Web Services Technologies and Trends

Key Findings:

  • The Web Services market is segmented into three major segments:
    • Web Services Platforms consisting of a Web Services Development Environment and Web Services Runtime Environment
    • Web Service Application Development Suites
    • Web Services Operations Management
  • 75% of surveyed companies stated that their planned Web Service deployments will be internally-focused
  • 64% of surveyed companies stated that Enterprise and Data Integration was the primary focus of their Web Service implementations
  • 61% of surveyed companies plan a pilot test of Web Service-based applications within the next 12 months
  • 58% of current Web Services pilots are being deployed on the Java2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) infrastructure

Table of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Scope of Report
  • Web Services — Baseline Definitions
  • Problems addressed by Web Services and ROI
  • Current State of the Market of Web Services
  • Market Sizing, Numbers, and Stats
  • Pieces of the Puzzle: Standards and Specifications
  • SOAP Implementations
  • Portability and Interoperability Issues and Challenges
  • UDDI Implementations
  • Pieces of the Puzzle: Web Services Market Segmentation
  • Web Services Platform: Development Environment and Runtime
  • Web Service Transports
  • Web Service Application Development and Delivery
  • Web Services Operations Management
  • Competitive Trends & Directions
  • Missing Elements / Gaps
  • Predictions
  • What’s Real and What’s Not?
  • End Notes and References
  • Vendor Profiles