WSO2 named to SD Times 100 for second consecutive year

Mountain View, CA – June 23, 2009 – WSO2, the open source SOA company, announced today that it has been recognized as a 2009 SD Times 100 award winner in the SOA & Middleware category. This is the second year in a row that WSO2 has been named to the SD Times 100 list; in 2008 the company was recognized as a winner in the Middleware category.

SD Times identified WSO2 as a company that has “demonstrated leadership and innovation in the areas of SOA-enablement and in creating enterprise middleware.” The magazine noted that, “By using smart middleware, and by adding Web services to existing or new applications, enterprise software can become smarter as well, and the cost to create new functionality can drop by an order of magnitude.”

“We’re honored to be recognized as a leading provider of SOA and middleware solutions by SD Times, one of the world’s premier information sources for software development technology and best practices,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2. “It is strong validation of the value that our comprehensive and highly flexible open source SOA middleware brings to enabling today’s heterogeneous service-oriented architectures.”

February 2009 marked the debut of WSO2 Carbon, the industry’s first fully componentized SOA framework. Built on the OSGi specification, WSO2 Carbon enables developers to easily deploy only those components they need. This eliminates the complexities of middleware integration, resulting in significant savings in SOA project time, money and staffing. With WSO2 Carbon, developers also have unprecedented flexibility. They can implement component-based SOA products—such as the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Web Services Application Server, WSO2 Registry and WSO2 Business Process Server—or deploy any combination of the more than 100 Carbon components on which these products are built.

About the SD Times 100

SD Times ( is the twice-monthly newspaper of record for the software development industry, reaching more than 60,000 subscribers in 131 countries. The Seventh Annual SD Times 100 list, selected by the editors of SD Times, honors the companies, organizations and individuals that have helped lead the way to a “new software world through their ideas, inventions and new implementations.” For a complete list of winners, visit: