Provide Connectivity with Web Services
Web services offer significant benefits in their flexibility, ease of use, and reuse as well as a way to develop a more service-oriented architecture (SOA) over time that meets your needs, budget, and timelines. "Web services" describes a standardized way of integrating Web-based applications using the XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI open standards over an Internet protocol backbone. In other words, Web services are the technologies that enable connections to be made between heterogeneous software components that each performs a discrete business function (for example, an inventory checking function), called "services." By adding a Web-services-based interface to these services, they can communicate and interoperate more effectively.
Progress Sonic connects people, processes, and systems with the right information at the right time with high-performance and availability. Sonic integrates ANY IT resource and quickly scales across multi-site, high-transaction, distributed environments. It advances the state-of-the-art in service oriented architecture (SOA) and enterprise integration with the power and flexibility of open services and integration standards. Simply put, it is the industry’s most reliable and scalable enterprise service bus / messaging infrastructure available today.
With Progress DataXtend Semantic Integrator (SI), your analysts, architects and developers can create, maintain and govern common-model-based data services inside your SOA, providing precise data transformation that retains its original business semantics to ensure the success of your SOA.