Sarvega: Appliance and Embeddable Software Approaches that Address XML Performance Challenges
As XML continues to proliferate on the corporate network, companies increasingly desire approaches that provide capabilities for security, management, process, and data manipulation without degrading overall network performance. As a result, hardware platform vendors are providing solutions that are able to offer substantially higher performance over purely software-based solutions. As a result, companies need new approaches to deal with messages on the network that stress the capabilities of the general purpose hardware and software that now deals with the problem. Sarvega aims to meet these needs with a family of appliance and OEM-able software solutions that provide wire-speed solutions for XML and Web Services security, transformation, and emerging messaging needs. The company has also recently announced the Sarvega XML Context Router, an XML appliance that provides secure and reliable routing and messaging capabilities for XML at wire speed based on deep content inspection and publish/subscribe messaging.[hide -1]Download…

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First Steps to Building a Single View of an SOA
This presentation was presented for the Software AG webinar and explained the key steps needed to realizing and implementing an SOA. Topics covered: Big picture methodology The SOA implementation Road Map How the ESB fits in Where semantic integration fits in Common pit-falls Cultural issues Things to look for in a vendor Common misconceptions[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapThink: XML Inefficiency Choking Networks
Market for High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML to reach $1.2 Billion by 2010 WALTHAM, MA, November 16, 2004 — The rapid adoption of XML and Web Services has a significant downside. As network traffic based on XML increases, IT data center administrators and developers are quickly realizing that the operational inefficiencies of XML are bogging down their general-purpose hardware and software, according to ZapThink’s latest report, “High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML.” Increased requirements for advanced security, reliability, and scalability can put an overwhelming burden on existing network infrastructure that is already stretched to the limit handling basic XML processing tasks. As a result, customers are increasingly demanding a new class of appliance and optimized software solutions to handle their XML processing needs. “Network traffic increases due to the increasing quantity and size of messages, both XML and non-XML based, will tax existing corporate IT…

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Will Binary XML Solve XML Performance Woes?
XML’s blatant inefficiency is one oft-cited downside to anything XML-based, including Web Services. Text-based, metadata-laden XML is intended both for machine processing and human readability, resulting in message sizes that can easily be 10 to 50 times larger than equivalent messages sent via binary encodings. To make matters worse, conducting a simple point-to-point exchange between XML conversant endpoints might require each of the following operations: decryption, validation, parsing, marshalling, serialization, canonicalization, document signing, and encryption. Each of these steps must be executed on a per-message basis, and as such can impose a significant load on processing machines. To make matters worse, XML traffic is content-oriented, rather than protocol-oriented. As a result, devices responsible for performing any operation on XML traffic must make decisions based upon the content of the messages, rather than the protocols that underlie those messages. All of these operations impact XML processing performance, threatening to grind such…

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High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML
Market Overview: New approaches are needed to deal with XML-based messages being exchanged on the network that are exceeding the capabilities of the general purpose hardware and software that is now being applied to the problem. Future Trends XML traffic is expected to increase from under 15% of all network traffic on the network in 2004 to just under 48% of all LAN network traffic by 2008. The total XML performance optimization market will reach $1.2 billion by 2010. Decision Points The effective processing of Very Large Messages (messages that exceed the capabilities of general-purpose processors) is an issue that threatens the long-term viability of SOA implementations. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $995[/hide]…

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Identity & Access Management: Fundamental Prerequisites for Service-Oriented Architectures
This webinar will focus on ways to tackle the complex challenges that can arise in Identity Management when developing a Service-Oriented Architecture. Topics to be covered: The role of Identity Management in SOA design and implementation Identity mapping across multiple domains and enterprises Assuring SOA security amidst diverse and heterogeneous Identity Management environments Managing Identity in “compound applications” that are comprised of multiple interdependent Web services. In addition, we will explore the case study of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 Utility business that worked through the challenges of instituting an effective Identity Management solution for their SOA. Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst and founder of Zapthink, is a well-known expert in the field of XML and XML-based standards and initiatives. Ron has been featured in and has written for periodicals, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences including XML One, Comdex, and Internet World on the topic of XML.

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Putting The Control Of The Business Process Into The Business User’s Hands
In business, the only constant is change. Businesses, like people, are continuously evolving and as such face rapid and continual change. As markets and customer needs evolve, enterprises must respond with new ways to attract and retain customers and partners, increase operational efficiency, and achieve greater visibility into their business processes. In most businesses, however, business people control the processes, while IT people control the systems. IT staff see business processes through the lens of the low-level parts of the flow, rather than at the business level. As a result, they aren’t capable of implementing the processes so that they will meet continuously changing business requirements, thus impeding business agility. Business users are increasingly demanding that they have control over their own business processes — and so, are requiring systems that put control of the flow and logic into their hands, not those of IT. Fiorano Software offers…

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