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Web services/SOA product categories

Miko Matsumura lists the potential consolidation of existing categories in Web services/SOA products.

Do you foresee any near-term change or consolidation in existing Web services/SOA product categories? Do you see any new categories emerging?

The categories seem to be consolidating into:

a. Service enablement platforms (including any services implementation languages such as .NET, JAVA, CICS, etc, but also Application platforms such as Oracle ERP and SAP).

b. Registry Repository (System of authority for service catalog, assets, processes, roles and policies).

c. Intermediaries (mediation systems including integration hubs, ESBs, brokers, WS fabric, intermediaries, smart adaptors, portal software, XML accelerator appliances, SOAP firewalls, gateways, application routers, Web Service Management systems, WS Management agents, system management systems and others).

There are many categories, but they roughly fall into these buckets.

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SOA, Web services security gaining priority at large enterprises SAN FRANCISCO -- All enterprises will have to find tools to secure Web services as Web-based languages, such as extensible markup language (XML) will be gradually introduced into system architectures. In a recent interview conducted at the Burton Group Catalyst conference, Chris Haddad, director of technical architecture at Midvale, Utah-based Burton Group discussed the growing use of XML gateway appliances and other tools enterprises are using to secure service interactions. "Developers today have the tools to produce Web services and there are a multitude of unmanaged, unsecured Web services inside an organization's data center and across its application landscape," Haddad said. "Companies are realizing that they have to gain control of this environment." In this Q&A, Haddad talks about the evolution of SOA, the introduction of Web services and how early adopters are choosing to secure the Web-based messages being sent between applications and systems.

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