From Oracle FAQ
The company's name, BEA, was an acronym based on the first names of the company's three founders: Bill Coleman, Ed Scott and Alfred Chuang.
BEA had three major product lines:
- Tuxedo, a Transaction Oriented Middleware platform similar to IBM's CICS;
- WebLogic, a J2EE Enterprise Infrastructure platform; and
- AquaLogic, a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform.