WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 25, 2005–Companies are grappling with the best way to implement the rapidly growing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach to distributed computing, including Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), SOA Fabric, and other means to implement SOA. To address these issues, ZapThink is hosting the industry’s key luminaries on this topic – Gordon Van Huizen from Sonic Software and Frank Martinez from Blue Titan – on its May 4, 2005 ZapForum Webcast entitled “The Great Debate: ESBs, Fabrics, or Something else?”
“There’s way too much inconsistency in how companies are defining and tackling the various methods for implementing SOA,” said Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst with ZapThink, LLC. “We hope to settle some of the issues around ESBs, SOA Fabrics, and other modes of implementing SOA once and for all on our May ZapForum Webcast.”
Run like a call-in radio talk show, the ZapForum Webcast starts with thought-provoking content lead by ZapThink SOA experts Jason Bloomberg and Ron Schmelzer. After this session, the ZapForum Webcast will feature the guest experts who will present, speak, and take Q&A from online attendees. Throughout the Webcast, attendees will be invited to call-in with their questions, comments, and experiences. Attendance at each Webcast is free and open to all registered ZapThink users.
On the May Webcast, guest expert Gordon Van Huizen, CTO of Sonic Software, will explain what an ESB really is, and how the ESB overcomes limitations of monolithic integration brokers and application servers to create an event-driven enterprise SOA that can adapt to ever-changing business requirements. Frank Martinez, CTO, Chairman and Cofounder of Blue Titan will explain how an SOA Fabric can be used to create integrated Services networks that are adaptable, scalable and resilient — providing unified control and coordination of shared services across a global, distributed enterprise, and how this approach differs from emerging Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) solutions.
Other topics discussed include the emerging infrastructural patterns for SOA implementation, how an SOA Fabric can be used to create integrated Services networks that are adaptable, scalable and resilient, and how an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) overcomes limitations of monolithic integration brokers and application servers to create an event-driven enterprise SOA.
ZapThink is also considering additional guest experts and sponsors for its ongoing series.