Chase Manhattan Bank is to use the BEA WebLogic family of application servers as a core technology for its online banking services.
Chase Online currently uses the BEA WebLogic Server to provide customers with access to real-time deposit account information and services over the Web. Later this year, Chase plans to also implement the BEA WebLogic Enterprise platform to provide an expanded range of services, including online loans and investments.
The clustering capability of the BEA server family was an important factor in Chase's selection, says Tony Caiazzo, vice president, e-business systems at the bank. "Providing services which are reliable and can scale to meet the growing number of our online banking customers is critical. We want to have the ability to continue to provide reliable, high-performance transactions as customer demand grows. The clustering capabilities in BEA WebLogic Server enable us to do this by simply adding servers as needed to keep pace with demand."
Caiazzo adds that Chase also had a requirement for a distributed component architecture, specifically Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) and the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (Corba), in order to tie together a variety of services currently running on diverse applications.