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UDDI

(Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) An industry initiative for a universal business registry (catalog) of Web services turned over to the stewardship of OASIS in 2002 as the version 3 specification of UDDI was released. Originally developed by Ariba, IBM, Microsoft and others, UDDI is designed to enable software to automatically discover and integrate with services on the Web. Using a UDDI browser, humans can also review the information contained in the registry, which is a network of servers on the Internet similar to the Domain Name System (DNS).

White, Yellow and Green Pages
UDDI white pages are addresses and contacts; yellow pages are industry classification. The green pages are descriptions of services that include the XML version, type of encryption and a Document Type Definition (DTD) of the standard. UDDI messages ride on top of the SOAP protocol, which invokes services on the Web. For more information, visit http://uddi.xml.org and www.oasis-open.org. See WSDL, Web services, SOAP, DTD and Disco.
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The new standards behind UDDI and SOAP (simple object access protocol) will allow software programs in simple computers to find and hook into other software scattered all over the Net so they will seamlessly compute together and all will be accessible from a range of devices such as PCs, laptops or cell-phones with users only paying for the services they actually use and then only for the time they use them.
The ability to exchange interoperable policies between enforcement points like our SecureSpan appliance and UDDI registries gives our customers a powerful standards-based solution for overall SOA management and governance.
By upgrading to the Flashline for SOA registry/repository, customers can blend the benefits of UDDI with a portfolio management approach to software throughout the service lifecycle.
UDDI began as collaboration among Microsoft, IBM, and Ariba to promote the adoption and use of Web services standards.
The UDDI Operators Council, which consists of IBM, Microsoft, NTT Communications and SAP, continues to provide support for the momentum in the developer community to harness real-world implementations of the advanced specification.
The company today announced the availability to developers of a new Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) server that adds secure identity management to the UDDI standard, bolstering the security and simplifying the management of Web services registries.
IDC believes that repositioning emarketplaces around Web services and featuring the UDDI repository would be viable within the next two to three years.
A well-designed repository with strong UDDI support enables organizations to most efficiently govern and utilize their software assets.
The survey sought to identify how companies are handling Web services, and specifically, if UDDI plays a role in their Web services strategies.
Enterprise Service Integrator (ESI) - Software AG's Enterprise Service Bus now includes BPEL support (to orchestrate business processes exposed as Web services), as well as improved support for SOAP and UDDI, and an automated schema/instance generator.