Microsoft, along with a set of other software industry leaders, is attempting to make its data query protocol OData an industry standard. A proposal has been submitted to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) with the hope of generating wider adoption of this framework.
OASIS recently announced that v4.0 of the ebXML Registry and Repository standard has been approved. However, in an age where Web Services appear on the wane, REST is taken for granted, and Cloud is on everyone's lips, does ebXML have a role to play?
Leading tech vendors are working together to establish a standard for enabling “portability of cloud applications and IT services that comprise them running on complex software and hardware infrastructure.”
OASIS has just announced a public review for Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA-RAF), which defines SOA as an ecosystem supporting concerns of both business and IT.
The Apache Software foundation has announced that Apache Chemistry, an Open Source implementation of the OASIS CMIS standard, has graduated to become a top-level project.
The Open Group Conference was held in San Diego from Feb 7-11,2011. In this news item we cover highlights of the conference especially around the topics of EA, Cloud and SOA.
OASIS announces the creation of a Web Services Interoperability Member Section to accept and take over the donations from the WS-I, which recently announced that it was closing. Although the structure of the group reflects the WS-I membership, they are calling for a wider audience to help drive the work forward.
Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company Nuxeo has updated its Open Source OSGi-Based Content Management Infrastructure, adding support for JBoss 5.1, JBoss EAP, and CMIS 1.0, and introducing the Marketplace providing a distribution channel for Plug-ins.
A new set of specifications from Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) End-to-End Resource Planning (EERP) technical committee allows to specify important characteristics of services such as business quality of service, service rating and business service agreement.
A new OASIS Reference Architecture for SOA builds on the concepts and relationships defined in the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture and follows the recommended practice of describing an architecture in terms of models, views, and viewpoints. While it remains abstract in nature, it describes one possible template upon which an SOA concrete architecture can be built.
Various members of the OMG, OASIS and Open Group efforts around SOA standardization have gotten together to produce a new white paper that attempts to steer you through the range of specifications and working groups. It is deliberately implementation agnostic, staying clear of Web Services, JBI and other approaches.
OMG released a draft of SoaML, a specification for the UML Profile and Metamodel for Services. SoaML (Modeling Language) is a standard extension to UML 2 that is meant to facilitate services modeling.
Last month, OASIS published a committee draft of Reference Ontology for Semantic Service Oriented Architectures - an abstract framework for understanding significant entities and relationships between them within a Semantically-enabled Service-Oriented environment.
Jack Greenfield gave a presentation at the last PDC on the architecture of Multi-Enterprise Business Applications. He sees MEBAs as being applicable to a large number of industries and processes. In the presentation he introduced a MEBA model-driven framework that his team has set out to build.
In a new article, SOA architect Michael Poulin explains the necessity for SOA governance to ensure an SOA initiative's success, and explains the role the OASIS SOA Reference Model and the accompanying SOA Reference Architecture assign to SOA Governance. Michael observes SOA governance specifics from the enterprise perspective and illustrates them with several examples of SOA Governance policies.