Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Object Oriented Messaging
The mechanism for enforcing your loosely coupled architecture is managed by the Enterprise Data Pump and lifted from your programmer’s shoulders.
Dynamically Grown Services
Plug-in alternative to developing services in a fraction of the time.
Faster way to SOA
Unityware’s flagship products significantly reduce the time and cost of implementing IBM’s Websphere and Oracle/Bea’s Aqualogic middleware products. The technologies replace the currently required hand-crafted work by automatically “growing” new services on-demand. Delivery cycles taking man months are reduced to hours. Enterprise software implemented with the company’s products becomes substantially more agile in responding to end-customer needs.
Information Technology Paradox
Historically information technology directors had to make a trade-off between the ease of change in enterprise systems and the number of points at which enterprise systems connect and share information. The more points at which different automation systems are connected the harder it is to change any of the connected systems. The paradox forces enterprises to choose between increasing IT development budgets and the ability to meet their customer’s expectations. IBM, Bea and Oracle are trademarks of their respective holders. This is not an offer of the company’s securities and is it not an offer to sell.
Today the great bulk of implemented enterprise software still embody legacy architecture. Competitive pressures by more agile enterprises ignited by the web, are forcing enterprise automation systems to become more integrated than ever before. Integration must now reach between each step in the supply chain and still allow for rapid changes. Demand for better integration in each step of the supply chain adds an extra dimension to the issue. Business agility in the modern web-based business environment is becoming expected by end-consumers, if not a matter of business survival.
Current IT Solution: SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
New architectural approaches to the construction of enterprise software have been developed that allow enterprise application software to become substantially more complex while making it easier to make changes. Product development by IBM, Bea and others over the last 10 years, have created off-the-shelf technologies that are used as a foundation for building new enterprise software under the new architectural precepts. The new architecture treats fragments of programs as sharable “services” that can be used by software anywhere in the enterprise. SOA software is built more as an elastic structure than a traditional rigid program.
Half of all middleware development projects were budgeted over $1 million, in addition to the cost of the middleware technologies. 40% of planned middleware projects can’t get budget because of problems predicting ROI; an additional 17% fail from a host of problems stemming from long development times. Developing reusable services costs 50% more than traditional software development and has training and learning curve issues. But, only one in four get reused. While SOA technologies implement with reasonable speed, the service development represents the bulk of time delays and a major portion of the cost.
Using a combination of the Unityware Virtual Logic Design Studio and Virtual Logic Server products, new web services now consuming man months can be created in a matter of hours. Estimated savings for ongoing “maintenance” of implemented projects is between 20% and 40% by using Unityware’s technology. In a new Websphere based project with a development budget of $1.5 million, management estimates that 18 month delivery timetable requiring 10 technologists, or 15 man years, would be cut to 3.6 man months and could be delivered in two calendar months with only two technologists, or a fully burdened cost of only $33k. The savings in time-to-market are expected to reduce project failure rates (now hovering around 50%).
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