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UDDI Business Registry v2 beta

UDDI Project Launches Next Version of UDDI Business Registry

Enhanced Features for Building Public and Private Web Services Registries Now Available

Orcas Island, WA, USA. November 19, 2001.

The Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) project today announced the public availability of the UDDI Business Registry v2 beta, continuing on its mission to deliver advanced specifications and real-world implementations to the developer community. Today, Hewlett Packard Company, IBM, Microsoft and SAP launched beta implementations of their UDDI sites that conform to this latest specification.

The UDDI v2 specification expands UDDI functionality to enhance support for deploying public and private Web service registries. In addition to taking advantage of the public UDDI Business Registry sites, enterprises can also deploy private registries to manage internal Web services using the UDDI specification. Access to internal Web service information may also be extended to a private network of business partners.

For example, a manufacturer may share information about a parts inventory Web service with its business partners through a private UDDI registry. Business partners using any tool with UDDI support can easily access this Web service information.

Other new features and improvements include:

  • Improved Programmatic Access to UDDI Data: Improvements to the UDDI v2 programmer interfaces enable developers to use more sophisticated and complex queries in accessing data in UDDI registries. This feature will help users to consume Web services by facilitating easier and more efficient access to UDDI registries. New query options include wildcard support and enhanced search across multiple categories.

  • Stronger Business Relationship Modeling: This capability allows the modeling of large businesses, organizational structure, or various business units and services within UDDI. Modeling business relationships also provides the opportunity for a variety of business relationships - including certifications, alliances and memberships - to be made visible to customers and business partners. By using these facilities, publishers can further strengthen users' confidence about trustworthiness and legitimacy of businesses they find in the UDDI registries.

  • Enhanced Availability of UDDI Information to End User: With the addition of HP and SAP as hosts of the UDDI Business Registry, there are now four browser-accessible points to find and manage UDDI information. IBM and Microsoft have also enhanced their implementations of the UDDI Business Registry, based on user feedback, and incorporated new UDDI v2 features into the browser interface. With these enhancements, individuals and corporations are able to more easily publish information about their businesses and Web services.

"As a core component of the emerging Web services infrastructure, UDDI delivers key features to help facilitate the discovery and integration of companies, products and services," said Tom Glover, UDDI general program manager. "UDDI v2 beta enables developers to explore the possibilities of building Web services registries -- both within and across enterprises."

On June 18, 2001, the UDDI project announced the public availability of the UDDI v2 technical specification, which can be downloaded at This second version of the UDDI technical specification is based upon input from many of the 300+ companies participating in the project. The UDDI community is currently working on the UDDI v3 technical specification and is scheduled to deliver the next public draft next year.

UDDI Business Registry v2 beta implementations can be found at:

About UDDI.Org

The UDDI Community is comprised of more than 300 business and technology leaders working together to enable companies and applications to quickly, easily, and dynamically find, and use Web services. As a cornerstone of the emerging Web services architecture, UDDI will benefit businesses of all sizes by creating an open platform-independent specification. As a part of the UDDI project, a UDDI Business Registry has been established to allow businesses to publish and discover Web services. More information about the UDDI project can be obtained at


For General information:

UDDI General Program Manager

Media Inquiries:

Sherri Stuart

Angela Lee

Michelle Hinrichs
Waggener Edstrom for Microsoft

Peter Barth

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

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