I could have done with a heads up, but i guess i am not “distinguished” enough… Lucky ebXML has Ed Dodds watching its back. He speculates the Mayo clinic – one of IBM’s most important healthcare customer/partners–is on the ebXML trail.
Infravio is another coexistence player, driven by customer demand. Relationships with organizations such as Sabre and GM meant X-Registry supports ebXML’s regrep as a full peer to UDDI. “X-registry can be deployed as a single corporate registry or as a federated registry in the enterprise. It can exist on its own or can be used to consolidate metadata from existing UDDI and ebXML registries.” You can’t have contracts without business semantics.
webMethod’s Fabric also looks to ebXML. How about this quote
Industries such as the Automotive, Retail, and Financial Services sectors are focusing on ebXML as the business framework for XML-based business process automation. Furthermore, ebXML enjoys the backing of standards bodies such as UN/CEFACT, OASIS, and RosettaNet (for the Message Service Specification).
webMethods has just been certified “ebusiness ready” in a certification program initiated by UCC and the Drummond Group.
Joe Chiusano at Booz Allen said this would happen…