Harvinder Kalsi, lead architect at CISCO, shared artifacts, anecdotes and tips covering their four-step maturity process, major design concerns, and SOA platform at the last SOA consortium meeting. He also spoke about SOA success factors across people, process and technology dimensions, including the importance of business participation and business ownership of processes, policies and rules.
Nestlés Nespresso SA division, which is headquartered in Paudex, Switzerland, recently announced the successful completion the first phase of their SOA initiative 'NesOA' in just six months! Optaros and MuleSource helped define and implement a new middleware architecture called Nespresso Open Architecture, or NesOA.
Solo is a new offering from Engine Yard to run their software stack on Amazon EC2. We talked to Engine Yard's founder and architect Jayson Vantuyl to learn the differences between Solo and their present hosting services and what their target audience is.
David Conway an independent Enterprise Architect and SOA Consultant, shares his perspective on SOA readiness in an organization and gives some practical advice on what to consider before embarking on an SOA initiative.
The latest version of XAware, an open source data integration software, offers data-first design feature. XAware development team recently announced the general availability of XAware 5.2 version.
The Smooks project has been used in several ESBs for transformation techniques since the first adoption by JBossESB. However, in this article Tom Fennelly discusses how it can be used for much more than that.
With the wealth of new features and support for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, Microsoft ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP, released last week, strengthens company’s position in the ESB market.
Microsoft unveiled a major initiative today: Windows Azure. Azure is a "cloud services operating system": specifically, a single platform providing complete cloud-based development, hosting, and management services -- services for .NET managed code, SQL Server, and enterprise applications like Active Directory. Azure represents a fundamental shift in MS towards embracing cloud computing.
In this article, Todd Biske, an Enterprise Architect working for a F500 company, provides his guidance to implement a successful SOA Governance organization. He recommends a 3 step process focused on policy definition and enforcement. He also provides his perspective on the role of a SOA Center of Excellence with respect to Governance.
MuleSource, a provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, announced the general availability of Mule 2.1 Enterprise and Mule Galaxy 1.5.
Red Hat has released a new version of the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (version 4.3) and a new version of JBoss Operations Network (2.1). The new SOA Platform allows for the remote monitoring and management of open source SOA deployments while the new integrated management platform aims to improve cooperative support.
In his new article Alex Maclinovsky describes a concept of Aspect-Based SOA infrastructure. He starts from the rational for such platform and uses several examples to demonstrate the advantages of such architecture. He also explains how this platform can directly support desired SOA governance, through introduction of additional aspects, directly supporting compliance to the enterprise policies.
As the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008 draws near, Douglas Purdy, Don Box and others are dropping some information about Microsoft Oslo.
Dion Hinchcliffe writes about how SOA and WOA are actually more complimentary than competitive. According to Dion, adopting a WOA-based approach offers a lower entry barrier to developers as well as advantages over more traditional approaches to SOA. Dion believes that WOA is not synonymous with REST and that much of the anti-WOA debate is due to SOA vendors and pundits "protecting their turf".
In this post, InfoQ discusses the Appcelerator platform with Matt Quinlan, Vice President of Community Development at Appcelerator. Quinlan highlights the strengths of Appcelerator and some of its common uses.