XML in Financial Services
Key Findings: Financial Services role as a high-value information sector with the pressures of integrating complex, heterogeneous systems, the movement to “T+1” processing, and financial document preparation makes adoption of XML in the near term highly likely. The Financial Services sector spent over $195 Billion (US) in IT in 2001, with $985 Million invested on XML technologies in 2002. Expenditures on XML technologies in the Financial Services sector will grow to over $8.3 Billion by 2005. Financial Services will seek to implement integration-centric XML approaches first, and content-management approaches second. The industry’s focus on Straight-Through Processing and integration challenges will constrict IT budgets to XML solutions that specifically address these points. Budgets will greatly expand in late 2002 and 2003 for XML-based projects XML-based Content Management and Single-Source Publishing can reduce up to 75% of total publishing cost The proliferation of XML-based formats for Financial transactions will cause unnecessary headaches…

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ZapNote: Infravio
One of the challenges of Web Services is the ability to reuse Web Service components and address lower-levels of data integration, such as matching data formats and the underlying data structures. The critical problem with existing approaches is that most enterprise systems that need to be integrated, such as SAP, provide schema rather than compiled objects for their interfaces, and so there is a need for a middle-layer to move between the schema and the SOAP message layer. The Infravio Web Services Management System (WSMS) provides a foundation-level architecture for Web Services development, deployment, and management. The Infravio WSMS provides a model for component re-use, code generation, and normalization of functionality through a standards-based, rather than single-vendor, platform-based approach to Web Services management.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: IONA
The idea of Service-Oriented Integration (SOI) quite simple: rather than requiring systems to understand the details of a system in order to extract information, we can merely expose that system as a service and make queries to the service to meet our needs. SOI is merging different integration paradigms into a single solution set: integration between devices (from handhelds to mainframes), applications (such as Great Plains, SAP, and Siebel), B2B integration, and traditional EAI. IONA has released a platform known as the Orbix End-to-Anywhere (E2A) Web Services Integration Platform that sets the context for a very wide set of products covering the widest range of functionality in an SOI environment. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: SEAGULL Software
The vast majority of legacy applications are isolated from the Internet, and none of these legacy systems were designed for the Web’s user experience. As a result, a variety of technologies have been developed to extend these systems. SEAGULL’s Transidiom product provides a unique, non-invasive solution that leaves legacy applications unaltered while complimenting existing investments in EAI, middleware, and Web application platforms. The system can create a composite application, capture and publish legacy business processes as Web Services.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Attunity
Service-oriented Integration (SOI) provides an “arms-length” means for systems to simply expose their interfaces while abstracting their internal processes, thus simplifying integration. Attunity has a compelling set of solutions for facilitating the creation of SOI-enabled systems and simplifying integration challenges within organizations. Attunity seeks to expose a wide variety of data sources including custom and legacy systems as services that are used a step in automating business processes both within and external to the organization. Attunity Service Oriented Integration…

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ZapNote: Infoteria
Infoteria’s Asteria Platform and Business Language Objects for XML (BLOX) provide a comprehensive solution for transporting, integrating, and manipulating XML within the context of e-Business transactions, with a particular focus on the RosettaNet specifications. Their comprehensive B2B automation and integration platform, along with componentized business functionality, will help to simplify and enable scalable and robust B2B integration applications.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Cape Clear
Cape Clear’s main goal is to create a platform for the development and deployment of Web Services that includes basic infrastructure and features that simplify the process of getting up and running Web Services quickly. The system allows people to take their existing investment in EJB and CORBA business logic and present them to the outside world as web services.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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Web Services Technologies & Trends
From its inception through 2002, the primary application for Web Services in the enterprise was to simplify point-to-point integration between systems, thereby reducing the cost of integration. This application of Web Services, however, only scratches the surface of the true potential of Web Services — enabling companies to build agile business processes and IT systems that can respond to change through the use of loosely coupled, standards-based Service-oriented architectures. The business value of such architectures in terms of the business agility they provide is substantial, but as of early 2003, only a few early adopter enterprises have built such architectures, partly because few tools for building Service-oriented architectures are available on the market, and furthermore, there is little understanding of the best practices companies should follow to build such architectures. This report seeks to clarify the requirements for realizing the value of Web Services by providing a set of emerging…

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Web Services Technologies and Trends
Key Findings: The Web Services market is segmented into three major segments: Web Services Platforms consisting of a Web Services Development Environment and Web Services Runtime Environment Web Service Application Development Suites Web Services Operations Management 75% of surveyed companies stated that their planned Web Service deployments will be internally-focused 64% of surveyed companies stated that Enterprise and Data Integration was the primary focus of their Web Service implementations 61% of surveyed companies plan a pilot test of Web Service-based applications within the next 12 months 58% of current Web Services pilots are being deployed on the Java2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) infrastructure Table of Contents: Executive Summary Scope of Report Web Services — Baseline Definitions Problems addressed by Web Services and ROI Current State of the Market of Web Services Market Sizing, Numbers, and Stats Pieces of the Puzzle: Standards and Specifications SOAP Implementations Portability and Interoperability Issues and Challenges…

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