Web Services Management
Key Points: The short term trend in the WSM market is primarily one of fragmentation. The longer term trend is to the SOAIF, as customers look to vendors to provide coordinated frameworks that offer not just management capabilities, but all the components needed to build, run, and manage SOAs. The opportunities for new entrants in the Web Services Management market will peak in 2004-2005, and drop off rapidly thereafter as incumbents move to consolidate the market. There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity for new entrants in the WSM space to achieve sufficient customer traction to establish themselves as successful WSM vendors. Companies building enterprise SOAs require SOA enablement capabilities, including dependency management, active routing, protocol translation, metadata management, and Service provisioning. Table of Contents: I. Web Services Management: A Transitional Market II. State of the WSM Market 2.1. Vendor Landscape 2.1.1. SOA Enablement 2.1.2. Web Services Security 2.1.3.

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Case Study ZapNote: The Hartford UDDI
The Hartford is an early adopter of Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs), in an industry that is leading the economy in the adoption of these technologies. Their insurance-industry focused initiative known as SEMCI supports requests for quotations for insurance to multiple carriers and gets a response in a standard ACORD format. The Hartford required the ability to roll out continuously changing versions of the Services they offered as a part of SEMCI. Further complicating this integration challenge was the fact that the responding carriers used different and constantly changing versions of the insurance industry standard ACORD messages. To solve this many-to-many versioning problem, The Hartford turned to a UDDI registry to provide a metadata repository to enable integration in a continuously changing environment. The system works by leveraging a Web Services management platform to query the UDDI registry for an appropriate Service version at runtime, thus enabling the…

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Service Orientation Market Trends
Key Points: ZapThink sees a consolidation of most SO functionality into a single market category that can be delivered as individual products, product suites, or service offerings that contain broad functionality, including features that are currently associated with the security, management, process, integration, and tools segments. We call that market the SOA Implementation Framework market. The total SOA Implementation Framework market opportunity will go from $4.4 billion in 2005 to $43 billion by 2010. The big winners from the shift to Service Orientation will be large vendors who are able to leverage the innovation of the smaller players to build fully functional SOA Implementation Frameworks. New entrants will find opportunity in adding value to these large vendors’ products, or by finding opportunity in the gaps between their solutions.   Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. Context: The Shift to Service Orientation 2.1. The shift to Service Orientation affects all…

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SOA Tools
Key Findings: Service-oriented architectures built upon open, standards-based Web Services provide a strategic IT direction businesses need to meet their fundamental business goal: agility. By 2010, ZapThink expects 69% of the total enterprise software market to be Service-oriented. The overall market for products and services that support Service orientation will be over $98 billion by 2010. Reworking existing brittle, high-cost IT infrastructures into flexible, Service-oriented architectures promises substantial long-term cost savings and revenue opportunities through increased business agility. Service orientation represents the latest distributed computing approach to affect IT — the fourth major shift since the mid-twentieth century. ZapThink predicts that companies will begin to accept Service orientation in 2003, and it will become the dominant distributed computing approach by 2006. Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. Context for Service-Oriented Architectures 2.1. What is a Service-Oriented Architecture? 2.1.1. Evolution of Distributed Computing 2.2. Business Motivations for…

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SOA Tools and Best Practices
Key Findings: Service-oriented architectures built upon open, standards-based Web Services provide a strategic IT direction businesses need to meet their fundamental business goal: agility. By 2010, ZapThink expects 69% of the total enterprise software market to be Service-oriented. The overall market for products and services that support Service orientation will be over $98 billion by 2010. Reworking existing brittle, high-cost IT infrastructures into flexible, Service-oriented architectures promises substantial long-term cost savings and revenue opportunities through increased business agility. Service orientation represents the latest distributed computing approach to affect IT — the fourth major shift since the mid-twentieth century. ZapThink predicts that companies will begin to accept Service orientation in 2003, and it will become the dominant distributed computing approach by 2006. Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. Context for Service-Oriented Architectures 2.1. What is a Service-Oriented Architecture? 2.1.1. Evolution of Distributed Computing 2.2. Business Motivations for SOAs 2.2.1. The…

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SOA Best Practices
Key Findings: Service-oriented architectures built upon open, standards-based Web Services provide a strategic IT direction businesses need to meet their fundamental business goal: agility. By 2010, ZapThink expects 69% of the total enterprise software market to be Service-oriented. The overall market for products and services that support Service orientation will be over $98 billion by 2010. Reworking existing brittle, high-cost IT infrastructures into flexible, Service-oriented architectures promises substantial long-term cost savings and revenue opportunities through increased business agility. Service orientation represents the latest distributed computing approach to affect IT — the fourth major shift since the mid-twentieth century. ZapThink predicts that companies will begin to accept Service orientation in 2003, and it will become the dominant distributed computing approach by 2006. Table of Contents: I. Report Scope II. Context for Service-Oriented Architectures 2.1. What is a Service-Oriented Architecture? 2.1.1. Evolution of Distributed Computing 2.2. Business Motivations for SOAs 2.2.1. The…

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Service-Oriented Management
Key Findings: Web Services management (WSM) software is software that helps companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services. Service-oriented management (SOM) software is software that supports the development and execution of a Service-oriented architecture. By 2007, 60% of the total system management market will consist of large vendors who offer SOM solutions, and a full 75% of the system management market (both small and large vendors) will be SOM-enabled. The market for Service-Oriented Management is expected to grow from $30 million in 2002 to $9.2 Billion by 2007. Web Services Management solutions bridge the gap between the underlying systems and the Services that run on top of them. Starting in mid-2004, the large system management vendors will begin to dominate the SOM space, to the extent that the SOM point solutions segment of the market will reach its maximum in 2005. Table of Contents: I. Report…

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