to become the foundation for a next-generation service composition platform that can rapidly deliver applications that support those business processes that are most critical for a company.

SAP has been a member of the SE/EE Executive Committee since 2002 and has actively worked with other leaders in the Java industry to guide the future success of the Java platform. SAP has proposed ways to make Java simpler and easier to use by reducing the number of technical choices that Java developers face. SAP has been most active in JSRs related to the Web services space such as JAX-WS 2.0, Java Business Integration (JBI), and the SAP-led API for Web Services Policies (JSR 265). Also, SAP has facilitated the dialogue with communities outside of the JCP such as the Eclipse Foundation.

SAS
SAS provides a new generation of business intelligence software and services that create enterprise intelligence. SAS also develops solutions that are used at about 40,000 sites - including 96 of the top 100 companies on the FORTUNE Global 500 - to develop more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; to enable better, more accurate, and informed decisions; and to drive organizations forward. SAS integrates data warehousing, analytics, and traditional BI applications to create intelligence from massive amounts of data.

Java technology is a critical underpinning of the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform. Because its customers desire to run SAS software on a wide array of platforms and operating systems, Java is a natural fit for SAS. Java technology provides SAS with a solid foundation upon which to build multi-platform solutions that meet key customer requirements. The company delivers a broad range of Java-based software, from general-purpose analytical and reporting software to targeted, industry-specific, vertical-market business intelligence applications. This software is delivered to both desktop clients and the mid-tier.

Due to the multi-platform nature of SAS software and their use of Java technology, Java standards and interoperability are critical components to successful development and deployment of their software offerings. SAS believes that encouraging and supporting the development of such standards is an important part of working with the Java community. As a result, SAS has been a Java licensee partner since 1997 and has been actively involved in the Java Community Process for much of that time. SAS has participated in approximately 25 Java Specification Requests spanning both J2SE and J2EE technology, including such diverse JSRs as the J2SE umbrella JSRs (JSRs 59, 176, and 270), Java OLAP Interface (JSR 69), Data Mining (JSR 73), JSP 2.0 and Servlet 2.4 (JSRs 152 and 154), and the Portlet specification (JSR 168).

SAS believes that it brings a unique, end-user focus to the JCP Executive Committee. As a Java platform consumer rather than a platform provider, the company has an understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to deploying end-user Java applications in large-scale, enterprise environments. By participating on the JCP Executive Committee, SAS intends to collaborate with the broader Java community in helping to strengthen the Java platform and effectively drive Java standards forward.

And the ratified ballot nominees for JCP ME EC are...

IBM
IBM has been a contributor to the Java Community since 1996, bringing its breadth of resources and deep understanding of Java technologies to bear on almost every aspect of the platform's evolution. Since 1998, IBM has been a key participant and leader on numerous JSRs and has been a contributing member on both Executive Committees since their inception in 2000. IBM is heavily investing in the success of Java technology - providing Java SE ports for more than a dozen environments, delivering over 300 Java-compatible products to market, and creating the Java EE implementation in the form of WebSphere Application Server. In the Java ME space, IBM provides VM ports to more than 20 environments together with support for a broad range of configurations, profiles, and JSRs. IBM's representatives, whether leading or participating in Expert Groups and Executive Committees, will continue to use their expertise and technical resources to make contributions for the betterment of the Java Community and to help guide the Java platform's evolution and development.

More Stories By Onno Kluyt

Onno Kluyt is the chairperson of the JCP Program Management Office, Sun Microsystems.

Comments (2) View Comments

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


Most Recent Comments
SYS-CON Netherlands News Desk 11/13/05 01:51:11 PM EST

2005 JCP EC Elections With BEA, SAP, Nokia, IBM, Philips Running for Java Executive Committees. It's that time of the year again when the JCP is in election mode and an update about it is more than timely. At writing time, the ratification ballot was just posted (September 27) and this year's nominees are BEA, SAP, and SAS for the Java SE/EE Executive Committee (EC) and Nokia, IBM, and Philips for the Java ME EC (www.jcpelection2005.org/jcp/ratification_ballot).

JDJ News Desk 11/13/05 01:23:31 PM EST

2005 JCP EC Elections With BEA, SAP, Nokia, IBM, Philips Running for Java Executive Committees. It's that time of the year again when the JCP is in election mode and an update about it is more than timely. At writing time, the ratification ballot was just posted (September 27) and this year's nominees are BEA, SAP, and SAS for the Java SE/EE Executive Committee (EC) and Nokia, IBM, and Philips for the Java ME EC (www.jcpelection2005.org/jcp/ratification_ballot).

@ThingsExpo Stories
Announcing Poland #DigitalTransformation Pavilion
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
The best way to leverage your CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at CloudEXPO. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audienc...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader Sergey Grebnov provided an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, added the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor analytic...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager - it's starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.