SOA Software, a leading mainframe web services vendor, today announced
that SOLA, its flagship mainframe SOA product, has reached the five
year mark in running reliably extremely high volume production
environments. During this period SOLA has not been responsible for a
single production outage, despite handling tens of millions of
transactions every day. SOLA runs the world's largest mainframe SOA
implementations. A number of SOLA customers use it to run many millions
of mainframe web services transactions per day, and many customers'
plans anticipate volume in the 20-30 million transactions per day range.
Because SOLA offers a complete SOA solution there is no requirement to
integrate multiple products when building an enterprise-class SOA
incorporating the mainframe. SOLA includes a drag-and-drop graphical
development studio, an integrated UDDI registry, WS-Security, WS-Policy,
monitoring, logging, a management console and dashboard, SLA management,
BPEL, SAML, X509 Certificates, LDAP and Active Directory. SOLA eliminates
the complexity and expense of combining multiple products, such as CICS
TS 3.x, WebSphere and RAD... SOLA is the only mainframe SOA product to
offer closed-loop Governance automation. A service is automatically
governed from the point of creation because it inherits a security policy.
Policy, by means of WS-PolicyAttachment, is associated with the service
though all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle. It is not
possible to create or run an ungoverned service. Other features of SOLA
include integration with enterprise change management, Global Dictionary,
Logging, Auditing, Outbound SOAP requests, Batch support, Integration
with external UDDI, version control, support for the Software Development
Lifecycle, WSDL first and integration with SOA Management tools, making
SOLA the only secure, standards-based, and Governable product in the
space. SOLA also offers XACML for authentication and a comprehensive
identity mapping system that allows for the mapping of any credential
(LDAP, etc) to a mainframe RACF ID.