Mashups get down to business and add new value to SOAs

SOAWorld Session and WSO2 Mashup Server Screencasts Show How

Mountain View, CA – November 18, 2008 – Mashups are the rock stars of personal productivity, allowing people to easily combine Web data to create new Web services, such as personalized news feeds and travel guides. Increasingly mashups are becoming serious business tools that can add significant value to an enterprise SOA.

Aiding mashups’ business cred is a new generation of mashup servers that deliver mashups as fully capable Web services, encouraging reuse through the separation of content from presentation. Now mashups can perform long-running activities, which previously required a workflow engine to drive. For instance, the mashup that rallies the company ski club to enjoy some fresh powder can be consumed in a mashup for the transportation division that initiates instant messaging alerts about possible travel delays any time it snows.

SOAWorld: Mashups –Bringing Springtime to Your SOA

WSO2, the open source SOA company, will present a session at the SOAWorld 2008 Conference and Expo to discuss how mashups can complement other tools to drive workflows, business process execution, and visualizations in maximizing the value of an enterprise’s SOA infrastructure. Case studies will provide attendees with real-world examples of how incorporating mashups in SOAs are improving productivity, and facilitating reporting and business intelligence.
When: Thursday, November 20, 2:20-3:05 p.m.
Where: SOAWorld 2008, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA
Presenter: Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development

Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development, previously served as WSO2 director of mashup technologies, a role in which he led the development of the WSO2 Mashup Server. Jonathan also will participate in an SOAWorld “SOA Power Panel: Is SOA a Journey or a Destination?”.
When: Friday, November 21, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Where: SOAWorld 2008, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA

WSO2, an SOAWorld sponsor and exhibitor, will demonstrate its WSO2 Mashup Server at the show. The open source WSO2 Mashup Server combines the simplicity and richness of mashups with the reusability, security, reliability and governance required for a SOA. The SOAWorld 2008 Conference and Expo runs November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.

Learn How to Create Enterprise Mashups

To help developers get started, Jonathan has also recorded a series of screencasts that provide practical how-to mashup techniques using the WSO2 Mashup Server.