The Java EE 6 Tutorial, Volume I

Simplified Systems Integration

The Java EE platform is a platform-independent, full systems integration solution that creates an open marketplace in which every vendor can sell to every customer. Such a marketplace encourages vendors to compete, not by trying to lock customers into their technologies but instead by trying to outdo each other in providing products and services that benefit customers, such as better performance, better tools, or better customer support.

The Java EE 6 APIs enable systems and applications integration through the following: