Telelogic Adds Business Process SOA Solution

Malmo, Sweden- and Irvine, Calif.-based Telelogic has enhanced its solutions for service-oriented architectures (SOAs). The provider of enterprise lifecycle management products is now offering its new System Architect for SOA product, along with a new version of its Tau model-driven development solution.

The Tau 3.1 development solution facilitates the design and development of SOA and Web services for enterprises. It creates executable models that simulate application functionality, allowing testing and code editing throughout the development process.

New features of the Tau 3.1 product include "automated import and generation of WSDL, XSD and generic XML framework details," according to an announcement issued by the company. It also adds expanded Java support, such as for Java Enterprise Edition 5. It also has enhanced support for the C# language.

Telelogic's new System Architect for SOA product combines modeling with business process analysis. It supports collaboration and reporting and identifies services for reuse, which can lower costs.

The purpose of Telelogic's solutions is not just to create a map, said Greg Sikes, executive vice president of the product division for modeling solutions at Telelogic. The company's solutions provide a high-level view of the capabilities of an organization. Using System Architecture for SOA, you can describe your software assets. Then you can suggest a new business process using the services that are available, he added.

"What we see in the customers that are attempting SOA is that they understand blending loosely coupled services, but they have to first understand what they have," Sikes explained.

CIOs typically would use the System Architect for SOA function to assess costs and risks [across the SOA]," Sikes said. The system enables autodiscovery of an IT infrastructure, and the resources become automatically populated into System Architect, he added.

"We're announcing a new module affecting SOA, providing a visual way for a CIO to have a high-level view. The second area is in functional modeling -- allowing better support and production of code," Sikes said.

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