WSO2 offers open source, componentized SOA

Open source SOA vendor WSO2 on Monday will debut a componentized framework for SOA based on OSGi, with the intent of letting user sites assemble just what they need for their own deployments without having to carry excess software. Called Carbon, the framework will first be featured in upgrades to the company's enterprise service bus, application server, and registry as well as in a new business process management product. Developers can deploy needed components and eliminate complexities of middleware integration, according to WSO2. OSGi is featured for modularization, with Carbon based on the Eclipse Equinox OSGi engine.

"What we’ve done is basically broken down the implementation of the server platform that we had into a collection of components based on OSGi," said Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO of WSO2. Without this type of componentization capabilities, users can end up with too much overhead, security issues, and complications in upgrading, Weerawarana said.

As part of the rollout, the company is introducing WSO2 Business Process Server 1.0, a business process management product based on Apache ODE (Orchestration Director Engine), which executes business processes based on the WS-BPEL specification.

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