By Greg Wilson
Emirates Bank International (EBI) has enhanced its application integration with BEA’s WebLogic Platform 7.0.
Emirates Bank International (EBI) has enhanced its application integration with BEA’s WebLogic Platform 7.0. The middleware platform, consisting of WebLogic Server 7.0 and WebLogic Integration 7.0 will enable EBI to rapidly develop, integrate and deliver next generation services to the web.“At EBI, we strive to provide our customers with the most reliable and advanced banking services. After an extensive study of various systems, we found that BEA’s WebLogic Platform was best suited for our numerous requirements,” comments Naushad Kermalli, group systems development manager, EBI.“The banking industry in the UAE is extremely competitive and it is necessary to keep up to the industry’s technological standards. This system, which makes adequate use of the technology gives us a strategic advantage over our competitors. The platform provides us with higher availability, and is a state of the art system which is Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) compliant,” he adds.BEA WebLogic Platform 7.0 provides users with a single architecture for the development, integration and customisation of enterprise software.WebLogic Platform 7.0 enables portability across various platforms and interoperability between J2EE compliant applications. BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 supports J2EE 1.3, the latest specification from JavaSoft.BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 offers web services utilities for integrating applications. It supports conversational web services, which are the vital components of application-to-application communication. The server enables interoperability with other web services vendors ensuring that apps can be integrated in a web services based environment.“We have seen a major leap with internet banking, which has caught on rapidly since we launched me-bank,” said Nadeem Busheri, IT operations manager, EBI.“We want to be able to keep up with our customer demands and be able to provide efficiency in the banking system. We are in the process of launching two products in the first quarter of 2003 based on the BEA WebLogic Platform 7.0 to enhance our web services. Our customers will be able to benefit from high availability and better response in terms of transactions,” he adds.