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  • August 30, 2007 30 Aug'07

    SOA policy: Enterprise logic vs. application logic

    A metaphor from "The Simpsons" comes to mind when Miko Matsumura, vice president and deputy CTO for Software AG, talks about the future of service-oriented architecture (SOA) policy. He points to the episode opening where there is a car and at first...

  • August 29, 2007 29 Aug'07

    Podcast: Why does the ESB matter in SOA?

    Mulesource CEO Dave Rosenberg discusses why he thinks enterprise service bus (ESB) is a critical piece of middleware for those pursuing an SOA strategy.

  • August 28, 2007 28 Aug'07

    Java versus Microsoft for SOA

    Is Java gaining the edge over Microsoft .NET in SOA development as a recent survey indicates? Two industry analysts offer contrasting views.

  • August 15, 2007 15 Aug'07

    WebSphere CTO champions Web SOA on Project Zero

    IBM WebSphere CTO Jerry Cuomo talks about Project Zero and how the REST framework being developed in it will impact enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) by extending it out into Web-oriented architecture.

  • August 14, 2007 14 Aug'07

    Desktop Integration: The last mile for SOA

    Having the latest SOA, Ajax and Web 2.0 applications on your desktop doesn't mean they will be integrated, argues OpenSpan CEO.

  • August 13, 2007 13 Aug'07

    Sun rises in Forrester evaluation of platforms for SOA/BPM

    With the addition of technology from its SeeBeyond acquisition and the work it has done with its GlassFish open source application server, Sun Microsystems Inc. is moving up in a Forrester evaluation of application servers for SOA and BPM.

  • August 09, 2007 09 Aug'07

    CTO views SaaS as the ultimate in SOA

    The relationship between service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Software as a Service (SaaS) is blurring in real world applications to the point that one CTO sees SaaS as the prime example of what SOA can be.

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    Auto loan SOA using XML processing and ESB hardware

    Web services-based auto loan processor RouteOne LLC uses ESB hardware and XML processing to transition from a J2EE-centric enterprise integration system to service-oriented architecture (SOA).

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'07

    SOA expansion sends user scurrying for management tools

    Web services can grow quickly once an initial application is complete and can become a major IT headache without management practices and tools, as Dutch insurance company Unive discovered.

  • July 19, 2007 19 Jul'07

    Enterprise SOA versus departmental SOA

    In his role as vice president of SOA products webMethods/Software AG, Miko Matsumura, has been traveling across North America and Europe talking about service-oriented architecture (SOA) as well as teaching in the SOA Master Class that he helped ...

  • July 16, 2007 16 Jul'07

    SOA project links to mainframe batch systems

    SOA systems can include legacy mainframe batch processing systems, at least until the ancient software and hardware can be scrapped, according to the architect for Pacific Blue Cross.

  • July 06, 2007 06 Jul'07

    SOA and SaaS synthesis working in ERP and CRM spaces

    An on-demand ERP startup sees Web services-based SaaS in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) as the future of application integration and delivery.

  • June 25, 2007 25 Jun'07

    BPEL4People aims to bridge gap between humans and SOA

    Newly published BPEL4People specifications, now headed for OASIS, aim at bridging the gap between SOA-based business processes and the humans that interact with them.

  • June 19, 2007 19 Jun'07

    JMS-based SOA monitors CERN particle accelerators

    SOA event-driven monitoring system based on JMS and EJB technology watches over particle accelerators at CERN, the world's largest physics laboratory.

  • June 13, 2007 13 Jun'07

    SOA governance, security concerns drive XACML interop

    The policy requirements of service-oriented architecture (SOA) require major vendors, including IBM, Oracle and BEA Systems Inc. to demonstrate XACML interoperability.

  • May 30, 2007 30 May'07

    Burton sees the future of SOA and it is REST

    Frameworks and tooling from vendors and the open source community are aligning to make REST the next big thing in SOA, according to Burton Group analysts.

  • May 24, 2007 24 May'07

    SOA management and composite apps key for IBM Tivoli

    At IBM's Impact 2007 conference this week, Al Zollar, general manager of IBM Tivoli, stressed the need to automate management to make sure Web services work in an SOA environment.

  • May 08, 2007 08 May'07

    SOA help wanted - information architects

    SOA needs data, but analysts find enterprise architects have been slow in developing information architecture initiatives due to issues that include company politics and even IT foot dragging. Though there is optimism that this is changing.

  • April 30, 2007 30 Apr'07

    How SOA projects get funding, part one

    Where can SOA architects and developers find the money to fund their initial SOA projects? Lance Hill, vice president and general manager of the SOA team at webMethods Inc., which is in the process of being acquired by Software AG, has developed an ...

  • April 26, 2007 26 Apr'07

    Low latency high priority in SOA event handling

    Reducing transaction times is a high priority on Wall Street and architecting for low latency is becoming increasingly important for service-oriented architecture applications, analysts say.

  • April 25, 2007 25 Apr'07

    Web 2.0 lacks the business impact of SOA, Burton warns

    The hype around Web 2.0 is justified for devotees of MySpace and fans of wikipedia, but there is no good business model for its adoption by corporations, say analysts at the Burton Group.

  • April 24, 2007 24 Apr'07

    Red Hat buys MetaMatrix for SOA data integration

    Red Hat's acquisition of MetaMatrix adds data management tools and information integration technology to its JBoss development tools as part of the companies move to provide an open source "end-to-end" infrastructure for SOA development.

  • April 19, 2007 19 Apr'07

    Burton: IBM SOA registry/repository competes with UDDI

    The good news is that IBM has produced a technologically solid registry/repository, says a Burton Group report, but the bad news is that it largely ignores UDDI and works best with SOA implementations based exclusively on the WebSphere platform.

  • April 12, 2007 12 Apr'07

    Will acquisitions stifle SOA innovation?

    Startups often provide innovations in software technology, but as big SOA fish gobble up the small fry faster than you can say "food chain," is creativity dead in the water? Fear not, say industry analysts.

  • April 09, 2007 09 Apr'07

    Open source software seeks SOA interoperability

    Getting open source components to work together in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is not easy, but the newly formed Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) promises to bring some order to the interoperability chaos.

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    SCA and SDO become SOA essentials for banking system

    Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO), which last month began moving through the standards process at OASIS and JCP, are already being implemented in a bank processing system.

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Ajax powers SOA-based H&R Block tax portal

    H & R Block has built an enterprise portal to ramp up hiring for tax season using Ajax tools from Tibco, including testing tools the software vendor is announcing today.

  • March 07, 2007 07 Mar'07

    Podcast: Getting smart about 'SOA for Dummies'

    In this podcast, "Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies" co-author Judith Hurwitz discusses the need for SOA, what functionality is critical to SOA and how the SOA lifecycle diverges from the traditional application lifecycle.

  • March 01, 2007 01 Mar'07

    Burton: beyond BPEL orchestration, SOA needs choreography

    The OASIS BPEL standard is too limited for maturing SOA projects, which will need the broader capabilities promised by the emerging Web Services Choreography Description Language, the Burton Group says.

  • February 26, 2007 26 Feb'07

    Warring tribes hold SOA hostage

    Traditional enterprise architects and SOA architects and developers are like two tribes fighting over turf, according to a consultant who is trying to reconcile the warring factions that threaten service-oriented progress.

  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    Cisco Systems buys Reactivity in SOA networking play

    Cisco buys Reactivity to boost its Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) strategy as it tries to move from the network world and make a Web services play.

  • February 06, 2007 06 Feb'07

    Anne Thomas Manes: Why SOA needs UDDI now

    The original definition of Web services included SOAP, WSDL and UDDI, but the latter was often ignored, until now, as a Burton Group report says UDDI v3.0 is emerging as a key standard for SOA registry and repository technology.

  • January 22, 2007 22 Jan'07

    Miko Matsumura on SOA winners and losers for 2007

    In part 2 of this interview with Miko Matsumura, vice president of SOA marketing for webMethods Inc., he talks about the difficult task of making SOA a broad-based business initiative and how it can pay off for those who get it right.

  • January 10, 2007 10 Jan'07

    Ajax emerging as RIA alternative of choice, says Burton

    Ajax is pulling out of the pack of those rich interface technologies with Adobe holding the market for animation and streaming content, according to a Burton report released today.

  • January 09, 2007 09 Jan'07

    Forrester sees convergence of SOA and BPM

    It's not your father's EAI: a Forrester Research survey finds vendors fusing SOA, BPM and related connectivity technologies into new product category. It also ranks the leaders.

  • January 05, 2007 05 Jan'07

    Annrai O'Toole on the challenges SOA faces in 2007

    Annrai O'Toole, CEO of Cape Clear Software Inc., talks about the challenges SOA architects and developers will face in the coming year and how they might overcome them.

  • January 04, 2007 04 Jan'07

    OASIS seeks SOA reference architecture in 2007

    James Bryce Clark, director of standards development for OASIS, talks about how his organization drove a stake in the ground with its SOA Reference Model, defining what SOA is and is not.

  • November 30, 2006 30 Nov'06

    Telelogic looks to bring modeling to SOA

    The Tau 3.0 release expands Telelogic's focus from aerospace and defense into the wider enterprise SOA market.

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    SOA, Web services and BPEL converge at AT&T subsidiary

    Needing to enhance audit compliance for its application management business, software engineers at AT&T's newly acquired USi subsidiary moved from traditional workflow to a combination of SOA, Web services and BPEL.

  • November 16, 2006 16 Nov'06

    Ajax after the hype

    Yes, there was exuberance when Ajax burst on the scene in 2005, but by now it appears that the hype was justified by the benefits of the technology, although analysts see some problems.

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    SOA after the hype

    After more than a year of hype, SOA seems to be moving from concept to reality, but that reality appears to be a mixed bag of pluses and minuses, according to thought leaders.

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    ESB market report

    The enterprise service bus has become a key tool for those building an SOA. This report breaks down the ESB market and assesses its place in the SOA universe.

  • October 18, 2006 18 Oct'06

    SOA abroad: a view of technology adoption in Europe

    Visiting five countries in five days, Miko Matsumura, the new vice president of SOA marketing for webMethods Inc., evangelizes for service-oriented product creation.

  • September 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    James Gosling on Java, Web services and the devil

    Today there are thousands and thousands of Java programmers, but there was a time when there was only one, James Gosling. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. Today ...

  • September 11, 2006 11 Sep'06

    webMethods buys Infravio for SOA governance tools

    SOA is reaching an "inflection point" with an increasing number of multi-million dollar implementations that demand governance, webMethods executive says.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    SOA with J2EE and .NET: Possible, but not easy

    Washington Group International's SOA project is built on J2EE, but the engineering and construction firm couldn't ignore .NET, so it found a way to make them work together despite RPC and WSDL issues.

  • August 30, 2006 30 Aug'06

    SOA lifecycle: What are we talking about?

    What lifecycle means in traditional application development differs from what it means in the more complex world of SOA, argues Infravio's Miko Matsumura.

  • August 29, 2006 29 Aug'06

    Ajax tools from IBM and real-time Java for SOA from BEA

    Small is beautiful for IBM WebSphere Portal with wizards for Ajax development, meanwhile rival BEA is moving in real-time with Java technology for SOA.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Newcomer: SCA, JAX-WS and Ajax in Eclipse SOA project

    Back in January, SearchWebServices.com talked to Iona Technologies Inc. chief technology officer Eric Newcomer shortly after the first committee meeting for the the Eclipse Foundation SOA Tools Project (STP). As the STP committee prepares to make as...

  • August 22, 2006 22 Aug'06

    SOA metadata technology spurs webMethods to buy Cerebra

    Startup company's W3C semantic technology will provide a federated metadata repository with automated discovery for the next version of webMethods Fabric.

  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    SOA developers get Crystal Reports in total Eclipse

    Venerable Microsoft-based reporting tools now fit into the Eclipse IDE and are 100 percent Java.

  • August 09, 2006 09 Aug'06

    SOA begins with application rationalization

    A new Burton Group report advocates cutting down on application bloat as a first step toward implementing service-oriented architecture (SOA) projects.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    SOA for verticals drives IBM's purchase of Webify

    With Webify acquisition, Big Blue gains software and expertise in insurance and healthcare for its industry-specific SOA strategy.

  • July 25, 2006 25 Jul'06

    SOA gurus: .NET simpler than Java, but stuck in Windows

    Analysts see .NET/Visual Studio and Eclipse emerging as winners in the controversy over the Java EE platform's SOA viability, but warn that Microsoft is tethered by Windows.

  • July 11, 2006 11 Jul'06

    BEA bets its portal on WSRP, Ajax

    This week's release of WebLogic Portal 9.2 includes upgrade in support for OASIS WSRP standard as well as Ajax features.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Analysts see Java EE dying in an SOA world

    The Java EE platform has grown too complex for developers and is not the best choice for working with Web services in an SOA implementation, analysts from two firms argue.

  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    How The Hartford does SOA

    SOA is the product of planning not the product of marketing says the director of enterprise architecture for The Hartford.

  • June 27, 2006 27 Jun'06

    SOA project gets mother of all stress tests

    It was a dark and stormy night, 52,000 Austin Energy customers lost power and an SOA application that had just gone live came to the rescue.

  • June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    SOA creates order out of chaos @ Amazon

    Amazon CTO tells architects at Gartner conference "service orientation works" as long as developers are willing to do the work.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    Gartner analyst reveals SOA secret

    At a Gartner Summit, a distinguished analyst lets the secret out: SOA began with client/server circa 1996. Though now it's new and improved with XML standards, making it inevitable.

  • June 20, 2006 20 Jun'06

    SOA and agility go together like Google and search

    Google software architect Gregor Hohpe argues that agile development processes are a good way to keep loosely coupled SOA connected to the real world.

  • June 15, 2006 15 Jun'06

    Are BPM and SOA joined at the hip?

    In the first installment of a three-part series, SearchWebServices.com looks into why BPM and SOA find themselves increasingly joined at the hip.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    JBoss releases Seam 1.0 for SOA

    JBoss, newly christened as the "Red Hat middleware division," releases Seam 1.0, designed to be a .Net equivalent for Java developers working on SOA.

  • June 12, 2006 12 Jun'06

    Getting SOA ready for the XML boom

    Reactivity's latest XML gateway release attempts to keep pace with the exponential growth of XML Web services.

  • June 08, 2006 08 Jun'06

    Forum Systems seeks to replace "outdated" ESB

    Forum Systems DynamiX Service Enablement Platform attempts to extend ESB technology through an appliance in order to streamline messaging and enforce SOA policies.

  • June 02, 2006 02 Jun'06

    Adobe looks to bring Ajax to designers

    Seeking to add graphic designers to the Ajax community now made up largely of Java programmers, Adobe offers a preview edition of Spry, a free open source downloadable Ajax framework.

  • June 01, 2006 01 Jun'06

    SOA without jargon

    Acknowledging that business managers and executives often get lost in the jargon of SOA and then cannot understand or support projects, a BEA consultant believes it is possible to bridge the technical/non-technical gap.

  • May 30, 2006 30 May'06

    Sun's Bauhaus on open sourcing SOA technology

    Sun has been busy putting everything from its Solaris operating system to its Java technology into open source. But what about the technology from SeeBeyond that was all proprietary prior to Sun's acquisition of the company in August 2005? We get ...

  • May 26, 2006 26 May'06

    BEA goes for a SOA triple play

    The BEA vision of SOA offered by Bill Roth at JavaOne is a combination of products, people and practice.

  • May 25, 2006 25 May'06

    Bauhaus on Sun's march into SOA

    What's going on with the integration of the SeeBeyond middleware with the Sun Java platform since Sun's acquisition SeeBeyond was completed in August 2005? We get some answers in part one of a Q&A interview conducted at JavaOne with Mark Bauhaus, ...

  • May 10, 2006 10 May'06

    OASIS panel ponders: What is SOA

    Supporting standards and even the pronunciation of the acronym are still up in the air as a panel of architects concludes that SOA is still a work in progress.

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

    SOA in a box?

    British Telecom provides an SOA appliance running Sonic's ESB as part of a technology model dubbed "service-oriented infrastructure."

  • April 26, 2006 26 Apr'06

    LogicBlaze fuses SOA, Ajax to LAMP with MySQL partnership

    The open source messaging and database combo will be available for download in May.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    Georgia maps future with Ajax

    Georgia's transportation department gradually travels multi-vendor SOA route, building out a slew of Ajax Web services.

  • April 13, 2006 13 Apr'06

    Special Report: How much is that SOA in the window?, part 3

    With the advent of service-oriented architecture, the ability to orchestrate software may supplant the value of the software itself, opening up a massive consulting opportunity into which vendors are plunging.

  • April 03, 2006 03 Apr'06

    JBoss aims to fill out SOA offering

    Open source company JBoss announces new BPM, transaction and rules offerings, which helps to form what it views as an SOA starter kit.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Sonic beefs up ESB for large-scale SOA deployments

    The latest release features an Eclipse-based workbench for project lifecycle management and support for advanced Web services standards.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    Geeks speak at Eclipse conference

    Collaborative software design and the continued success of open source development became the rallying cries at EclipseCon 2006.

  • March 16, 2006 16 Mar'06

    Transamerica's SOA transformation

    At Transamerica Life, the move toward SOA has required constant evangelism in order to avoid the temptation to build expedient stovepipes.

  • February 09, 2006 09 Feb'06

    Sun unveils new SOA platform, ESB

    Sun Microsystems today slapped the ESB label onto the former SeeBeyond EAI middleware it purchased last summer. It has also been combined with Sun's portal and application server offerings.

  • February 08, 2006 08 Feb'06

    WSDL 2.0: Web services' lightning rod standard

    Four years of work have gone into creating a better version of WSDL, but it now faces questions as to whether it has changed too much and become too theoretical for practical usage.

  • February 07, 2006 07 Feb'06

    Eric Pascarello dissects Ajax security vulnerabilities

    Eric Pascarello is the co-author of "Ajax in Action" (Manning Publications, October 2005, and the author of "JavaScript: Your Visual Blueprint for Building Dynamic Web Pages", 2nd Edition (Wiley, October 2004). Pascarello is a 2002 Graduate of Penn ...

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    iWay jumps onto a crowded ESB highway

    iWay Software has debuted a new enterprise service bus, complete with a BPEL engine and Web services management, but the ESB market is broad and in upheaval.

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    British American Tobacco builds bridge from SOA to SAP

    British American Tobacco, while committed to SAP's ESA roadmap, can't delay its SOA strategy for NetWeaver deliverables, so it works to get vendors "pulling in the same direction."

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    ClearNova marries Ajax to open source

    Betting that free software will find a bigger marketplace, ClearNova Inc. will make its Java-based platform for Ajax development an open source offering.

  • January 06, 2006 06 Jan'06

    Iona's Newcomer on ESBs, XML and Web services standards, part 2

    In the second of four SearchWebServices.com Year in Preview interviews with industry experts, Iona Technologies Inc. chief technology officer Eric Newcomer talks about how the Eclipse Foundation intends to make its mark on SOA and what to expect ...

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    JBoss' Marc Fleury on SOA standards, Java and paranoia, part 2

    In the first of four SearchWebServices.com Year in Preview interviews with industry experts, JBoss Inc. CEO Marc Fleury takes a deeper look into the state of the open source movement and where it will take SOA in 2006. @17100 Read

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    SOA Essentials

    This podcast offers up a practical breakdown of service-oriented architecture, including deployment tips, design concepts and standard definitions that can be of help when making the case for SOA to your business.

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    JBoss adds Arjuna transactions to SOA stack

    JBoss Inc. has acquired the proprietary Arjuna Transaction Service Suite with the plans of turning it into an open source offering and adding to the company's developing SOA platform.

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    Scaling for humans inside an SOA

    Mindreef rolls out a Web service lifecycle collaboration platform for cross-discipline and cross-organizational service teams and service consumers.

  • December 01, 2005 01 Dec'05

    Sun frees its software

    Sun will make all of its software offerings free and part of a package with its Solaris operating system. Multiple open source projects will be built around the separate products, putting Sun on course to be an open source SOA vendor.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Forrester: ESB proving to be an SOA essential

    A recent report from Forrester Research Inc. is bullish on the enterprise service bus market, predicting steady growth for a crowded marketplace.

  • November 23, 2005 23 Nov'05

    Security patterns within a service-oriented architecture

    This paper discusses security-as-a-service within an SOA and focuses on an example of security as an infrastructure service in the context of an enterprise service bus (ESB).

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Grid concepts may help SOA scale up

    Virtualization and shared-usage technologies dovetail with SOA goals of agility and affordability.

  • November 11, 2005 11 Nov'05

    IBM donates open source development framework to Eclipse

    IBM will seed the proposed Eclipse project with a subset of the Rational Unified Process methodology and a tool set for using, adding and customizing processes

  • November 10, 2005 10 Nov'05

    Vendors look to Ajax to make SOA shine

    Integration and development vendors are racing to put an Ajax face on an SOA body. Customers can expect a steady stream of new products to hit the market in 2006.

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    The SOA maturity model gets a fresh look

    The result of a four-vendor effort, a new SOA maturity model breaks down the steps to become a service-oriented business into five levels, from building basic Web services to business automation.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Geronimo! IBM to offer open source app server

    Big Blue will enter the open source market with a J2EE application server based on Apache Geronimo.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    BEA's Carges addresses BPEL, JBI and SOA

    In part two of this Q&A, Mark Carges, BEA Systems Inc.'s CTO, delves into why BEA's taking a cautious approach on BPEL and JBI and where it wants to go beyond the AquaLogic ESB.

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    IBM repositions RUP with new Rational Method Composer

    On the heels of its proposed process framework donation to Eclipse, IBM unveils a new commercial offering that extends Rational Unified Process and adds new best practices around portfolio management, collaborative distributed development and SOA.

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