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BEA WebLogic Server Previews Service Component Architecture in Support of Next Generation SOA and Application Composition

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEAWorld -- BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced a preview release for WebLogic Server(R) 10.3 of SCA, a set of open standards that can help enable developers to leverage SOA to assemble composite applications from heterogeneous components. This release demonstrates BEA's commitment to helping the Java EE developer with development and deployment of enterprise-grade SOA projects. BEA SCA tooling will be supported through BEA Workshop(TM) and the ability to store SCA components in an enterprise repository with AquaLogic(R) Enterprise Repository.

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BEAWorld — BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced a preview release for WebLogic Server(R) 10.3 of SCA, a set of open standards that can help enable developers to leverage SOA to assemble composite applications from heterogeneous components. This release demonstrates BEA's commitment to helping the Java EE developer with development and deployment of enterprise-grade SOA projects. BEA SCA tooling will be supported through BEA Workshop(TM) and the ability to store SCA components in an enterprise repository with AquaLogic(R) Enterprise Repository.

SCA is designed to facilitate highly adaptable IT by wrapping and standardizing heterogeneous components, making them more easily discovered and connected. It will be deployed as part of BEA WebLogic Server, allowing organizations to draw upon the server's management, reliability and scalability benefits for SCA.

"BEA has taken the industry a huge leap forward by making application composition viable," said Guy Churchward, vice president of WebLogic products, BEA Systems, Inc. "We are focused on helping to enable customers to realize the full potential of WebLogic products and SOA. BEA established itself as the enterprise Java leader in being the first major vendor to market with Java EE 5, and we're doing it again for application composition with Service Component Architecture."

In support of BEA's Genesis, a dynamic business application platform initiative that promotes the convergence of SOA, Business Process Management (BPM) and enterprise social computing, SCA can provide the ability to compose applications by assembling components without writing code. SCA is a fundamental enabling technology designed to wrap and standardize heterogeneous components making them more easily discovered and connected — characteristics that are critical for composition.

SCA can help enable organizations that have invested in SOA to take full advantage of the architecture. With application composition, building SOA services is faster, easier and more reliable; a process manageable not only by developers but business users as well.

BEA SCA is designed to enable organizations to rapidly assemble SOA services through:

— Reduced Complexity. Develop distributed service networks using plain old Java objects (POJOs). The complexities of transport level APIs are handled by SCA metadata and wire-up facilities. — Tooling support. BEA Workshop offers a single tool for users to find, create, submit, view, and configure SCA components. The Eclipse plug- ins allow direct access to BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Repository from within the environment, allowing users to work with SCA artifacts quickly and easily. — Repository capabilities. BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Repository promotes easy access to SCA components in store for quick assembly.

The SCA runtime technology preview for WebLogic Server is available today as a free download. BEA SCA and its tooling and repository support will be released in the second half of 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.bea.com/weblogic.

About BEAWorld

BEAWorld is the premier event for SOA thought leadership and is scheduled to take place in three strategic world markets spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia. The conference is designed to provide critical insights, hands-on instruction, best-practice strategies and opportunities for interaction with like-minded professionals, industry leaders, visionaries and expert practitioners.

In addition to highlighting the innovation and tangible business results BEA customers have achieved, BEAWorld is the place to find the latest information on BEA infrastructure technologies including BEA Tuxedo(R), BEA WebLogic(R), BEA AquaLogic(R) and BEA Enterprise 360. This year's event will also include a Solutions Showcase, exhibiting the latest and most innovative developments from the extensive BEA partner community.

The last of three worldwide events is scheduled to be held in Shanghai (Dec. 12-13). The first two events were held in the two following cities: San Francisco (Sept. 10-12) and Barcelona (Oct. 2-4).

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to transform their business by building a Liquid Enterprise(TM) can be found at bea.com.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including the statements regarding the preview release for WebLogic Server 10.3 of Service Component Architecture (SCA) and the features and benefits of SCA as described in detail above. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen changes in the technology, standards or marketplace for enterprise information integration software; the timing of a recovery from any economic and IT industry downturn; any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the development BEA's solutions; and any software errors related to BEA's solutions. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2007 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter by BEA from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.

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