Leading providers of service orientated architecture (SOA) software have joined forces to further develop standards for users.
Companies including BEA Systems, IBM, IONA, Oracle, SAP, Sybase, Xcalia, Zend, Progress Software, Red Hat, Software AG, Sun Microsystems and TIBCO Software are behind the initiative.
They have launched the vendor-neutral www.OSOA.org website to serve as an information resource for access to draft specifications, white papers, and for providing a forum for industry input and feedback.
The group aims to provide specifications designed to help simplify the creation and composition of business services, and other specifications that focus on uniform access to data residing in multiple locations and formats.
An SOA aims to enable organisations to flexibly develop web-based applications in response to the changing needs of their businesses.
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