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Best Practices for SOA Governance: a User Survey

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 06, 2008

One of the key takeaways from this survey is that SOA is real and happening on a large scale. Governance was critical or moderately important for 91% of the respondents. The survey also sampled the most popular SOA standards. InfoQ spoke with Miko Matsumura, Deputy CTO of Software AG, who commented the results.

Is Technology Important for SOA Governance?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jul 29, 2008 1

Michael Stamback, who just started a new blog on SOA Governance, asked this question a couple of weeks ago. Can the introduction technology help your SOA Governance effort? or are the cultural and organizational issues simply too overwhelming?

Microsoft Releases Managed Services Engine (Repository)

by Udi Dahan on  Nov 08, 2007

The topic of virtualization has been heating up in the SOA space as more and more enterprises look for ways to harvest their existing IT assets towards new service infrastructure. Microsoft's recent silence on the issue has now made way for a community focused release of a meta-data driven service repository.

Article: Establishing a Service Governance Organization

by Stefan Tilkov on  Oct 12, 2007 4

Service Governance is an essential aspect of a successful Service Oriented Architecture. Its establishment has to be planned and tested out early in the initial phases of a SOA initiative. In this article, Jean-Jacques Dubray shows what it takes to create such a structure efficiently.

Role of Service Registries in SOA Increasing in Importance

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jun 29, 2007

Since the days of UDDIv1, the concept of service registry has evolved under the momentum of innovators and market leaders. The latest vendor to enter this market is SAP. The new SAP registry aims at supporting the alignment of business architecture, enterprise architecture and solution architecture from design time to runtime.

CentraSite: Registry/Repository and Free Community Edition

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jun 12, 2007

Software AG and Fujitsu have released CentraSite Registry/Respository 3.1. InfoQ talks to Software AG's Gerd Schneider about the role of a registry/repository in SOA and the CentraSite product in particular.

Opinion: Steve Jones's SOA Vendor Ratings

by Stefan Tilkov on  Mar 26, 2007

Steve Jones has written a blog entry where assesses the main SOA vendors' offerings, including IBM, BEA, Oracle, SAP, Sun, and Microsoft, using a wide range of categories.

What's Become of UDDI and the Service Registry?

by Hartmut Wilms on  Feb 20, 2007 2

Two years ago UDDI v3.0 became an OASIS Standard. There are only a few vendors offering Service Registries and the main players have kept quiet. Many have blogged over the death of UDDI and the community seems to have lost interest in the Service Registry vision. Today as SOA Governance has become a major topic of interest, Service Registries are about to enter the scene, again.

TIBCO Licenses Systinet Registry

by Stefan Tilkov on  Oct 31, 2006 3

EAI vendor TIBCO has announced an agreement to resell Systinet's UDDI registry, making it the third major vendor to do so after BEA and Oracle.

Record and Playback Registry Changes

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 23, 2006

Jon Galloway has released a tool that allows developers to record and playback registry changes.

freebXML 3.0 Final Released

by Miko Matsumura on  Sep 05, 2006

The freebXML Registry team announces the release of version 3.0-final of the royalty-free open source implementation of the ebXML Registry standard. InfoQ gets some information about this release from Farrukh Najmi, one of the leaders of the project.

SOA Link Adds Testing/QA Partners

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jul 11, 2006

The SOA Link initiative, started by SOA Registry vendor Infravio in May, expands to include testing and QA vendors iTKO, Mindreef, and Solstice.

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