SOA Talk:

May, 2010


May 31, 2010  3:04 AM

Zachman’s perfect world still eludes enterprise architects



Posted by: RobBarry
SOA standards

Enterprise architecture (EA) frameworks like The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Zachman Framework offer powerful reference models through which enterprises can build out infrastructures that try to better align business and IT. Obviously every organization has its own approach to...

May 27, 2010  2:54 PM

Kapow updates tools that service-enable Web data for enterprise integration



Posted by: RobBarry
Data integration, Data services

Increasingly, B2B integration involves data made available to business partners over the Web. But despite this "explosion of data" on the Web, IT departments don't always have the time or resources to integrate and automate the access they need to partner data, said Stefan Andreasen, founder and...


May 26, 2010  5:53 PM

Terracotta releases Ehcache 2.1 for more enterprise-ready caching



Posted by: RobBarry
distributed caching

As SOA applications grow in scale, some enterprises find that having Web services pull data from disk-based databases introduces too much latency. Some enterprises address this issue by giving their services a dedicated caching layer, said Amit Pandey, CEO of application and data scalability...


May 21, 2010  9:33 PM

Application modernization cuts IT costs but SOA often requires an investment



Posted by: RobBarry
legacy modernization

A recent study by Vanson Bourne Research found that the lion's share of respondents would prefer to cut IT costs with application modernization (58%) than with IT layoffs (17%), complete application rebuilds (16%) or moving applications into modern programming languages (10%). The survey polled 250...


May 20, 2010  9:07 PM

VMware and Google team up for Spring Java cloud computing platform



Posted by: RobBarry

A new alliance between Google and VMware announced at the Google I/O conference this week will allow Spring Java developers to run their applications on Google App Engine. Google AppEngine was one of the first public cloud platforms to offer support for Java, but the degree to which it


May 19, 2010  4:42 PM

In SOA, bottom-up integration leads to top-down governance



Posted by: RobBarry
bottom-up, SOA governance, top-down

Most industry experts I've talked to about SOA governance seem to agree that the top-down approach is something you see at enterprises with mature IT departments that may have already been doing SOA for a while. This made it rather interesting when MuleSoft released a new


May 14, 2010  8:59 PM

Banking industry players seeking SOA interoperability



Posted by: RobBarry
SOA standards

It is interesting to see how SOA has been moving from a way of exposing key application functions as reusable services within an enterprise to a methodology increasingly standardized across corporate lines. In industries where there is a lot of service-level communication between partners -- such...


May 13, 2010  9:35 PM

OSGi moving from the vendor world to the enterprise



Posted by: RobBarry
OSGi

Support has been growing for the OSGi framework, a module system for Java that many hope will lead to more hot-pluggable application runtimes. Eclipse is currently working on an open source SOA platform built on top of Equinox, its own implementation of OSGi. Vendors like RedHat JBoss, Oracle and...


May 12, 2010  7:32 PM

ESB management on tap for MuleSoft middleware



Posted by: Brein Matturro

By Jack Vaughan MuleSoft has released a Web-based management console for Mule ESB that lets administrators manage Mule ESB instances as well as deployed services. The MuleSoft ESB Management Console is said to provide fine grain management, allowing...


May 12, 2010  2:27 PM

Facebook as a Thrift shop



Posted by: RobBarry
SOA development

Development shops can spend significant time on integration when building services in a number of different programming languages within the same application infrastructure. One newer project in the Apache Software Foundation Incubator, Thrift, can let developers build services that communicate...


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