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?