Web Services and ebXML are both exciting new developments in the world of electronic business. Web Services provide a method for
creating service-oriented, component-based applications that are built on open, Internet-based standards. ebXML lowers the entry barrier
to e-business and provides standards that allow trading partners to discover one another, make their needs and capabilities known, agree
on terms, and initiate transactions in an automated way. Combined in the form of an ebXML Registry, these two complementary standards
ensure interoperability between trading partners' systems, and they are quickly forming the infrastructure that will make global
electronic commerce a reality.
Registries are the focal point of e-business. They contain the business services, processes, messages, and vocabularies that make
up the transactions exchanged between trading partners. They provide the means to search for potential trading partners and their
capabilities. Registries also let organizations consolidate and standardize the elements of their operations, like business processes,
forms, and terminology.
centralizes and organizes your business documents, processes, and services,
then shares that information to enable business process integration. Its Lifecycle Manager controls the submission, classification,
association, deprecation, and removal of registry items. A Query Manager permits discovery and retrieval of the registry's contents.
A Repository Manager handles the physical storage and safekeeping of registry
objects. A User Manager controls who can use the registry and what privileges they have. The ebXML Message Service module provides secure and
reliable delivery of ebXML messages. A Web-based Administrator Workbench makes content management both intuitive and convenient.
Web Services and ebXML interfaces let you plug into popular e-business infrastructures and provide superior XML interoperability.
provides reliable and secure delivery of ebXML messages.
Its Transaction Manager, in tandem with a Persistent Storage Manager, guarantees delivery of messages, even in the event of system failure.
It handles the packaging of headers and
payloads into ebXML envelopes, the sequencing of multiple messages in the proper order, and multi-hopping of messages through
intermediate nodes. The Transaction Manager also allows the status of messages to be tracked as they progress through a transaction.
[Refer to STAR/OAG Case Study
By using GoXML™ Registry as the hub, and GoXML™ Messaging as the routing, transport, and packaging infrastructure
of your e-business processes, you can enable your applications for business-to-business and application-to-application integration.