Subject: "Industry Analysis Report" from Everware-CBDi on "n Search of a Common SOA Language"
I receive the monthly newsletter from CBDi and usually find much useful and insightful information. I was disappointed to receive this month's newsletter with the following headline "in Search of a Common SOA Language." The article starts out with "we believe that a widely accepted reference model for SOA will accelerate the take up of SOA, since tool vendors and practitioners will have a more solid and common base to work from."
As part of the reference model landscape, the following sources were analyzed:
W3C Web Services Architecture
OASIS SOA-Reference Model
IBM UML 2.0 Profile for Software Services
OpenGroup Open SOA Ontology
UK Ministry of Defence Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework Metamodel
Everware-CBDi "A Meta Model for Service Architecture and Engineering"
I'm working through the article in a bit more depth today....but would welcome a discussion on this list on the validity of the strengths and weaknesses that were identified.
The full article can be found at: http://www.cbdiforum.com/bronze/journal/2007-01/in_search_common_soa_language.php