- April 08, 2010
One sales person at IBM is no doubt having a very good week. The company just announced the inking of a modernization deal with Travelport, a company that processes travel transactions for more ...
- April 07, 2010
TIBCO recently purchased data matching vendor Netrix, which has software that learns and automates the ways users match data manually.
- April 01, 2010
Oracle released Tuxedo 11g this week, adding support for SCA, Ruby, and Python, as well as other features for SOA.
- March 24, 2010
Some have projected Java to be a likely language of the cloud. The thing is, within the Java community, there seems to be a vocal group that sees the Java Virtual Machine – rather than the Java ...
- March 22, 2010
In January, Amazon announced the Kindle Development Kit, which will enable developers to create applications running on the popular wireless-enabled portable e-book reader. Since Kindle apps will be written in Java, the greatest potential would be ...
- March 19, 2010
By Jan Stafford LAS VEGAS - Java developers and thought leaders shared ideas about the future of Java at TheServerSide Java Symposium 2010 this week. Java’s success in the future relies on ...
- March 19, 2010
Oracle’s Cameron Purdy spoke about Java and C++ in a presentation at TheServerSide Java Symposium Thursday. Purdy explained some of the advantages Java has over C++, and how these advantages helped ...
- March 16, 2010
The Apache Tuscany project provides multiple language implementations of Service Component Architecture (SCA) In this Q&A, hear how Tuscany works and what its goals are.
- March 15, 2010
Over the last decade, XML appliances have transformed from basic XML processors to broader integration tools. XML appliances offer security, message queing, and service management.
- March 08, 2010
Google App Engine has risen up from Python to support the Java programming language. This and other cloud platforms are not a natural fit when it comes to the broader Java EE framework, however. Bare-bones JVMs and lightweight Java applications may ...
- March 05, 2010
Where do architects go to learn about data integration? Author and SOA expert David Linthicum is heading up a new online community where SOA architects can share their expertise on what Linthicum ...
- February 16, 2010
To avoid launching a small IT project every time a business rule needs changing, some companies deploy a business rule engine, which can be operated by business users. But rules engines can be very time-consuming to fully implement, and some users ...
- February 03, 2010
Many enterprises used BPM to justfiy investment in SOA. Accordingly, the large SOA players have been building out BPM solutions as part of their middleware stacks.
- February 01, 2010
Oracle's David Chappell says that data grid technology is useful for building highly scalable applications. Get Chappell's take on SOA and cloud computing in this Q&A.
- January 27, 2010
As Oracle took over the Sun-originated Java language, CEO Larry Ellison said the company's success in making money on Java will hinge on its overall success in middleware. The early take is that Oracle will now feature both enterprise-enabled and ...
- January 25, 2010
A new layer of storage, the distributed data cache, may l help make data more accessible and make cloud computing a more appealing option for computation and analysis. Hear why in this podcast.
- January 22, 2010
Now that Microsoft Azure is commercially available and begins charging for use in February, Microsoft has taken its enthusiasm for cloud computing to Congress. This week Microsoft SVP Brad Smith ...
- January 20, 2010
IBM recently inked an important agreement with Panasonic, which is ditching Microsoft Exchange for IBM's LotusLive collaborative SaaS product. Panasonic will deploy LotusLive to its work force of ...
- January 15, 2010
On-premises BPM has been the norm for most enterprises, but advances in cloud computing have lead to increased interest in on-demand, software as a service (SaaS) offerings. Which approach is right for your company? Ovum analysts and BPM vendors ...
- January 13, 2010
Middleware vendor Progress Software this week announced its acquisition of business process management (BPM) provider Savvion for $49 million in cash. The move broadens the already wide scope of products offered by Progress, expanding its BPM ...
- January 11, 2010
Progress Software, a vendor of SOA, database and integration tools, announced its acquisition of business process management provider Savvion today for $49 million cash. The move broadens the ...
- January 10, 2010
On January 8 TIBCO, a provider of infrastructure and integration software, acquired Foresight for an undisclosed sum. The company brings to TIBCO experience with transaction automation software and ...
- January 07, 2010
It is interesting when Microsoft describes an Open Data Protocol (OData) protocol to let .NET clients grab data from data sources via a REST interface working with ADO.NET Data Services. It is ...
- December 29, 2009
Due to rising demand, software architects and developers are currently hard at work bringing SOA apps and ebbs into cloud computing architectures. Unfortunately, early implementers have found some roadblocks, says Jeff Genender, a well-known IT book...
- December 27, 2009
Service-oriented architecture has had an interesting year. In the beginning of the year SOA was "dead" and by the end of the year, SOA got its very own manifesto. Driven in many ways by interest in cloud computing, the SOA conversation continues. In...
- December 11, 2009
Alongside the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit 2009 in Las Vegas this week, SOA security vendor, Forum Systems released a new identity broker hardware ...
- December 01, 2009
It was a bit of a surprise when Amazon recently announced support for MySQL. To that point the company's cloud database effort was highlighted by SimpleDB, which takes a less complex approach to cloud data architecture. Still, one analyst says he is...
- November 30, 2009
OutSystems announced the availability of Agile Platform 5.0, which extends the Agile Platform's existing capabilities for building Rich Internet Applications
- November 20, 2009
The folks at SnapLogic opened SnapStore this month, which is a bit like an Apple App Store, for their data integration product. The company's product takes a platform-neutral approach to data ...
- November 18, 2009
At the Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) this year, Microsoft made headlines with its new "data marketplace," Dallas, and surprised analysts with the announcement that Azure would run ...
- November 16, 2009
Proliferation of profiles criticised by some, embraced by others. Also, Microsoft supports UML for the first time in Visual Studio 2010.
- November 11, 2009
Product will combine tools for data quality, application lifecycle management, data integration and master data management (MDM) into a single platform.
- November 09, 2009
By Rob Barry and Jack Vaughan Microsoft said it will purchase Teamprise, a company that has developed add-ons for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server (TFS). Notably, ...
- November 09, 2009
Updated version of Interstage Business Process Management includes free Interstage Cloud BPM platform for 10-user groups. Dynamic tasking capabilities are also due.
- November 03, 2009
Will the world rewrite its mass of apps for the new cloud computing architecture? At one point, Google would have you believe they would. That is not so clear now, as Amazon moves to include MySQL in its cloud.
- November 02, 2009
SOA testing vendor Crosscheck Networks has just released the SOASonar 5.0, which has added support for WS-Trust and large transfers.
- October 30, 2009
Since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in April, much speculation has surfaced about the enterprise software giant's commitment to MySQL, NetBeans and Glassfish. At Oracle Open World in October, ...
- October 29, 2009
Express Logic joined with Real-Time Logic to integrate a Web server with an RTOS. Supported are Web services including SOAP, XML-RPC and JSON-RPC.
- October 29, 2009
Legacy modernization software provider Alchemy Solutions, Inc. recently announced GA for NeoServices, a Windows-based offering that service-enables mainframes. The goal of the product is to provide a less-programmatic way to bring Web services to ...
- October 28, 2009
Data integration and business intelligence demands are spurring interest in enterprise mashup tools. Some things remain the same: Your corporate culture influences which approach you take to mashups. In each case, you need to understand your data.
- October 27, 2009
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just added support for a cloud-based MySQL database, called Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), giving developers an alternative to its own SimpleDB ...
- October 26, 2009
Two big industry players whose paths cross in strange ways are Microsoft and Oracle. They may support each others tools and data bases, but they don’t always keep the course as different products ...
- October 22, 2009
Business users call on IT to create more business process-oriented applications and an all-important Version 2.0 of BPMN begins to appear in tools offerings.
- October 22, 2009
Professor Leon Kappelman, editor of the newly released SIM Guide to Enterprise Architure, says good enterprise modeling practices may have helped prevent the global recession.
- October 20, 2009
by Rob Barry Since its launch in 1999, MercadoLibre, Latin America’s largest online marketplace, has continually outgrown its server farm. Because the company had started with Oracle DB to run its ...
- October 13, 2009
Compuware is acquiring Web testing and monitoring provider Gomez for $295 million. The deal is expected to close in November. Gomez recently explored the possibility of an IPO, but will instead ...
- October 13, 2009
At Oracle Open World, Fusion Middleware 11g emerged as a means for Oracle to integrate its diverse acquisitions.
- October 12, 2009
This month BPM vendor Cordys struck a reseller partnership with $16-billion consultancy CSC. Cordys offers BPM software-as-a-service that leverages SOA.
- October 07, 2009
Better integration of high-level modeling tools and low-level code is an objective behind the partnership of modeler No Magic and code-generation specialist Blu Age. The parties are aware of the mixed reviews UML model-driven code generation has ...
- September 30, 2009
When the US Coast Guard decided it was time to upgrade its legacy infrastructure into a full enterprise architecture, it embarked on the road to service-oriented architecture. With the SOA conversation beginning in early 2007, the USCG actually ...
- September 25, 2009
InterSystems added new features to Ensemble, a platform designed to integrate applications and establish an ESB or SOA infrastructure.
- September 22, 2009
by Rob Barry and Jack Vaughan To get a view of how cloud computing may progress, one may look at the course of data grids and distributed caching. Boutique companies such as Appistry, GigaSpace, ...
- September 22, 2009
The success of the iPhone App Store has put application development for the telecommunication industry in the limelight and telcos around the globe are leveraging SOAs to catch up. Adding to the mix, HP haadded REST support, a virtual sandbox and a ...
- September 21, 2009
by Jack Vaughan We should know that no technology fits all jobs over all times. But I will admit I thought XML might come close. The 'X' stands for 'eXtensible,' after all, so it seemed to have a ...
- September 16, 2009
According to Microsoft’s Soma Somasegar, the company released Doloto, a tool that analyzes Ajax application workloads and automatically performs code splitting of existing large web applications. ...
- September 02, 2009
With its Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 5.0, released at is yearly user conference RedHat's JBoss group is centering efforts on a core JBoss Microcontainer that can interface with a wide variety of programming models. The microcontainer lets ...
- August 28, 2009
Just as order entry has largely become the province of the end user, front-line business people may someday take on a greater role as data stewards. With widely deployed MDM, this may happen, and it may be monitored by BPM-oriented Business Process ...
- August 27, 2009
SearchSOA.com sat down recently with Ken Vollmer and Clay Richardson to talk about the interplay of BPM and SOA. Topics include how to navigate the software market for BPM products, how SOA can enhance BPM, and emerging trends in BPM, such as BPM as...
- August 27, 2009
Intalio, a provider of private cloud platforms, recently released Intalio|BPM 6.0, an integrated platform for managing business processes.
- August 27, 2009
With more moving pieces in today's Web applications, developers face the growing challenge of monitoring how their APIs are functioning. This week, Sonoa Systems of Santa Clara, Calif. released Apigee, a Web-based service it has dubbed the "Google ...
- August 25, 2009
MDM is still in its infant stages, but the issues it addresses go back years. When paired with SOA, MDM can streamline data management and prevent future issues from arising. This is part 2 of 5 in our special report on MDM and SOA.
- August 21, 2009
Of late, SOA initiatives have more often crisscrossed with BPM projects. That has only intensified the interest in MDM. Read how MDM, BPM, and SOA go hand in hand in hand.
- August 18, 2009
Semiconductor memory advances have powered a new era of portable music and mobile devices. In fact, the general ascent of computer technology has been very much based on cheaper, faster and larger ...
- August 18, 2009
Michael Ogrinz, author of Mashup Patterns: Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise, talks about how Mashup patterns can put once inaccessable data in the hands of users. This solves many problems once thought to be expensive and ...
- August 17, 2009
One expert says to use OSGi in your project as soon as you are ready, but being ready means being willing and able to adopt the additional structure OSGi requires in order to obtain its benefits, and to take the time and investment required to ...
- August 17, 2009
With enterprises giving cloud computing a close look, service management software providers have been retooling their offerings to be used in the cloud. Just this past week CA announced that a range of its management products now extend into Amazon ...
- August 14, 2009
GT Software users making Business Mapping Services (BMS) maps for CICS can say goodbye to the green screens. This month, GT announced the release of its Ivory BMS Studio IDE, which allows users to build BMS maps in a Windows GUI environment.
- August 12, 2009
VMware's acquistion of SpringSource leads one analyst to believe that Java will be brought to the cloud, perhaps as a Platform as a Service. OSGi would likely play a role.
- August 05, 2009
Last month we talked with SPSS. The company is in the news at the moment, as IBM has launched a $1-billion-plus bid to buy the firm. When we spoke, the topic was XML standards for analyzing data. ...
- August 05, 2009
zLinux is becoming a favorite tool for legacy modernization among companies looking to cut costs. Metastorm Integration Manager now supports zLinux in response to this trend.
- July 24, 2009
The Enterprise Service Bus [ESB] has been intrinsic to many SOA programs and there is a high likelihood a successful SOA program includes successful ESBs.
- July 21, 2009
At the 23d annual Enterprise Architecture Practitioner's conference in Toronto, Canada, the importance of enterprise architecture beyond the IT department is becoming clear. For a long time in a number of industries, the IT department has been ...
- July 20, 2009
By Jack Vaughan Cloud computing is not that much different than grid computing. It is rather like a subset of grid, but that is misleading because its scale is much more massive than grid. A lot ...
- July 09, 2009
When implementing a service-oriented architecture, one application development service provider says a balance between top-down and bottom-up models is needed.
- July 08, 2009
Though they have the advantage of being free, open source ESBs come with several risks.
- July 07, 2009
Ovum Analyst Tony Baer gives Oracle good marks for comprehensive integration of BEA's WebLogic, but he wonders about an apparent lack of suite-wide OSGi framework integration.
- July 01, 2009
When Oracle said it would get involved with cloud computing, Salesforce.com welcomed the competition.
- June 24, 2009
Tom Rosamilia says an iterative approach to SOA can create flexible business processes.
- June 17, 2009
A business rules management system – or BRMS – from ILOG can handle rules as services. Versions for Java and .NET support rules authoring in the ubiquitous Word and Excel environments. With a new version comes a new name for JRules: IBM ...
- June 15, 2009
As SOA grew up it developed a penchant for bigness and lateness. Now, SOA advisors remind application developers and integrators to right-size their projects for early success.
- June 11, 2009
Business process management can get gory! At least that is the case when a fish exchange looks to automate parts of its supply chain processes. Recently, the Portland Fish Exchange in Maine built ...
- June 10, 2009
Aimed at monitoring, diagnosing, and preventing performance issues across the full lifecycle - development, test and production - for mission critical applications, dynaTrace 3 (from dynaTrace) delivers new features to manage application performance...
- June 02, 2009
The call to action is to do SOA with a business focus and to bury SOA inside a larger architectural vision.
- May 22, 2009
Application Life Cycle specialist Parasoft moved recently to expand coverage of critical aspects of complex transactions extending - using the company’s terms - “through web interfaces, backend ...
- May 15, 2009
Charlotte Radiology employed the InterSystems Ensemble integration and development platform, to integrate various data feeds and addresses transformation needs in an HL7 environment.
- May 07, 2009
Russell Irwin of Standard Life lists SOA savings and benefits over several years. Still, he cautions software architects to right-size their first SOA efforts. Don't start with the Holy Grail, he suggests.
- May 06, 2009
By Jack Vaughan Packing a one-two punch, Cobol and mainframe modernization specialist MicroFocus today said it will acquire Borland for about $75 million in cash at the same time it buys ...
- May 04, 2009
The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, has released the first edition of "The SOA Source Book."
- April 29, 2009
AmberPoint has been busy, announcing support this week for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, and, earlier in the month, announcing integration with IBM WebSphere DataPower. We talked with the company ...
- April 23, 2009
Leonard Feshkens talks about the future of enterprise architecture. Feshkens' take brings light to the topic of software architecture, which, increasingly, has come to be.
- April 22, 2009
Sun Microsystem's Java assets may have more room to grow under its new Oracle umbrella, viewers suggest. Still, others voice concern about MySQL, the open source database that would join database giant Oracle's portfolio if its $7.4-billion merger ...
- April 20, 2009
Oracle's $7.4-billion offer to buy Java-originator Sun Microsystems re-arranges the enterprise Java landscape, but does not greatly disrupt the status quo, according to users and analysts.
- April 01, 2009
Business Process Management (BPM) provider Metastorm, recently released Metastorm Integration Manager Version 8.5, which better enables business users to view and interact with data and configurations.
- March 26, 2009
Together, EA and TOGAF could provide a pivotal and crucial contribution to the IT profession and society.
- March 22, 2009
Hype around Service Oriented Architecture may be subsiding, but use of SOA has spread. Sixty percent of respondents to the TechTarget SOA Survey 2009 say their current or future SOA work covers the enterprise level. Integration, BPM and cloud garner...
- March 18, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reports that IBM is in talks to purchase Sun Microsystems. It is suggested that the deal could be valued at as much as $6.5 billion. Such a deal could give IBM more sway in Java standards.
- March 11, 2009
Complex event processing (CEP) software makers Aleri and Coral8 have merged. While the company's CEP engines will continue to be offered separately, the long-term anticipation is that the two CEP engines will converge.
- March 06, 2009
REST based transactions assume that only one party to a global transaction accesses the shared state at any given time, sort of like passing a token. The other participants have no knowledge of what's going on at another participant and their ...
- March 03, 2009
At a time when SOA is experiencing some slings and arrows, it is hard to remember that not too long ago Service Oriented Architecture was a big technology buzz word.
- February 18, 2009
Open-source specialist WS02 has recast its core software offerings as the "Carbon," which uses OSGi to achieve a more modular service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework.