Jaime Ryan in an article for ComputerWorld recommends the replacement of ESBs with lower-cost, easy-to-use and lightweight modern SOA gateways which fulfill not only the typical ESB functional requirements but also add non-functional capabilities. InfoQ spoke to Jaime Ryan to present his detailed analysis behind this reasoning.
WSO2 announced last week the launch of Stratos 1.5, a Cloud Middleware Platform, and the StratosLive PaaS. Together, they enable the development and deployment of SOA and composite applications in the Cloud. StratosLive PaaS is a new hosted service powered by WSO2 Stratos and includes an application server, an ESB, and identity server, a governance registry, a business process engine...
SOA Software entered the API management portal market with their release of the Atmosphere portal. The Atmosphere platform ensures security, robustness and availability of enterprise APIs over the right range of interface types. In this article we delve into the reason behind the evolution from enterprise SOA and cloud governance to API management and other technical details around the offering.
Software AG, one of the leaders in the SOA and BPM market acquired San Francisco based Terracotta that is behind prominent open source products such as EhCache, Big Memory and Quartz. Terracotta products fill in the application performance and scalability needs for cloud based offerings from Software AG. In this article, InfoQ talks to Ari Zilka regarding the future of this acquisition.
eBaypenSurce.org made an appearance on the open source scene with the announcement of Project Turmeric. Turmeric is a comprehensive set of design and runtime tools for a SOA implementation. Does this signal a growing trend of non-ISVs in democratizing tooling?
Open Source Software vendor, WSO2, released last month a comprehensive Eclipse-based development environment for its middleware platform. The tool simplifies the development, test and deployment of services, mediation flows and google gadgets.
Recently the Deltacloud and libCloud projects were accepted into Apache incubator status. Now it looks like Nuvem, another Cloud-related project may be coming soon. Although there may be overlaps with these other projects, it seems that Nuvem may be taking a SOA-based approach with dependency on SCA.
Mary Jo Foley is reporting that Microsoft is dropping Quadrant and is revising its plans for its M data-modeling language.
Microsoft has answered what they call “Top Ten Questions on Data”, explaining what has happened or it is going to happen to Oslo, ADO.NET Data Services, WCF, LINQ to SQL, T-SQL and other technologies.
Alfresco announces their open source, Apache 2 Licensed Business Process Managment engine, Activiti, with former jBPM lead Tom Baeyens at the helm.
A new version of the open source SCA implementation – Fabric3 - introduces many new features including improved clustering, deep integration with WebLogic application server, and improved performance support. InfoQ has conducted an interview with Metaform Systems founder and SCA contributor Jim Marino.
Much has been written about SOA Patterns and Anti-Patterns over the years, and while SOA Principles are well defined and documented, their Anti-Principles are typically ignored or overlooked. Steve Jones discusses the need for more effort to be put into anti-patterns and starts with a few of his own.
Caucho has announced that it will support the Java EE6 Web Profile in the next iteration of their lightweight application server, Resin 4.0. The Java EE6 Web Profile specifies a lighter, modern subset of the full Java EE6 specification, which must contend with backwards compatability.
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.
John Moe discusses a range of approaches to SOA, including incremental (Guerrilla) SOA. This has caused a stir in the SOA community with representatives from vendors and consultancies alike trading value-based blows (for instance which is the greatest cost, software or people?) to try to illustrate the benefits of these (their) solutions.