Fujitsu and Software AG release joint SOA repository

Source: Fujitsu

Fujitsu Limited and Software AG today announced that they have delivered a joint offering to help organizations manage integration components within a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).

CentraSite, an open, next generation SOA repository, promotes greater collaboration between business and IT by uniting metadata from service oriented integration products, including Fujitsu's Interstage Business Process Manager and Software AG's Enterprise Service Integrator and Enterprise Information Integrator.

Jointly developed between Fujitsu Limited and Software AG, CentraSite is an SOA repository that manages SOA metadata assets and enables maximum visibility and re-use of Web services components within and across organizations. CentraSite also provides reporting on those metadata assets and supports the sharing of the assets in the context of an SOA. This will enable customers around the world to quickly and cost-effectively implement initiatives for business transformation, process excellence and improved customer service.

"One of the key pre-requisites to successfully implementing SOA on a significant scale is the ability to store, track and manage all of the service, process, integration and other metadata as well as the control data for governance, compliance and event tracking that will only increase in significance and volume over time," said Yefim Natis, distinguished analyst, Gartner, Inc.

Fujitsu and Software AG will initially offer the following three products enabled with CentraSite:

  • Fujitsu's Interstage Business Process Manager - models, automates and optimizes business processes to increase business agility, efficiency, competitiveness and profitability (see Fujitsu Software Corporation press release also dated October 11);
  • Software AG's Enterprise Information Integrator - provides a single view of information to business users when and where they need it to enable better decision making (see Software AG press release also dated October 11);
  • Software AG's Enterprise Service Integrator - an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) that orchestrates web services into new business services from existing systems to more quickly align data and business logic with business requirements.

Both companies are in agreement to continue to extend the number of products enabled with CentraSite. Additionally, Fujitsu and Software AG are developing a "community" program to allow partners and other technology vendors to utilize CentraSite. This program is currently planned for introduction at the beginning of 2006.

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