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Red Hat Middleware is a family of lightweight, cloud-friendly, enterprise-grade products that help you innovate faster and smarter. It bridges your applications to Red Hat's trusted infrastructure.

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Why Red Hat Middleware?

The Red Hat portfolio of middleware products gives developers, architects, and IT leaders the ability to create, integrate, and automate applications. The portfolio has been engineered together to help develop, implement and run business applications cost-effectively at scale. Red Hat Middleware can run on-site, in the cloud, or within a container platform, like Red Hat OpenShift.

The Red Hat Middleware portfolio consists of 3 product sets that help you create a connected and flexible application environment.


Red Hat Runtimes is a set of products, tools, and components for developing and maintaining cloud-native applications. It offers lightweight runtimes and frameworks for highly-distributed cloud architectures, such as microservices.

Create superpowered cloud-native applications with Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces

A collaborative Kubernetes-native development solution that delivers OpenShift workspaces and in-browser IDE for rapid cloud application development.



Hello World for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces

This page helps you get started with Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces.


Sharing your Container Development Environment with Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces

Resources to help you make the most of CodeReady Workspaces.


Technical solution patterns

Event-driven data management for Microservices

Event-driven data architecture is a way of designing applications and services to respond in real-time based on individual event notification information.

Reactive applications

Reactive applications are responsive, resilient, elastic and message-driven. They guarantee easy replication and non-blocking communication.

API lifecycles

APIs are central to mobile applications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. It is essential to deal with full API lifecycle management.

Middleware community



The kubernetes-native framework Quarkus has a container-first design, optimizing it for low memory usage and fast startup times with first class support for Graal/SubstrateVM, build time metadata processing, reduction in reflection usage, and native image pre-boot.


Drools is a Business Rules Management System solution that provides a core Business Rules Engine, web authoring and rules management application, full runtime support for Decision Model and Notation, and an Eclipse IDE plugin.


Infinispan is a distributed in-memory key/value data store with optional schema, available under the Apache License 2.0.


jBPM is a toolkit for building business applications to help automate business processes and decisions.

Camel K

Apache Camel K is a lightweight integration framework built from Apache Camel that runs natively on Kubernetes and is specifically designed for serverless and microservice architectures.



The Strimzi project provides a way to run an Apache Kafka cluster on Kubernetes in various deployment configurations. Getting up and running with an Apache Kafka cluster on Kubernetes is simple, with Strimzi.


Add authentication to applications and secure services with minimum fuss. No need to deal with storing users or authenticating users - it’s all available out of the box.


OptaPlanner is an AI constraint solver that optimizes planning and scheduling problems, such as the vehicle routing problem, employee rostering, maintenance scheduling, task assignment, and more.


Syndesis can connect to any service you use with a a rich set of connectors out of the box. And if what you need doesn’t exist - a friendly developer will create one for you.


Debezium is an open source distributed platform for change data capture. Start it up, point it at your databases, and your apps can start responding to all of the inserts, updates, and deletes that other apps commit to your databases. Debezium is durable and fast, so your apps can respond quickly and never miss an event, even when things go wrong.



Kogito is a business automation project designed to run at scale on cloud infrastructure. The cloud is where your business logic lives. The latest technologies in Kogito provide fast boot times and instant scaling on orchestration platforms.


Thorntail is an innovative way to package and run Java EE applications by packaging them with just enough of the server runtime to “java -jar” your application. It’s MicroProfile compatible, too.


Teiid is a Java component that can be embedded in your Java application to provide integrated access to multiple data sources through a single uniform API.


WildFly is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications.

Latest Middleware articles

What's coming for Node.js developers at NearForm event

What's coming for Node.js developers at NearForm event

March 23, 2021

Red Hat is sponsoring the very first NearForm Presents event on Mar. 31, hosted by IBM. This online event will feature four talks on interesting topics related to Node.js Core, along with exciting workshop options. Our Node.js team is very active in the Node.js project and will present great content in these two talks: Consuming […]

Monitor Node.js applications on Red Hat OpenShift with Prometheus

Monitor Node.js applications on Red Hat OpenShift with Prometheus

March 22, 2021

A great thing about Node.js is how well it performs inside a container. With the shift to containerized deployments and environments comes extra complexity. One such complexity is observing what’s going on within your application and its resources, and when resource use is outside of the expected norms. Prometheus is a tool that developers can […]

An introduction to JavaScript SDK for CloudEvents

An introduction to JavaScript SDK for CloudEvents

March 9, 2021

In today’s world of serverless functions and microservices, events are everywhere. The problem is that they are described differently depending on the producer technology you use. Without a common standard, the burden is on developers to constantly relearn how to consume events. Not having a standard also makes it more difficult for authors of libraries […]

Deploying Node.js applications to Kubernetes with Nodeshift and Minikube

Deploying Node.js applications to Kubernetes with Nodeshift and Minikube

March 9, 2021

In a previous article, I showed how easy it was to deploy a Node.js application during development to Red Hat OpenShift using the Nodeshift command-line interface (CLI). In this article, we will take a look at using Nodeshift to deploy Node.js applications to vanilla Kubernetes—specifically, with Minikube. Getting started If you want to follow along […]

Introduction to the Node.js reference architecture, Part 1: Overview

Introduction to the Node.js reference architecture, Part 1: Overview

March 8, 2021

Welcome to this new series introducing the Node.js reference architecture from Red Hat and IBM. This article is an overview of our reasons for developing the Node.js reference architecture—both what we hope the architecture will offer our developer community and what we do not intend it to do. Future articles will offer a detailed look […]

Making environment variables accessible in front-end containers

Making environment variables accessible in front-end containers

March 4, 2021

When building a container for a single-page application using any modern JavaScript framework (such as Angular, React, or Vue.js), you might find that the configuration settings are different depending on where the container will run. A typical case would be the base URL for your API, which will differ depending on whether you are testing […]

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Mark Little, Vice President Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat & Mike Piech, Vice President & General Manager, Middleware, Red Hat talk with Stu Miniman and John Walls at Red Hat Summit 2019 in Boston, MA.