Service-oriented architecture (SOA) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • Windows Azure update extravaganza

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 1:00 am

    The folks at Redmond have been cranking out updates, new features, and expanded functionality in rapid succession over the past few months. This time around it’s the often overlooked cloud platform Azure that is benefiting from a fresh set of improvements.
  • Serve more sites faster with ASP.NET App Suspend

    Posted October 16, 2013 - 8:00 am

    Anyone who has hosted websites on a Windows Server using IIS knows how painfully slow the response time is on the first request to a site. With the latest version of the .NET Framework 4.5.1, a new feature called App Suspend aims to correct that issue and boost hosting density at the same time.
  • Software AG acquires JackBe for mashup tooling, real-time analytics

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 8:47 am

    Software AG is adding mashup and real-time analytic capabilities to its lineup with the acquisition of JackBe. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, were not disclosed.
  • ESB Persists As Application Integration Tool

    Posted May 16, 2013 - 1:58 pm

    The tried-and-true enterprise service bus--long the foundation of now-dated service oriented architecture deployments--is back in style thanks to the increasing need to integrate disparate applications. The secret to ESB's future success, some say, is a close tie to API management tools.
  • ASP.NET Fall 2012 Update: The most useful new features

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

    A few days ago, Microsoft released a preview of the ASP.NET Fall 2012 update to Visual Studio 2012. This update adds some really useful new features to MVC and Web API projects (along with some minor updates to Web Forms) that should save .NET developers a lot of time.
  • Aetna dumps its siloed enterprise architure for SOA

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    Aetna overcomes business hurdles to revamp its enterprise architecture
  • Zynga loses much of its 'Facebook bounce'

    Posted February 15, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    Shares of social games maker Zynga fell nearly 16% after the company reported a Q4 loss, erasing much of the gains made by the stock since Facebook's IPO plans became public in late January.
  • What CIOs really want for Christmas

    Posted December 9, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    The decorations are going up and the office party is the talk of the canteen — yes, Christmas festivities are upon us. While kids everywhere are busy making lists of the toys and gear they want to see under the tree Christmas morning, we asked Australian CIOs what Santa could bring them to make their life easier in 2012.
  • Using a Business-Focused Approach in SOA Design, Governance

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    If you listen to industry discussion of service-oriented architecture (SOA), you are likely to get the impression that SOA is best thought of as a technical approach for application integration. The reality is that SOA is much more.
  • Forrester: SOA is alive and well

    Posted March 23, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    It's been a little hard of late to find references to SOA (service-oriented architecture), the buzz-phrase that once saturated the IT industry but in recent years has succumbed to "cloud computing." But SOA remains alive and relevant, according to a new Forrester Research report.
  • Red Hat 'virtualizes' data with new JBoss ESB

    Posted March 9, 2011 - 10:09 pm

    Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.1 virtualizes architecture
  • SOA makes its home in financial services arena

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    For a concept that was pronounced dead two years ago, there's still plenty of life in SOA, says Forrester.
  • Talend acquires SOA vendor Sopera

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 9:15 am

    Open-source data integration vendor Talend is expanding its footprint into SOA (service-oriented architecture), announcing Wednesday that it has purchased Sopera, developer of an open-source ESB (enterprise service bus) and other technologies. Terms were not disclosed.
  • Forrester: 15 technology trends to watch out for

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 11:23 am

    IT departments must keep their eye on 15 technology trends over the next three years, according to analysts at Forrester.
  • SOA projects need reviewing for success: analyst

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 11:13 am

    Project reviews coupled with a greater understanding of SOA deployment is vital if systems integration is to be successful.
  • Don't confuse SOA with cloud: Gartner

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Business doing service-oriented architecture (SOA) for better IT management shouldn’t assume they will automatically be ready for cloud computing, says a Gartner software analyst.
  • Don't Just Build Business-IT Alignment, Map It

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Forrester Research shares six steps to follow as you create and use a capability map.
  • Oracle announces service bus for SOA

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 8:34 pm

    The Oracle Service Bus 11g helps turn complex architectures into flexible application networks and provides caching and governance
  • Census Bureau counting heads in the cloud

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Web-based apps and infrastructure-as-a-service are a hit for 2010 Census
  • WSO2 adds rules server to SOA platform

    Posted June 30, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    Technology is based on the Drools business rules management system
  • Best-of-breed or integrated suite? 10 questions to consider

    Posted June 30, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    The best-of-breed vs. integrated suite battle has been ongoing since integrated enterprise resource planning software first came on the scene. In the early days, buyers were forced to choose between stand-alone systems that performed one function very well (e.g., accounting, production planning) or one integrated system that offered modules for each function, but with varying degrees of functional depth.
  • Shaklee CIO goes "all in" to the cloud

    Posted June 16, 2010 - 10:41 am

    CIO Ken Harris believes the cloud can be a good fit for almost any application.
  • WSO2 upgrades OSGi middleware

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    Carbon platform features component management, Web services discovery
  • Google Apps basics

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:37 pm

    Google Apps is a valid and inexpensive alternative to Microsoft Office, but lacks rich functionality.
  • Hardware to drive IT spending growth in 2010

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Industry watchers forecast an increase in computer hardware and equipment purchases, followed by investments in software, which both will contribute to a strong economic environment in 2010.

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