SOA-based enterprise applications and integration scenarios are not marketing anymore; they are reality. In larger enterprises, system landscapes comprise quite commonly SOA products from different vendors, in particular different service registries and Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs). When developing business scenarios that run across the entire enterprise, it is essential that the different registries and ESBs interoperate seamlessly.
In sessions at the TechEds in Berlin and Las Vegas, Martin Herzog from IBM and I provided an overview of options to integrate the IBM WebSphere Message Broker and the SAP NetWeaver Process Integration as well as the IBM WebSphere Registry and Repository (IBM WSRR) and the SAP Services Registry (SAP SR). The main focus of these sessions, however, was the interoperability of the two registries with regards to roles they play during the discovery, modeling and development of services. For this purpose we introduced the IBM WSRR-UDDI Synchronization Module, which synchronizes the content of the IBM WSRR and the SAP SR.
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