Service-oriented architecture (SOA) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • Cisco to buy Tidal Software for $105 million

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 1:20 pm

    Cisco this week said it intends to acquire Tidal Software, a privately-held maker of application management and automation software for service-oriented architectures and data centers.
  • SaaS vendor converts offering to packaged software

    Posted April 3, 2009 - 4:21 pm

    A rush of software vendors have latched onto the SaaS bandwagon, converting packaged software offerings for use in the Web-hosted model. Now one longtime SaaS vendor is doing the opposite.
  • Eclipse to detail platform, SOA plans at conference

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 1:51 pm

    Microsoft, IBM to ponder IDEs at EclipseCon 2009, while Eclipse will show off progress of its E4 platform.
  • Software AG launches AlignSpace social network for BPM

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 4:31 pm

    Software AG wants to get people talking about business process management with a new social-networking site.
  • IBM floats software in Amazon's cloud

    Posted February 11, 2009 - 10:15 pm

    IBM is delivering some of its infrastructure software as an on-demand service through Amazon Web Services, the companies said Wednesday.
  • Microsoft contributes code to Apache SOA project

    Posted January 21, 2009 - 4:39 pm

    Microsoft is contributing code to an Apache open-source SOA project, continuing the company's softening of its attitude toward open-source software and the community that supports it.
  • Engine Yard powers SOA for the cloud

    Posted January 14, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    Engine Yard, which has specialized in Ruby on Rails application-hosting, is introducing Wednesday a platform to extend SOA to the cloud. The company also is extending its Rails stack to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform, for quicker deployment of Engine Yard customer applications.
  • Oracle's Fusion app suite may not ship until 2010

    Posted September 25, 2008 - 9:30 am

    Oracle may not deliver the first suite of its long-awaited Fusion Applications until 2010, according to Steve Miranda, senior vice president of Fusion application development.
  • Rozwat talks about cloud, but holds back on Fusion

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 9:14 am

    Chuck Rozwat, Oracle's head of product development, largely deflected questions about hotly anticipated technologies such as Fusion Applications during a Q&A session with reporters at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, but did reveal more details of the vendor's plans around cloud computing.
  • Oracle aims to get Fusion to some by next year

    Posted September 22, 2008 - 12:31 pm

    Oracle is aiming to get the first version of Fusion Applications into the hands of early adopters in 2009, and the initial version of the software will deliver a significant chunk of functionality, an Oracle executive said during a panel session Sunday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
  • Oracle to make new push for government business

    Posted September 18, 2008 - 5:19 pm

    Oracle is planning to launch iGovernment, a product initiative aimed at the public sector that combines Oracle's database, middleware and application technology.
  • Oracle buys ClearApp for SOA management

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 1:46 pm

    Oracle plans to buy ClearApp, maker of software for managing the performance of composite applications in SOA (service-oriented architecture) environments, the company announced Tuesday.
  • VMware tool aims to help developers

    Posted August 4, 2008 - 1:08 pm

    VMware wants to make it easier for IT departments to manage the virtual machine configurations that they use for testing or developing software, and will release an upgraded Lab Manager tool on Thursday.
  • Microsoft adds workflow to cloud-based SOA platform

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 9:59 am

    Microsoft added this week workflow capabilities to BizTalk Services, the company's platform-in-the-cloud project for SOA and business process management.
  • Oracle lays out BEA product strategy

    Posted July 1, 2008 - 7:07 pm

    Oracle executives described the company's plans to integrate its products with those of BEA Systems in exhaustive detail during a nearly two-hour webcast on Tuesday.
  • Progress makes another SOA buy

    Posted June 27, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    Application infrastructure vendor Progress Software has purchased Mindreef, a Hollis, New Hampshire, maker of tools for testing SOAs (service oriented architectures). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Progress buys Iona for SOA wares

    Posted June 25, 2008 - 3:38 pm

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  • Sun bolsters SOA software with data management

    Posted June 18, 2008 - 11:10 am

    Sun Microsystems is updating its SOA and business integration software, adding a data management option and leveraging enterprise service bus capabilities based around the JBI (Java Business Integration) specification. Event processing and business process management are featured as well.
  • Study: SOA deployments on rise

    Posted June 11, 2008 - 3:46 pm

    Forty-two percent of respondents to a recent IBM-funded study said SOA (service-oriented architecture) is the top spending priority of their organizations, the company announced Wednesday.
  • SOA users shun IBM service catalog

    Posted April 8, 2008 - 4:47 pm

    IBM's SOA Business Catalog has failed to meet a target of collecting 10,000 services by last year's end. Customers aren't interested in acquiring individual services but look for integrated packages instead, said Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive of IBM's Software Group.
  • Red Hat buys Amentra to bolster JBoss enterprise plan

    Posted March 13, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    Red Hat has purchased Amentra, an IT consulting firm with open-source expertise, to sell its JBoss Java infrastructure to enterprises as the basis for SOAs (service-oriented architectures).
  • SOA spend up despite unclear benefits

    Posted February 26, 2008 - 3:09 pm

    The number of companies investing in service-oriented architecture (SOA) has doubled over the past year in every part of the world, with a typical annual spend of nearly $1.4 million, according to a new research report from the analyst firm AMR Research that surveyed 405 companies in the U.S., Germany and China.
  • Successful SOA implementations are on the increase

    Posted February 15, 2008 - 2:18 pm

    Most SOA implementations are now successful, with nearly four out of ten enterprises meeting all their goals and 60 percent meeting most of them.
  • Red Hat's JBoss dons Black Tie to target BEA Tuxedo

    Posted February 14, 2008 - 9:40 pm

    Red Hat Thursday revealed a JBoss middleware project aimed at displacing BEA's Tuxedo transaction-monitoring engine, which has a significant legacy install base.
  • Tibco adds Eclipse, ESB to SOA platform

    Posted February 11, 2008 - 5:57 pm

    Tibco Software is shipping its ActiveMatrix 2.0 platform Monday for managing SOA, featuring an Eclipse-based development environment and an enterprise service bus.
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