About the Author
Jeff Davies, principal architect at BEA Systems AquaLogic, has 20 years of experience in the software field. Jeff has extensive experience developing retail applications, such as Act! for Windows and Macintosh and a number of other commercially available applications, principally in the telecommunications and medical fields. His background also includes the development, design, and architecture of enterprise applications. Prior to joining BEA Systems, Jeff was the chief architect at Covad Communications, responsible for their service-oriented architecture and the acquisition and deployment of Covad's Enterprise Service Bus. Now at BEA, Jeff is focused on the AquaLogic product line.
Samrat Ray has over 10 years of experience in the architecture, design and implementation of Java/J2EE based enterprise software. Samrat is a product manager at Oracle Corporation, where he is responsible for RASP (Reliability, Availability, Scalability, Performance) aspects of multiple products in the SOA Suite. As the performance architect for AquaLogic Service Bus at BEA Systems, Samrat has been a key contributor to the architecture and design of the product. He is responsible for multiple innovative features that enable users to build scalable and flexible service-oriented architectures using Oracle Service Bus. Samrat has extensive experience in the areas of high-volume transaction processing and high-performance message-oriented systems.
David Rieber has more than 14 years of experience working on software development. David has been a member of the BEA AquaLogic Service Bus team since its inception. David is the security architect for AquaLogic Service Bus (ALSB), and has designed and implemented its security model, as well as influenced other core functionality in ALSB. Prior to joining BEA Systems, David was a senior software developer at Sun Microsystems, where he worked on Sun's HotSpot Java Virtual Machine. David has a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University.