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UDDI InterOp at Gartner Web Services Summit

Users and Vendors Demonstrate Support for UDDI OASIS Standard at Gartner Web Services Summit

Charles Schwab and The Hartford Present UDDI Implementations IBM, Oracle, SAP, Systinet, and Prove UDDI Interoperability

Orlando, Florida, USA. November 17, 2004.

Implementations and interoperability of the Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) OASIS Standard were featured at today's Gartner Application Integration and Web Services Summit. Representatives from The Hartford and Charles Schwab each presented details on their company's implementation of UDDI registries as core foundation components of their Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Then, members of the OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee staged a live demo incorporating UDDI product offerings from IBM, Oracle, SAP, Systinet, and others in a business scenario.

"Enterprise business analysts, architects, and developers fully understand that a business services registry is the foundation of the SOA infrastructure," noted Tony Rogers of Computer Associates, co-chair of the OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee. "The UDDI OASIS Standard has established itself as an important enabler of visibility, manageability, adaptability, and reusability of the service-oriented enterprise."

The OASIS UDDI InterOp at Gartner featured an inventory management scenario for a chain of book stores. Varying in size from mall kiosks to large retail outlets, each store maintained its own inventory management processes, which were not centrally controlled. By using UDDI to integrate suppliers and inventory management systems, corporate purchasers were able to monitor inventory levels, replenish stock, respond quickly to demand fluctuations, streamline procurement, and deliver useful information on product demand to publishers.

"Today we provided concrete, real-world examples of UDDI registries as the foundation of SOA," said Luc Clement of Systinet, co-chair of the OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee. "We demonstrated how enterprises can exploit a UDDI registry to deploy adaptive business services dealing with the realities of change within the enterprise by showing the benefits of location-independence. In the process, we showed how you can add new services without the need to do any configuration other than the act of publishing the new service. And finally, we demonstrated how UDDI brings an increase in visibility and reuse that dramatically reduces the cost of an SOA integration."

Participation in the OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee remains open to all organizations and individuals. End-users and system integrators are invited to join OASIS to advance the adoption of this international standardization effort. OASIS hosts an open mail list for public comment and the uddi-dev mailing list for exchanging information on implementing the standard.

Additional Information

OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee

OASIS UDDI Member Section


OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. The consortium produces open standards for Web services, security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 3,500 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries. Approved OASIS Standards include AVDL, CAP, DocBook, DSML, ebXML, SAML, SPML, UBL, UDDI, WS-Reliability, WSRP, WSS, XACML, and XCBF.

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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See general references in "Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI)."

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