SOA Talk:

February, 2010


February 23, 2010  8:55 PM

Complex Event Processing with streaming databases

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

Startup StreamBase Systems attacks the CEP space with a unique streaming database architecture that allows data records to be processed before they are stored. The company set up an exchange for CEP developers looking to share components and the like.

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February 23, 2010  4:48 PM

Happy birthday, Ajax – son of SOA

Jack Vaughan Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

By Jack Vaughan XML-based Web services were the most direct antecedent for SOA. They also spawned Ajax, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. We often tend to focus on the server-side advances in services, but we should not overlook the services advances on the front-end, and Ajax is chief among...


February 18, 2010  8:18 PM

Happy birthday Ajax

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, more commonly called Ajax, turned five today. As SearchSOA.com reports, it was on Feb. 18, 2005 that user interface expert Jesse James Garrett first coined the term. As the story goes, Garrett had developed a prototype Ajax application for a client. The...


February 17, 2010  12:09 AM

Data integration market adopting the App Store model

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

Data integration is an area filled with too many types of implementations for a single vendor to cover all the bases. And vendors are starting to realize this. Both SnapLogic and Informatica are in the early stages of developing their own data integration marketplaces, which are similar to Apple's...


February 15, 2010  9:05 PM

Oracle continues acquisition trail with telco service broker

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

Oracle announced on Feb. 10 that it has agreed to buy Convergin, provider of a J2EE-based service broker for the telecommunications industry. Through this acquisition, Oracle said it hopes to offer a carrier-grade, standards-based IT platform that allows communications service providers to evolve...


February 12, 2010  9:13 PM

TestMaker offers scriptless testing for RIAs and SOA

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

Testing can certainly be one of of the less glamorous responsibilities of an application developer. For teams looking for a shortcut, performance management company Apprenda offers a tool that it claims reduces test creation to mouse clicks. TestMaker, now in version 5.4, is an open source...


February 8, 2010  10:17 PM

Quick bits: Jonathon Schwartz’s goodbye tweet – Oracle buys AmberPoint – Middleware in the data center

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

Last week, in the wake of the Oracle-Sun merger, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz left. He tweeted on the way. This week Oracle was back buying, grabbing SOA governance software maker AmberPoint. Such software is useful as middleware moves deeper into the corporation. Here are a few quick bits ...

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February 5, 2010  9:45 PM

IBM buys into MDM with Initiate Systems purchase

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

Where last month much of the news was on BPM acquisitions, the spotlight has recently turned to master data management (MDM). On Wednesday, IBM announced a definitive agreement to purchase Initiate Systems, an MDM company out of Chicago that specializes in the health care sector. This news comes...


February 4, 2010  3:54 PM

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz resigns via haiku tweet

RobBarry Rob Barry Profile: RobBarry

Perhaps having to do things the Oracle way didn't sit well with the Jonathan Schwartz, the ponytailed CEO who recently oversaw the demise and acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Schwartz has just announced his resignation from Sun - with a haiku on Twitter:


February 3, 2010  4:20 PM

Service-oriented architecture for FAA system to integrate weather reports

RobBarry Mike Pontacoloni Profile: Mpontacoloni

Harris Corp. meteorologists have used SOA to integrate weather information into the Next Generation Air Transportation System. They discussed their work at last month's American Meteorological Society (AMS) conference in Atlanta.

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