Microsoft, IBM and SAP, are to discontinue the UDDI Business Registry (UBR) project, created to test UDDI specifications and products, in January.
The University Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) is a specification for setting up directories for web services. Critics have claimed UDDI has not been a complete success.
Microsoft said that the primary goal of UDDI Business Registry was to prove the interoperability and robustness of the UDDI specifications.
“This goal was met and far exceeded. The UBR ran for five years, demonstrating live, industrial strength UDDI implementations,” the company said in a statement.
IBM said in a statement, “Considering that web service and UDDI specifications are now mature standards and the significant number of vendor supplied products that are available, hosting this registry is no longer necessary.”