WSO2 adds out-of-the-box support for SOA lifecycle management to open source WSO2 Registry 1.1

WSO2 Registry 1.1 for SOA Governance is Now Integrated with WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

New York, NY – June 23, 2008 – WSO2, the open source SOA company, today announced the availability of the open source WSO2 Registry, Version 1.1. The WSO2 Registry 1.1 adds comprehensive, out-of-the-box, service-oriented architecture (SOA) lifecycle management. Version 1.1 also includes new features for allowing users to encode their own custom governance rules and policies, as well as validation to ensure that services match corporate industry interoperability standards. Together with the WSO2 Registry’s socially enabled interface, the new features facilitate collaboration in the management, ranking and reuse of enterprise Web services.

The WSO2 Registry 1.1 is being introduced at the 13th Annual SOA World Conference & Expo East being held June 23-24, 2008 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY.

In addition to being offered as a standalone solution, Version 1.1 of the WSO2 Registry has been integrated into the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) 1.7 also being launched today. (For more information, see the WSO2 ESB 1.7 press release dated June 23, 2008.)

“As enterprises automate more of their processes through Web services, there is a much greater need for comprehensive, customizable governance capable of supporting heterogeneous SOA environments,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO of WSO2. “Version 1.1 of our WSO2 Registry takes the lead in directly addressing these requirements with coding-free set-up, extension points for easier customization, and the performance and scalability that enterprise SOA governance demands.”

WSO2 Registry 1.1 For Out-of-the-Box and Custom SOA Governance

The open source WSO2 Registry features a structured registry and repository and Web-based interface. With Version 1.1, the Registry adds out-of-the-box, comprehensive SOA lifecycle management support, including the ability to define custom lifecycles with conditional state transitions. Additionally, the WSO2 Registry 1.1 provides three well-defined extension points that provide a flexible, plug-in approach to linking resources and allowing users to encode their own governance rules and polices. These include “aspects” to define custom behaviors, “filters” to intercept standard behaviors, and “handlers” to decide what to do with them.

Other key features of the Registry 1.1 are:

  • Transactional API support to enable the grouping of activities into atomic, consistent isolated and durable (ACID) transactions to guarantee reliable processing.
  • Dependency views, which let users track reliance graphs between resources and analyze the impact of changes on dependents.
  • Arbitrary association types that link to internal or external resources.
  • WSDL validation, including validation of the WS-I Basic Profile specification, to ensure interoperability.
  • Enhanced search capabilities to facilitate the ability to search based on tags or advanced criteria.
  • Enhanced API, which allows the Registry to be embedded in runtime systems and to support automated governance.
Availability and Support

The WSO2 Registry 1.1 is available for download today. As a fully open source solution released under the Apache License 2.0, the WSO2 Registry does not carry any software licensing fees. WSO2 offers a range of service and support options for the Registry. These include support subscriptions, training, consulting, custom development and development support. For information on service and support packages, visit .