Re: (forw) eADT for February 20, 2001

From: Grant Bowman (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 21:40:34 PST

I should have summarized and related this to ohs-dev a bit more...
Is John on this list? :-)

The interesting article is titled "Analysts Compare IBM's Web Services
to Microsoft's .Net" by By John K. Waters. As I understand it it says
that indeed XML is the middleware of choice for both IBM and Microsoft,
specifically the following. I found a few introductory references for
these XML acronyms for myself as well.

SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol

UDDI - Universal Description, Discovery and Integration

WSDL - Web Services Description Language goes to

The revolution is happening...


-- Grant Bowman                                   <>

* Grant Bowman <> [010220 21:19]: > SOAP, UDDI and WSDL > > ----- Forwarded message from ----- > From: > Reply-To: > To: GRANTBOW@SVPAL.ORG > Subject: eADT for February 20, 2001 > Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 15:42:07 -0600 > Message-ID: <> > X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.76 [en] (WinNT; U) > > eADT for Tuesday, February 20, 2001 > This complimentary newsletter is being sent to opt-in subscribers, > and to subscribers of other 101communications publications that might > be interested in its content. If you do not wish to continue receiving > this newsletter, please accept our apologies, and unsubscribe by > visiting our website at > > eADT, a weekly electronic complement to Application Development > Trends, provides independent, timely insight to the tools, > technologies and trends affecting corporate business application > development. > > =============================================================== > If you are not currently a subscriber to Application Development > Trends and would like to be, go to: and click > on the "free subscription" button. > =============================================================== > *************************************************************** > FREE Load Test! How many simultaneous users can your site handle? > Watch as we find your site's breaking point. Sign up for a remote > e-LoadExpert load test and see--in under an hour--how well your site > really scales. > > *************************************************************** > =============================================================== > In this issue of e-ADT > > eBusiness > Analysts Compare IBM's Web Services to Microsoft's .Net, > by John K. Waters > > Application Integration > Sun Takes it to the Net with Sun ONE Web Services Offering, > by John K. Waters > > Data Management > CO-llaborating across the enterprise to increase time to market, > by Barry Zellen > > =============================================================== > eBusiness > > Analysts Compare IBM's Web Services to Microsoft's .Net, > By John K. Waters > > SAN JOSE, CA--A recent report from Gartner Research contrasts > Microsoft's approach to Web services via its .Net initiative and > IBM's current offering. According to "IBM Steps Into The Web > Services Arena," IBM's Web-services architecture is technically > compatible with Microsoft's .NET but is driven by a different vision. > > Gartner analysts Yefim Natis and Messimo Pezzini see Microsoft's > .NET as signifying a radical departure from Microsoft's orientation > around proprietary technologies, while IBM's strategy is focused on > enabling the incremental evolution of existing enterprise systems. > Announced late last year, IBM's roadmap for supporting the delivery > of Web services has Big Blue embedding the SOAP, UDDI and WSDL > protocols into its main middleware products (the WebSphere > Application Server and MQSeries) and in its DB2, Lotus Domino, and > Tivoli products. Microsoft announced .Net in June, 2000. > > According to the Gartner report, although .NET is a new foundation > architecture and a revolution for Microsoft, for IBM, "Web Services > represents a technology layer aimed mainly at enabling incremental > evolution of enterprises' existing business-application systems. This > difference in vision is quite significant and can be used to predict > the areas of primary investment by the two vendors as they deliver > real technology to fulfill their announcements." > > The report predicts that IBM will look to extend the useful life of > its "vast installed base of older applications" by provide tools to > wrap or modernize the existing mainframe or other applications > alongside Java support for Web services. Microsoft, on the other hand, > is "looking to modernize the overall Windows environment," and so > "will primarily provide tools for building new service-oriented > applications in Windows alongside interoperability with pre-existing > COM+ applications." > > Natiz and Pezzini see the differing objectives of the two companies > as complementary, noting that "the new Windows-based Web services and > the revitalized mainframe-based Web services, both based on the same > set of standards, would represent the best of both worlds for many > enterprises." All of which presents an "opportunity for cooperation > between IBM and Microsoft." > > IBM's incremental approach to Web services, the report concludes, > will favor incremental adoption from its large pool of loyal > customers: "This approach will mean IBM's customers will experience > lower entry barriers to adopting IBM's Web services than other customers > > adopting the radical and innovative approach promoted by Microsoft." > > The authors expect all leading e-business platforms to support at > least the basic Web-services infrastructure by 2002 or 2003. By 2003, > they say, more than 75 percent of Web services in production will be > supported by Web-services infrastructures provided by IBM, Microsoft, > or two or three other vendors. > > ================================================================ > *************************************************************** > This issue is sponsored by Rational(TM) Software: > Try this FREE multimedia CD that shows you how to manage change the > Rational way. How? By integrating software configuration management > and defect and change tracking with two leading tools: Rational > ClearCase(TM) and Rational ClearQuest(TM). To request your FREE CD > featuring product information, technical demonstrations and customer > testimonials, visit, today. > *************************************************************** > ================================================================ > Application Integration > > Sun Takes it to the Net with Sun ONE Web Services Offering > By John K. Waters > > SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Sun Microsystems has joined Microsoft, Oracle, > and Hewlett-Packard in the battle of the Web services architectures > with the announcement of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE). Sun > ONE includes server software, development tools, and other products > for building Web-based e-commerce applications and services. > > Sun ONE consists of new products and services coupled with > repackaged software, including offerings from iPlanet Commerce > Solutions, a joint venture between Sun and America Online Inc., as > well as services from Sun itself. The offering includes an architecture > and roadmap based on open standards, such as Java and XML, which Sun > execs say will allow developers to take advantage of so-called smart > Web services. Sun defines "smart" Web services as "enhanced Web > services with a level of intelligence based on context, [that] span > multiple networks beyond the Web, and provide a richer experience for > both enterprises and end-users." Sun ONE is designed to simplify the > way in which Web and open smart services are created, assembled, and > deployed. > > Among the products highlighted during the announcement was the Sun > ONE Webtop technology developer release 1.0. Sun execs also announced > updates of a slew of iPlanet server software products, which include > iPlanet Directory, Web, Application, Portal, Commerce, and > Communications servers. > > The Webtop technology helps service providers deliver productivity > applications via a branded, customized Internet-based desktop that > users will be able to access on any type of device, officials said. > Sun also claimed the new technology changes Web browsers from > "read only" to "read and write." > > Although Sun was among the first big IT vendors to embrace a highly > networked and Internet-centric vision of computing, analysts have > rapped the Palo Alto-based firm for coming late to this particular > party. Addressing a crowd of reporters and analysts gathered for the > announcement at the Sheraton Palace Hotel, Sun chairman Scott McNealy > said that his company has been developing a comprehensive Web services > strategy almost from its inception. > > "Everything we have been doing are Net services," McNealy said. > "We have been doing this for a long time. It's all we know how to > do." > > =============================================================== > Data Management > > CO-llaborating across the enterprise to increase time to market > By Barry Zellen > > Oculus Technologies, of Boston, Mass., recently introduced a new > peer-to-peer (P2P) collaboration product called CO, which is designed > to bring collaborative synergy and efficiency to the corporate > product design and development process, while ensuring security. > > Chris Williams, Oculus' president and CEO, says, "CO software > leverages the speed and scalability of peer-to-peer technology to > enable users to make better decisions through secure, direct > interaction with data sources." Williams adds that this allows > companies to save time to bring products to market. "As a result, > companies will realize a significant cost savings and at the same > time, enhance the quality of the products they create." > > Williams says that to continue to grow in today's volatile > economic conditions, companies must "harness the power of secure > P2P computing environments to take a revolutionary step forward in > product development." > > Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has a > pilot project using CO to integrate modeling and analysis tools. > David Sirag, senior consulting scientist at UTC, says, "It is > expected that the use of CO will reduce the integration task from > several months to a period of weeks. This kind of integration allows > us to look at more options and process choices in significantly less > time." > > CO connects function-specific applications across the extended > enterprise, making it easier for geographically dispersed design > and development teams to collaborate while at the same time > protecting proprietary information from unauthorized use or access. > "Peer-to-peer technology is a fundamental part of the Internet and > private IP networks, yet most applications ignore this capability," > says Mark Levitt, research director for Collaborative Computing at > IDC. "Oculus has 'rediscovered' peer-to-peer computing to enable > the creation of real-time connections between design, financial and > other application models with the goal of reducing time-to-market for > new products." > > Oculus' Williams noted that the name CO "comes from the prefix 'co,' > which often connotes "between or among". CO is the 'glue and grease' > that ties together disparate operating systems, applications, > organizations and locations while providing decision support tools > to make working across these boundaries efficient and productive." > > =============================================================== > Please note, we will not sell or give your e-mail address to any > organization without your explicit permission. If you would like > to unsubscribe, visit our website at > and follow the instructions. > > > --- > This message was sent to: GRANTBOW@SVPAL.ORG > > ----- End forwarded message ----- > > -- > -- Grant Bowman <> >

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