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Heterogeneous SOA @ TechEd ’08

If you’re reading this because the headline attracted you you’re most likely already working on heterogenous SOA environment or looking into the topic.

In that case we would love to get you input via the Heterogenous SOA survey that we currently conduct to get a better understanding on the market state and requirements.

Please click Heterogeneous SOA Survey and spend a couple of minutes to tell us your view on the topic.


If you would like to learn more about the current work that’s going on in the area of heterogenous SOA please join our talks at TechEd.

SOA205 Applying SOA in Heterogeneous Landscapes
(Las Vegas | Berlin | Bangalore)

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is the trendsetting paradigm for architecting enterprise system landscapes nowadays. With best-of-breed and multi-vendor strategies applied to the landscape community members face a new set of integration problems. The challenges include:

  • Repository coexistence
  • Registry coexistence
  • ESB coexistence
  • End-to-end monitoring for multi-vendor SOA middleware
  • Using non-Web service protocols in an SOA environment

In this session we will discuss these challenges and outline how SOA can be implemented in such an environment with products like SAP NetWeaver Process Integration and SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment. We will also briefly share experiences from integration projects and show how the Enterprise Services Repository can be applied in such a setup.

SOA300 Co-Existence of Enterprise Service Buses From Multiple Vendors in Your SOA Landscape
(Las Vegas | Berlin | Bangalore)


Developing enterprise applications following the service-oriented architecture (SOA) paradigm is not only popular, but almost common these days. Most sophisticated and complex enterprise applications will leverage services that are either developed by customers, systems integrators, or provided by multiple software and applications vendors. In many cases the resulting system landscapes comprise multiple Enterprise Service Buses (ESB) that need to interact with each other. In this session we will discuss possible scenarios to integrate SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1 with other ESBs in multi-vendor SOA landscapes based on open standards. We will also present the results and experiences that were gained in real partner projects. To make this session more valuable, live demos are planned. Finally, this session will provide an outlook to future integration scenarios. As a take-away, the audience will get a good understanding on possible integration scenarios of ESBs and their challenges as well as ways to address these challenges using standard technologies.

The planned structure of the technical session is as follows:

  • Introduction and definition ESB
  • Motivation: Why is the integration of co-existing ESBs necessary and important
  • Overview and discussion of different integration scenarios
  • Examples and experiences gained from customer projects, including live demos
  • Open issues, future work
  • Summary: Current state, limitations, and outlook


I’m looking forward to both you feedback in the survey and meeting you in person at TechEd ’08.

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