Anne Thomas Manes received a lot of attention last week after sharing that many of her Burton Group client companies are abandoning their SOA efforts.
This week, Burton Group issued a press release calling for the industry to prove SOA success. The Burton Group wants to find success stories for a research project on best practices it plans to present in June at its Burton Group Catalyst Conference.
If you have a success story you'd like to share, you should contact Chris Haddad, the Burton Group VP and Service Director. The press release, complete with contact info, promises all information will be kept anonymous.
In a more recent post, Manes said she has identified one success story -- which would make for a short list of "best practices." She said she needs at least three to be able to identify any trends. Overall, her post this week seemed more optimistic than her original post -- she says she's always thought SOA would take about 20 years to show its long-term impact.
She writes she's "actually pretty stunned at the enormous success my one success story has achieved in just 4 years," but adds she's not sure it should all be attributed to SOA.
In other integration news:
Pervasive Launches On-Demand Integration Platform. Pervasive Software is now offering an on-demand integration platform called DataCloud for use with SaaS integration, as well as on-site, B2B integration and large scale bulk data exchange. The press release says it works with Pervasive Data Integrator to deliver integration-as-a-service. It's a subscription service that uses a pay-as-you-go model. You access DataCloud through a browser, although it can provide behind-the-firewall integration through Pervasive's data gateway.
Webinar on Open Source Data Migration. Talend is hosting a Webinar on using its Open Studio for open source data migration. You'll need to pre-register for the one-hour event, which will start at 9 a.m., PDT, Thursday, April. 3.
The presentation will cover working with the constraints of data migration, such as high-data volumes, heterogeneous environments, data consistency maintenance and post-migration data synchronization. The presenter will offer a case study and discuss how "open source brings the right answer to these constraints."
Ironically, the registration page says you'll need Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 server or Vista to attend the presentation. Sorry, Linux users.