Case Study: Success with SOA at CISCO

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 30, 2009

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.


Optaros and MuleSource Help Nespresso With Next-Generation SOA Solution

by Dilip Krishnan Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 30, 2009

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: Engine Yard on Amazon EC2

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 22, 2009

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.


Evaluating SOA Readiness: A Perspective

by Dilip Krishnan Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 21, 2009

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.


Data Integration Software XAware 5.2 Supports Data-First Design and Data Services Design Wizard

by Srini Penchikala Follow 31 Followers on  Jan 06, 2009

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.


Article: Structured Event Streaming with Smooks

by Mark Little Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 26, 2008 17

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.


Microsoft ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP‏

by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 18, 2008

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.


Introducing Windows Azure - Cloud Services Platform!

by Jonathan Allen Follow 463 Followers on  Oct 27, 2008

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.


Implementing SOA Governance

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 27, 2008 1

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.


Mule 2.1 Enterprise and Mule Galaxy 1.5 Enterprise Released

by Dilip Krishnan Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 21, 2008

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.


JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1 Released

by Dio Synodinos Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 15, 2008 4

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.


Quest for True SOA

by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 11, 2008 1

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.


Oslo Unveiled

by Hartmut Wilms Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 11, 2008 3

As the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008 draws near, Douglas Purdy, Don Box and others are dropping some information about Microsoft Oslo.


SOA Adopting WOA?

by Mark Little Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 10, 2008 5

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".


Overview of the Appcelerator RIA Platform

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 07, 2008 2

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.

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