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New SOA solution fast-tracks IT implementation

Veronica C. Silva | Oct. 25, 2011
Target market includes businesses wanting to respond quickly to customer demands.

With business expected to be nimble enough to adapt to constant change, Progress Software recently introduced a solution that can help businesses deploy the IT infrastructure faster.

The Nasdaq-listed company introduced the Progress Sonic Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and the Progress DataXtend Semantic Integrator (SI) which are part of its pre-integrated enterprise integration solution.

The service-oriented architecture (SOA) solution helps companies respond quickly to the demands of their business without the usual limitations of how data and policy changes can be handled, the company said.

"Delivering pre-integrated enterprise integration solutions empowers CIOs and enterprise architects to respond to change within their IT infrastructure quickly and cost-effectively so that they can derive value and a return on their investment quickly, without disrupting current systems or losing data quality," said Colleen Smith, vice president of platforms and integration, Progress Software.

SOA support

"Businesses require agility in their IT infrastructure and by offering the Progress Sonic ESB pre-integrated with the Progress DataXtend Semantic Integrator, users can now support SOA with real-time data allowing them to respond faster to new business requirements," Smith added.

With the pre-integrated solution, IT developers can improve on their productivity because the development and deployment environment are tightly integrated.

With the DataXtend SI, users can also access the comprehensive Sonic ESB platform for improved performance and data service scalability. The new Sonic ESB also features improved visibility and impact analysis capabilities which help developers easily make changes on applications when needed.

Robin Bloor, founder and analyst, Bloor Research, said SOA solutions should offer this agility in integrating applications without disrupting the IT operations so that organisations can respond quickly to changes in business.

"For IT to be successful in supporting business, it has to evolve its approach to SOA to be more responsive, particularly in how it handles change with regard to data semantics and policy," added Bloor. 


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