The guys at
Atomikos, creators of the excellent JTA/XA transaction manager have decided to go open source.

We first got to know Atomikos when we integrated it with Jetty5, and we’ve also done the integration with Jetty6. We’ll be working closely together again at Webtide to provide a tightly integrated transaction manager for the Hightide open source project.

The guys at Atomikos have always been extremely helpful and knowledgeable, so we say “Welcome to open source!” and wish them the best for the future.

Atomikos Goes Open Source

3 thoughts on “Atomikos Goes Open Source

  • September 24, 2006 at 5:35 am

    Anbody know how it compares to other open source projects like JOTM or JBossTS (ArjunaTS)?


  • September 30, 2006 at 6:44 pm


    For what it’s worth (since I work at Atomikos): our focus has always been on the following:

    • ease of use and configuration (with simple demos)
    • clear documentation
    • professional support
    • From what our customers say, this is really what makes us special in the JTA crowd.

      Besides that, our products are very much alive and current: we are the first to release a real, compensation-based and actually useful transaction API for loosely-coupled web services. Once again, ease of use has been our design rule number one.


  • December 14, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    From what I can see on the Arjuna web site (, I think they had the first compensation based transaction manager (either while at HP, or subsequently when independent). Care to comment?

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