Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

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Watch out Oracle, Pivotal is offering a lighter alternative to the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) stack.

The company has collected many of its technologies into a single integrated package, called the Pivotal App Suite, that can act as a platform for running Web applications.

“What we’ve found is that most of the enterprise Java customers are deploying apps that use a small subset of the JEE stack,” said Randy MacBlane, Pivotal vice president of engineering.

The App Suite includes a number of widely-used open source technologies that Pivotal either oversees or contributes to.

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