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webMethods extends SOA offering

Cliff Saran

Users of webMethods’ service oriented architecture products are set to gain tools to help enforce the reuse of services by developers, following the supplier’s acquisition of SOA governance specialist Infavio.

Infravio’s registry, repository and SOA governance systems are expected to be integrated with the webMethods Fabric product suite by the fourth quarter of 2006.

Last month webMethods acquired Cerebra, which builds automated tools to capture and define interrelationships between business processes using semantic data.

The Cerebra technology will act as an umbrella repository that stores information regarding all classes of SOA assets and their dependencies. It also provides a search mechanism for developers to find reusable assets.

AMR Research director Dennis Gaughan said the Infravio registry would be a data source for the Cerebra technology as well as a tool for policy enforcement. Combined with its existing Servicenet management product, webMethods has assembled a strong set of products across most phases of the SOA lifecycle, Gaughan said.

 

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