￼For Immediate Release
Coral CEA Introduces New Ecosystem Platform for Integrating Enterprise Applications
“Jasper” Enables Organizations to Leverage Existing Systems
and Increase Services ROI
February 5, 2013, Ottawa, ON – Coral CEA, a not-for-profit Open Innovation Network composed of member companies and organizations focused on advancing platform solutions, has introduced a new platform to its partner ecosystem. The Jasper Service Bus (Jasper) leverages open source, industry standard messaging middleware to create a new unified data plane providing a dynamic, secure and scalable platform for building and integrating new Communication Enabled Applications across multiple systems.
“Moore’s Law is being eclipsed by Metcalfe’s Law,” explains Coral CEA Executive Director Brian Forbes. “The value of connected systems is now greater than the value of processing and storage. The recent phenomenal growth in data analytics, social marketing, mobility and personalization has generated some of the largest and most profitable businesses in the last few years by enabling the open exchange of data to create new value.”
Jasper helps enterprises exploit Metcalfe’s Law by enabling lightweight integration of disparate systems and data stores into new purpose-built applications. Coral CEA has opened the platform to developers, while bringing it up to enterprise-grade scalability, security and performance.
Lean development requires lean integration
Over twenty Coral CEA partners attended a recent event held in Toronto to determine how the new Jasper platform would help accelerate their business objectives.
“We know that enterprises want to become more agile with respect to innovation,” says Forbes. “Jasper enables them to adopt new lean development methodologies that mitigate risk while increasing return. Jasper was purpose-built as a horizontal platform across several markets, including transportation, healthcare, logistics and finance.”
Removing barriers to entry for new enterprise applications
“One of the greatest barriers to entry for new enterprise services is integration with existing systems and data sources,” said Mike Kelland , CEO of Tindr. “Coral CEA’s Jasper platform builds upon proven integration concepts and technologies to lower that barrier to entry. The focused ecosystem approach offers an innovative way to create value around core technology, and enables customers to benefit from the success of other customer implementations.”
Coral CEA will be working with select partners over the next several months to demonstrate Jasper’s capabilities in select markets.
“As a provider of healthcare applications, we know that aligning communications amongst applications is often a challenge, even with the many strides forward in standardization of protocols”, said Mike Branch, CEO of Inovex. “Jasper enables vendors to easily communicate with each other’s applications in a technology-agnostic manner. The platform delivers a lower barrier to entry, which will undoubtedly spur innovation, and supports an ecosystem of organizations that can work alongside each other on the Bus, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.
About Coral CEA
Coral CEA is a not-for-profit Open Innovation Network focused on building platform-based ecosystems that enable member companies to commercialize Communication Enabled Applications (CEA). Funded by the Government of Ontario, and a member of the Ontario Network of Excellence, Coral CEA’s mandate is to help entrepreneurs establish companies and create sustainable jobs in Ontario through the utilization and re-use of open infrastructure.
Public Relations, for Coral CEA
hmcculligh [at] rogers [dot] com