Akana Service Manager Enables Oracle Integration Customers to Fulfill their SOA Strategies
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 2, 2005 - SOA Software™, (formerly Digital Evolution) the leading provider of comprehensive SOA security, management, governance and provisioning solutions today announced the integration of SOA Software’s Service Manager™ with Oracle® BPEL Process Manager and related products. The integration of Service Manager with Oracle BPEL Process Manager provides Oracle customers with the benefits of an SOA by abstracting all the complexity of consuming Web services away from process tools while making it easier to implement end-to-end security, location transparency and SLAs (Service Level Agreements). SOA Software is also a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle® PartnerNetwork.
“The SOA Software Service Manager provides an SOA extension of the Oracle BPEL products,” said Amlan Debnath, vice president of server technologies for Oracle. “Integrating with the SOA Software Service Manager will allow our joint customers to easily move into Web services and SOA.”
BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) is quickly emerging as the standard for assembling a set of disparate services into a complete process flow, radically reducing the cost and complexity of process integration initiatives. SOA Software’s Service Manager, an SOA security and management solution, complements the functionality of Oracle BPEL Process Manager by providing visibility into its Web services, transparency of Web service locations, security, load-balancing, routing, protocol transformation and version control which enable end-to-end security and management.
Oracle BPEL Process Manager allows for better integration with external applications, as well as monitoring of business processes within the enterprise. By utilizing the SOA Software Service Manager, Oracle customers will have access to a solution that provides a highly-scalable, flexible and standards-compliant platform for securing, monitoring and management of the Oracle BPEL Process Manager Web services.
The SOA Software Service Manager provides a standards-based alternative to hard-coding these features into each individual Web service used by Oracle BPEL Process Manager. In business activity monitoring, the SOA Software Service Manager extends the functionality of Oracle BPEL Process Manager by enabling its users to easily monitor activity at each Web service that supports a particular business process.
“By exposing hundreds of Web services to its broad customer base, Oracle has become a leading driver in the large-scale adoption of Web services—delivering the potential for dramatic cost and time savings to their user base,” says Roberto Medrano, executive vice president of marketing for SOA Software. “Integrating the SOA Software Service Manager with Oracle BPEL Process Manager demonstrates SOA Software’s commitment to helping major enterprises leverage their investment in Oracle technology as they fulfill their SOA strategies.”
About Service Manager
The SOA Software Service Manager delivers security and management for XML and Web services. The SOA Software Service Manager delivers the capability to secure, monitor and manage XML and Web services applications and components across distributed enterprise and extranet environments. It has been widely deployed in Fortune 500 and large global organizations to help facilitate the agile enterprise. SOA Software developed Service Manager to deliver the Web services and XML management and security fabric to provide consistent centralized management of distributed architectures.
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