SG CIB selects Systinet technology to form Web Services framework

SG CIB selects Systinet technology to form Web Services framework

Société Générale Corporate Investment Bank (SG CIB) is deploying technology from Systinet at its debt and finance business unit to create a standards framework for Web Services.

The bank's debt and finance department follows an integration strategy founded on XML models and tools that include message brokers and EAI. The standards-based system will link a variety of front-office systems to back-office applications across the division and provide interoperability between Java, C++ and Microsoft .NET Web Services.

Systinet says it Server for Java, Server for C++ and Web services toolkits were selected by the division's IT team for their ability to support Java, as well as C++, and their interoperability with .NET. The vendor says its technology can cut the cost of software and labour associated with integration, while reducing implementation and ongoing maintenance expenditures.

The technology also offered the possibility to use transport layers other than HTTP, such as message-oriented middleware (MOM), to enable extended Web services interoperability. Another deciding factor in the choice was that Systinet offered full support for common XML schemas such as FpML and could offer additional support for custom schema definitions.

Fabrice Penot, head of IT strategy for the debt and finance department at SG CIB, says: "Systinet's products are seen as productive to develop Web Services founded on our XML models. Concretely, Systinet's tools are used to map XML models to language objects and to hide the underlying communication layers through the SOAP layer."

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