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NXTera Legacy Middleware


Flexible middleware designed to support legacy software applications

NXTera is a powerful middleware product designed specifically to support legacy development languages and platforms, such as C, COBOL, FORTRAN. It brings the power of Multi-threading and connection pooling to legacy systems development to increase their performance and improve scalability.

NXTera middleware tools can also be used to build new applications or modernize applications built on RPC-based middlewares like Entera with improved ease of development and major performance improvements.


NXTera's high speed data access mechanism provides a 25% increase in performance as a result of improved memory management and up to a 45% increase in data throughput over Entera and other RPC-based platforms. It supports the latest operating systems, development tools, GUIs, compilers and databases.

With NXTera, companies are able to extend the value of their legacy investment in RPC-based applications, while experiencing shorter and less expensive development cycles. NXTera prepares RPC and Entera-based business logic to evolve to service oriented architectures, such as .NET, J2EE and Web services.

Entera Middleware Replacement

NXTera is an up-to-date plug-and-play replacement for the Entera middleware product Entera. NXTera builds on Entera and delivers major performance improvements. These performance improvements include better memory management, POSIX threads implementation and 40% quicker data access.

NXTera is a complete, transparent and API compatible replacement for Entera. eCube supports existing Entera implementations and enhances them with NXTera's support for new middleware standards like SOAP, XML, Web Services and messaging/ESB.

Entera Middleware History

Released in 1992 as the OEC Toolkit middleware by the Open Environment Corporation (OEC), Entera, was one of the industry's first application servers, sold as a best-of-breed multi-tiered "intelligent" middleware.

Open Environment Corporation (OEC) was one of the first companies to promote the benefits of n-tiered application architecture. Over 6 years, OEC would sell hundreds of Entera middleware licenses to Fortune 1000 customers, go public, and finally be acquired by Borland in 1997.

When IBM announced the retirement of DCE, Borland, who had never managed to successfully marshal their organization to sell and maintain Entera middleware, officially dropped support for Entera. Shortly thereafter, Borland licensed Entera source rights to eCube Systems. Formed by former OEC employees, eCube committed itself to help companies using Entera middleware to evolve to new technologies at their own pace.