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P2P4B2B – Peer-to-Peer Companies Focused on Business

This directory contains listings of P2P companies that businesses should be aware of. The sites were picked for their relevance to business use of P2P technology. For the most part, sites devoted to consumer-to-consumer (C2C) file sharing are not included.

Also check out O'Reilly's OpenP2P (www.openp2p.com/), a tremendous resource for anyone wanting to keep track of the rapidly changing P2P marketplace.

You can also see the latest P2P news here.

The sites were picked for their relevance to business use of P2P technology. Sites devoted to consumer-to-consumer (C2C) file sharing are not included. See also our listing of Non-Commercial P2P Efforts, which is a subset of this directory. All links were visited and supplementary material was added in Q3, 2006.

Company or Effort

Web Site

Description

 

Quiq

www.quiq.com/

Now defunct. Collaborative customer service. Used in AskJeeves portal.

 

Quick Com

www.quickcom.com/

Now defunct. e-Courier™ uses IP Multicasting and JMS to support Guaranteed Quality of Service (GQoS) compliant, peer-to-peer networking over IP networks. More . . . 

 

Quicksilver

www.qsmessage.com/

Quicksilver Instant Messenger is an HTML-based Instant Message application that can use SSL to be secure. Involves no installation or downloadable code.

 

Qumatrix

www.qumatrix.com/

A startup in stealth mode, Qumatrix apparently will build a P2P content distribution network. Started by former employees of Web caching company, Akamai.

 

Radio Userland

radio.userland.com/

A "personal radio station," music organizer and player as well as a collaborative outliner, a writing tool that organizes stories, directories, presentations.

 

RDF 

www.w3.org/Metadata/Activity.html

The World Wide Web Consortium’s, Resource Description Framework, is a "declarative language and provides a standard way for using XML to represent metadata in the form of statements about properties and relationships of items on the Web."

 

REBOL

www.rebol.com/

Distributed computing platform Lightweight Distributed Computing (LDC) is used to create “reblets” on the REBOL/View desktop.

 

RedSwoosh

www.redswoosh.com/

A startup in stealth mode. Founded by Travis Kalanick and the ex-Scour development team.

 

Reptile

Reptile.openprivacy.com/

An Open Source reputation-enhanced personal, distributed portal that utilizes Reputation Management Framework (RMF) to filter information.

 

Resilient Edge

www.resilientedge.com/

Now defunct. The Resilient Platform and the Edge Desktop provide a platform for developers to create P2P applications. Uses JXTA.

 

ROKU 

www.roku.com/

Now defunct. Roku Platform connected information together in "context” to view, use, and share information across all devices and networks. HP was reselling.

 

RSS 0.91 

backend.userland.com/rss091

Rich Site Summary 0.91 is a lightweight syndication format for distributing news headlines that originated at Netscape.

 

RSS 1.0 

www.egroups.com/

RDF Site Summary is an XML-based lightweight modular multipurpose extensible metadata description and syndication format. RSS 1.0 is a new version of RSS 0.91 that supports extensions.

 

Sandia National Laboratories 

www.sandia.gov/

Developed a cyberagent intrusion protection application, still in the laboratory stage, which functions as a multiagent collective -- a distributed program.

 
Scale8 www.s8.com/ Scale EightSM Global Storage Service provides a virtual storage repository for storing and serving files. Based on patent-pending Scale Eight technologies, this solution enables transparent file sharing between applications at multiple customer sites with inherent disaster protection.

 

Science Communications

www.sciencecommunications.com

Now know as Mobular Technologies. Search engine for email.

 

Scour

www.scour.com/

Assets acquired by CenterSpan. Music sharing service.

 

SETI@home: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence 

setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

Along with the now defunct Popular Power, SETI@home is the poster child of distributed computing. It allows anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to take part in the search for extraterrestrial signals. It runs as a screensaver.
More . . .

 

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 

www.w3.org/TR/SOAP/

Originally developed by Microsoft and now a W3C effort, Simple Object Access Protocol) is a lightweight, XML-based, protocol for exchange of information in a decentralized, distributed environment.

 

SiteScape

www.sitescape.com/

Collaboration environment offering workflow, online discussions; shared documents and files; chat; shared calendars; and messaging. Now available with Spanish and French language support.

 

Static 

www.static.com/

Now called BlueFalcon Networks. Static Streamer™ reduces cutting bandwidth and server costs for streaming media or large file downloads using a distributed network and reflector technology that creates virtual bandwidth.

 

Sun Microsystems

www.sun.com/software/gridware/

Sun Grid Engine finds a pool of idle resources and harnesses it productively. Recently released as Open Source.

 

Symbiant Group

www.symbiantgroup.com/

New York City-based IT Services firm specializing in P2P development.

 

Texar

www.s-peer.com

Now defunct. s-Peer™ (Open Source) includes policy-based access controls, unique digital identities, security enhancements, and integrated communications tools. Uses JXTA technology.White paper. More . . .

 

TeleMessage

www.telemessage.com/

Instant Messaging, wired or wireless, to send, receive, and forward electronic voice, text, images or any other kind of document globally.

 

Tenebril

www.tenebril.com/

Parent of NetBrilliant P2P search engine.

 

Terazima

www.terazima.com/

TeraPlatform is a distributed computing framework that allows enterprises to rapidly build P2P applications.

 

theSupplyChain.com

www.thesupplychain.com/

Now defunct. ScEngine under development for supply chain P2P messaging.

 

Thinkstream

www.thinkstream.com/

Created a distributed information and commerce engine and a Public Information Network. 

 

Toadnode

www.toadnode.com/

A P2P file-sharing program with multi-language support.

 

Traceloop

www.traceloop.com/

A distributed traceroute community from Dashbit. Each member runs a client that will remotely ping other members on request to measure network response.

 

Trove List

sourceforge.net/softwaremap/trove_list.php?form_cat=286

A list of Open Source P2P projects, primarily file sharing oriented.

 

TurboLinux

www.turbolinux.com/products/enf/

Now defunct. EnFuzion cross-platform distributed computing application.

 

Ubero 

www.ubero.com/

Ubero stands for "universal binding and execution of redundant objects,” a distributed object computing platform.

 

United Devices, Inc.

www.ud.com/

Distributed computing. Currently helping with cancer research.

 

Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) 

uddi.org/

Universal Description, Discovery and Integration is a registry initiative lead by Ariba, IBM, and Microsoft to create a platform-independent, open framework for describing services, discovering businesses, and integrating business services using the Internet.

 

Uprizer

www.uprizer.com/

A startup in stealth mode founded by Freenet inventor Ian Clarke. Developing a content distribution application. Recently received $4M in funding from Intel and others.

 

uRoam

www.uroam.com/

Now part of F5, remote file access targeted to business, particularly wireless. More . . .

 

Ventrada

www.ventrada.com/

Ventrada™ is an application that gives mobile professionals access to all the files in all their storage locations, no matter where they are.

 

ViralSounds

www.viralsounds.com

A startup in stealth mode.

 

Vtel

www.vtel.com/

TurboCast Web is Webcast streaming technology for live events over an internal network or the Internet, and also can store any multimedia content for convenient, on-demand playback.

 

vTrails 

www.vtrails.com/

Uses Full Duplex Packet Cascading (FDPC), a multicasting technique that relieves Web site congestion. More . . .

 

WebDAV 

www.webdav.org/

Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers. Supported by Adobe and Macromedia.

 

WebHelp

www.webhelp.com/

P2P customer support offering wired and wireless chat.

 

WebV2 

www.webv2.com/

PeerBeans™is an application platform and network infrastructure that extends to B2B collaboration between peers in the supply chain. Incubated by Siemens, who is testing PeerBeans.

 

Wannafree

http://wannafree.com/eng/index.php3/

Now defunct. An anonymous, P2P service for untraceable speech.

 

WorldOS Corporation

www.worldos.com/

Now defunct. An on-again-off-again application server for decentralized applications now at rev 0.9. It was Open Source, but apparently a three-man show. WorldOS now does P2P consulting and the product is renamed Goa.

 

WorldStreet

www.worldstreet.com/

Now defunct. WorldStreet Net offers distributed information distribution, workflow, and contact management for securities traders. Customers include Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, and Deutsche Bank.
More . . .

 

XDegrees

www.xdegrees.com/

Claims to be working on a P2P metadata product, but appears to be offering enterprise distributed information management products. Release target is Fall 2001.

 

XMethods

www.xmethods.com/

A really slow site to load. A portal listing projects using SOAP, including some using P2P.  

XML-RPC 

www.xml-rpc.org/

A precursor to SOAP, it uses XML and remote procedure calls to communicate information from one server to another.

 

XNS (eXtensible Name Service)

www.xns.org/

An open protocol and open-source platform for universal addressing promising a permanent identifier for a data container. Also XNS is a platform for "web agents" to negotiate the exchange, linking, and synchronization of information among different parties.

 

XOBJEX

www.xobjex.com/

XOBJEX is an OS-agnostic, compact (26KB), P2P software daemon and API that contains an HTTP "listener", an HTTP "agent", and an XML parser to cause objects and components to collaborate across networks or the Internet. XOBJEX's core technology is available for download, under an OSI -approved license.

 

Yaga

www.yaga.com/

Secure file sharing. Recently bought online payments leader MagnaCash and will integrate MagnaCash’s transaction, royalty and accounting technology.

 
Zambeel www.zambeel.com/ Zambeel storage systems deliver a large, virtualized, managed pool of storage, up to hundreds of terabytes, through distributed computing.  

Zaplet

www.zaplet.com/

Collaborative applications via email. Create a Zaplet message and changes are propagated to all recipients. Also polling, voting, discussion.

 

Zembu

www.zembu.com/

Distributed architecture for database-driven applications.

 

ZeroPaid

www.zeropaid.com/

Maintains a file sharing portal listing file sharing applications.

 

Zion

www.zion.com/

JBuddy SDK is a java API for interfacing to AIM, MSN, ICQ and Yahoo instant messaging services.

 

Zodiac Networks

www.zodiacnetworks.com/

Now known as Kontiki. Started by Netscape alums and backed by Barksdale and Andreessen.

 
             

Companies A-D

Companies E-J

Companies K-P

Companies Q-Z

Last updated, June 20, 2002. Links verified June 2006.



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