IBM releases SOA suite

IBM has released software that is designed to make it easier for companies to use service oriented architecture (SOA) while also supporting advanced IT environments.

IBM has released software that is designed to make it easier for companies to use service oriented architecture (SOA) while also supporting advanced IT environments.

IBM is applying a combination of SOA expertise to help clients simultaneously increase the volume and the integrity of their business transactions.

The products include tools and software to help companies get started with SOA middleware designed to execute and synchronise business processes SOA configurations to help IBM customers more easily and securely integrate legacy applications and professional services to help develop an SOA infrastructure that will support high volume, synchronised business processes.

"As more businesses across industries rely on high volume and complex business transactions, customers are linking together hundreds - and even thousands - of business applications, platforms and data sources across their enterprises. The resulting surge in business transactions requires proven software and services to ensure the integrity of these complex business processes and deliver on the promise of SOA," said Steve Mills, senior vice president, IBM Software Group.




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Oracle mixes extreme transaction processing with SOA Extreme transaction processing (XTP) is being added to complex event processing (CEP) in service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementations for the financial services industry, explains David Chappell, vice president and chief technologist for SOA at Oracle Corp. Matching XTP technology is acquired from Tangosol Coherence in March 2007 with the Oracle SOA Suite, companies can sort through massive transaction data streams and flag exceptions that may indicate crimes such as credit card fraud. Alerts in the SOA application can go through business process engineering language (BPEL) processors to business activity monitoring (BAM) dashboards. Chappell, who has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry and has written and lectured on SOA, the enterprise service bus (ESB) and message oriented middleware (MOM), calls XTP the "future for financial services infrastructure."

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