Archive for April, 2004

One more Grid computing Consortium

Sunday, April 25th, 2004

At OracleWorld in Fall 2003 Oracle proposed a commercial grid consosrtium with an enterprise focus. Well, we already have GGF.
Why another one?
Quoted in the press–Chuck Rozwat, Oracle EVP for server technologies, told OracleWorld attendees that the company is “interested in forming a commercial Grid consortium so that, together with other members of the industry, we can define standards that make up the APIs and functions for the commercial Grid computing infrastructure.
The alliance was formally launched on 20th April, 2004.
On Board is:EMC, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP, Intel, NEC, Network Appliance, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. Other founding members include AMD, Ascential Software, Cassatt, Citrix, Data Synapse, Enigmatec, Force 10 Networks, Novell, Optena, Paremus and Topspin.

SQL, XML, WebServices and Grid Computing

Saturday, April 17th, 2004

Ron Burret via XMLHack
In a panel discussion at Software Development 2004 entitled “Marrying SQL, XML, Web Services and Grid Computing”, Peter Coffee of eWEEK magazine best summarized the state of these four technologies when he said that customers would not abandon SQL, wanted to use XML to repurpose data, and considered Web Services the default implementation strategy for many projects. On the other hand, they felt grid computing was still three to five years away.
The panel consisted of Jim Melton (Oracle), Rick Cattell (Sun), Daniela Florescu (BEA), Jim Gray (Microsoft), Jim Kleewein (IBM), and the aforementioned Peter Coffee. It was moderated by Ken North.


OASIS Web Services Security Specification Approved as an OASIS Standard

Friday, April 16th, 2004

The Web Services Security specification set includes: Web Services Security: SOAP Message Security 1.0 (WS-Security 2004), Web Services Security UsernameToken Profile 1.0, Web Services Security X.509 Certificate Token Profile, and two relevant XML Schemas. The WSS TC is also creating additional token profiles for use with the core SOAP Message Security 1.0 specification, including the Web Services Security: SAML Token Profile, now in an advanced state of preparation.
Read more at OASIS Web Security TC website