Sun Microsystems Addresses SOA Governance with Sun Service Registry

Comprehensive Service Registry and Repository offering to support both UDDI v3 and ebXML Registry 3.0 standards enabling Secure, Federated Information Management

June 15, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the early access availability of the Sun Service Registry for customers who need to track and manage increasing numbers of web services. Sun’s Service Registry also includes an integrated repository for storing service metadata, and providing additional capabilities such as web services lifecycle management. The combined registry-repository serves as a cornerstone for true service oriented architecture (SOA) governance.

With the rapid adoption of SOA and web services projects, enterprises need to manage the resulting vast array of metadata that needs organized storage and discovery for increasing scalability requirements. Sun’s Service Registry enables service oriented architectures by providing centralized access to discovery, use and reuse of web services as well as secure, federated information management. By offering a unique single-registry solution that supports both UDDI v3 and ebXML Registry 3.0 standards, Sun’s Service Registry enables customers to publish, manage, govern, discover and reuse services within a broad range of applications.

“SOA Governance requires more than today’s registries provide,”said Mark Bauhaus, vice president for Java Web Services , Sun Microsystems. “With Sun’s Service Registry, customers can now truly address both web services access and SOA governance. By providing a shared infrastructure component, integrated with various products of the Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES), Sun helps enable SOA for a wide range of government and commercial customers around the world.”

“A meta-data repository is a key enabling technology for SOA,” said Yefim Natis, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner, Inc. “It is safe to say that no long-term enterprise SOA initiative can succeed without an integrated and searchable repository/registry.”

Key features, including the ability to uniquely define information models and relationships among metadata and help to ensure conformance of published services and content for more flexible customer environments. In addition, customers can manage aspects of the web services to reflect their IT policies and use event-based delivery of information to support specific processes.

Future Java ES components will integrate with the Service Registry including Access Manager for user authentication, Application Server deployer/administrator for managing service lifecycles, Java Studio Enterprise service developer for develop-deploy-test cycles, and a Portal Server for managing WS-Remote Portlet and producer descriptions. Integration with the Application Platform Suite and the Identity Management Suite are also being planned. Customer applications can integrate similarly via Service Registry API’s and protocols. Sun’s Java ES running on the Solaris operating system (OS) delivers a core set of industry-leading shared enterprise network services as a single, integrated entity on a predictable release cycle.

Sun will demonstrate the Service Registry at JavaOne 2005 conference, and will ship the product as part of the Sun Java ES R4 in the Fall. An Early Access version of Sun’s Service Registy is included in Java Web Services Developer Pack (Java WSDP) 1.6 which will be generally available later this month. For more information on Sun’s Service Registry, visit

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