There's lots of SOA going around SFO these days.
With OracleWorld going on at San Francisco's Moscone Center, there has been a slew of announcements around Oracle's 10g family of products and from Oracle's reseller/partner network. Expect to see releases of Oracle 10g Application Server, Database Server and Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control platforms in mid 2005. The big news, as reported in InternetNews, is that this new generation of products is big on support for service-oriented architecture, XML and enterprise grid computing.
Not to be outdone (and to catch the assemblage of media representatives), BEA Systems booked conference room space less than a block away from Moscone to unveil its Diablo server, now called WebLogic Server 9.0, which is designed to allow developers to rapidly build, test and deploy -- you guessed it -- SOA applications.
Now that every product coming on the market is an "SOA" product, it leads you to you wonder: is SOA just another trendy acronym to describe what we've been trying to work toward over the last decade anyway?