IBM SOA Registries and Repositories Portfolio Overview

April 16, 2009

A very good overview of the IBM SOA Registries and Repositories Portfolio Overview was recently published on Developerworks by Julie King.

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5 Responses to “IBM SOA Registries and Repositories Portfolio Overview”

  1. Thomas Wood Says:

    An interesting article of the Integration possibilities of RAM and WSRR and ultimately CCMDB.

    What would complement this would be an article that would should how to complete the SOA
    Governance life cycle between the Run Time and Design Time environments. This would be
    achieved with the integration capabilities of RAM WSRR (UDDI) Amberpoint and Datapower

  2. Sinu Sekhar Says:

    I went through some presentations and demos showing the integration between WSRR and RAM. What I dont understand is the need for RAM and all the additional steps required to keep the service artifacts in sync between WSRR and RAM. I get the fact that one is used at dev time and the other at run time. But why do we need two places to store service artifacts/meta-data and the additional overhead in maintenance?

    Why cant we use WSRR at runtime and devtime and manage service lifecycle through Lifecycle supported within WSRR? WSRR can act as a single place to store all service artifacts, manage service metadata and also manage service governance, notifications etc all in one place.

    What am I missing here? I totally get the use case for WSRR, but I need some more convincing for RAM. Some of our customers feel the same.

    • Carlos Says:

      Hi Thanks for commenting. I think your questions warrant a specific posting on this topic rather than answering as a comment. I will post on your specific question this upcoming week.

  3. Sinu Sekhar Says:

    I got some more information on this from Gartner report. It would be nice to see a real use case addressing the importantace of both and what customers might miss out by not considering RAM in the picture.

    ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/rational/web/whitepapers/federated_metadata_mana_147616.pdf

    • Carlos Says:

      I often find when customers see the 2 products (RAM and WSRR) in a demonstration, the answer to this question immediately becomes clear. RAM manages all kinds of published asset and has a core competency for the development and assembly of software assets. WSRR focuses primarily on services and has core competencies with services and their run-time integrations.


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