Gartner Research

Who's Who in Middleware, 1Q04

Published: 29 March 2004

ID: G00120308

Analyst(s): Bill Gassman, Gene Phifer , Benoit Lheureux , David McCoy , Mark R. Gilbert, Jim Sinur, L. Frank Kenney, Yefim Natis , Ted Friedman , W. Roy Schulte , Jess Thompson, Massimo Pezzini


For many, the term "middleware" is ambiguous and, therefore, requires definition before discussion. Gartner's definition of middleware provides a comprehensive taxonomy of middleware functionality and middleware products.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Middleware Functionality
    • Basic Middleware Functionality
    • Integration Middleware Functionality
    • Integrating Application Functionality
  • Middleware Products
    • Comparing Products to Integration Middleware Functionality
    • Communication Middleware Products
    • Platform Middleware Products
    • Integration Middleware Products
    • Integrating Application Products
    • Integration as a Service
  • Acronym Key

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