Seamlessly connect applications across multi-application, multi-site, distributed environments, and guarantee the timely and continuous delivery of business services connected to your OpenEdge application.

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Solution Providers (SPs) and OEMs are being pressured to handle all of the integration needs of their customers associated with their applications or solutions. Application integration can no longer be an "afterthought" or something that their customers must do "by themselves". By leveraging Web services with your OpenEdge application, you can develop a service-oriented architecture (SOA) incrementally to meet your specific business needs, budget and timelines.

When coupled with OpenEdge, Aurea® Sonic® is an embeddable, always-available integration platform for ISVs, SPs and OEMs that enables the development of modular and open applications—ensuring that they can integrate seamlessly with other applications “out-of-the box. With this, partners are able to move beyond the delivery of a single layer of integration into a comprehensive integration solution that meets all of their customer's application integration requirements.

OpenEdge and Sonic enable faster time-to-market and higher customer satisfaction without increasing development costs.


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 are a standardized way of integrating Web-based applications using open standards such as XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI over an Internet Protocol (IP) backbone.

In other words, Web services are the technologies that enable connections to be made among unrelated software components. These components perform discrete business functions (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.

Key features:

  • Location Transparency
  • Comprehensive Out-of-Box Security
  • Guaranteed Message Delivery
  • Seamless Interoperability
  • Continuous Availability
  • Advanced Clustering Technology
  • Unsurpassed Scalability & Performance

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