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From "Paul Fremantle" <>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] WSRM 1.1 is now an OASIS Standard
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2007 13:19:38 GMT

 Boston, MA, USA; 21 June 2007 -- OASIS, the international open
standards consortium, today announced that its members have approved
Web Services Reliable Messaging (WS-ReliableMessaging) version 1.1 as
an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of
ratification. WS-ReliableMessaging allows messages to be transferred
reliably despite failures in software components, systems, or
networks. It enables a broad range of reliability features, including
ordered delivery, duplicate elimination, and guaranteed receipt.

"Reliable messaging is one of the features customers demand most as
they move to electronic business. The problem is that messages can be
lost, repeated, or reordered, and host systems can fail," explained
Paul Fremantle of WSO2, co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable
Exchange (WS-RX) Technical Committee. "WS-ReliableMessaging addresses
all these risks by providing a modular mechanism that identifies,
tracks, and manages the reliable transfer of messages between a source
and a destination."

Sanjay Patil of SAP, co-chair of the OASIS WS-RX Technical Committee,
added, "WS-ReliableMessaging delivers a key element in the openness of
an enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) and provides a
critical building block that can be used in conjunction with other
specifications and application-specific protocols to reliably handle a
wide variety of SOA requirements and scenarios."

The extensible nature of WS-ReliableMessaging allows additional
functionality, such as security, to be tightly integrated. It
incorporates a SOAP binding for interoperability and allows additional
bindings to be defined. The protocol can be implemented with a variety
of robustness characteristics ranging from in-memory persistence
scoped to a single process lifetime, to replicated durable storage
that is recoverable in the most extreme circumstances.

OASIS president and CEO, Patrick Gannon, noted, "WS-ReliableMessaging
integrates with and complements the WS-Security OASIS Standard as well
as other Web services specifications. Combining these standards offers
companies many reliable, secure messaging options."

The WS-ReliableMessaging OASIS Standard was developed by
representatives of Adobe, BEA Systems, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel,
IONA, Microsoft, NEC, Nortel, Novell, Oracle, Progress Software, Red
Hat, SAP, Sun Microsystems, TIBCO, webMethods, and others. The
WS-ReliableMessaging OASIS Standard and the archives of the OASIS
WS-RX Technical Committee work are publicly accessible. OASIS hosts
the ws-reliablemessaging-dev mailing list for exchanging information
on implementing the standard.

Support for WS-ReliableMessaging OASIS Standard
"On behalf of ACORD, we welcome the official release of the
WS-ReliableMessaging OASIS Standard. ACORD is committed to Web
services standards as part of its Service Oriented Architecture
strategy and has been working for several years with its members on a
profile for Web service protocols based on insurance industry use
cases. WS-ReliableMessaging is a piece of the puzzle we have been
critically expecting in support of robust message exchange, flexible
deployment of services, and mass transit on the Internet. We are
strongly encouraging the implementation of this set of protocols in
software libraries and tools, in support of Web services deployment in
the insurance industry," said Lloyd Chumbley, Assistant Vice President
of Standards, ACORD.

"Interoperable reliable messaging is a critical component in enabling
real-world distributed Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).
WS-ReliableMessaging provides a framework for reliable and robust
exchange of business information as part of Web services and SOA,
enabling the enterprise to realize reliable integration and
collaborative business processes leveraging disparate applications,"
said Charlton Barreto, Senior Computer Scientist and Architect, Adobe

BEA Systems
"The acceptance of WS-ReliableMessaging as an OASIS Standard
represents an important milestone in the development of reliable,
secure services that can leverage today's heterogeneous
infrastructures. Ensuring that messages are delivered, eliminating
duplicate messages, and delivering messages in the order they are sent
are fundamental capabilities for building flexible, SOA-based
applications. With the standardization of WS-ReliableMessaging, BEA
Systems plans to continue its commitment to and leadership in Web
services standards," said Gilbert Pilz, Sr. Principal Technologist,
Office of the CTO, BEA Systems, Inc.

"Enterprise systems are nothing if they are not reliable, and no Web
service that employed intermediaries could be reliable until now.
WS-ReliableMessaging is widely adopted. Platform users can now have
high confidence that this core functionality will be available to them
on a variety of platforms from most enterprise vendors. We thank the
committee for all of its work in resolving the many challenges that
arose in the production of this specification. Hitachi anticipates
that this result has been worth the work," said Takao Nakamura,
Executive General Manager, Software Division, Hitachi Ltd.

"Microsoft is pleased to see WS-ReliableMessaging 1.1 become an
approved standard. Product interoperability is increasingly important,
and we believe that the addition of reliable message exchange to the
suite of standard WS-* protocols will benefit both customers and the
industry," said Omri Gazitt, a Product Unit Manager at Microsoft.

"Oracle is committed to driving standards that facilitate the
development of modular business services that can be easily integrated
and reused--creating flexible, adaptable IT infrastructures. The new
WS-ReliableMessaging standard will help provide an interoperable way
to guarantee message delivery to applications or Web services, which
is an essential capability for implementing Service Oriented
Architectures (SOAs)," said Don Deutsch, vice president Standards
Strategy and Architecture, Oracle.

Red Hat
"With WS-Security and WS-Transaction having been approved as OASIS
Standards, WS-ReliableMessaging is the last key component to enable
secure, reliable and transacted Web services in an interoperable
fashion. We're pleased to have been associated with such an important
standard," said Mark Little, Director of Standards for Red Hat.

Sun Microsystems
"We are pleased to have contributed to the standardization of this
much-needed software infrastructure component. Wide industry support
for the WS-ReliableMessaging 1.1 standard will lead to highly
interoperable Web Services stacks, making this technology ubiquitous
for users who require robust service-oriented applications. It will be
a welcome addition to the Web Services capabilities (JAX-WS) of Sun
Java(TM) System Application Server, Open Source Project Glassfish, and
Sun Java(TM) System SE/EE," said Thomas Kincaid, executive director,
Application Platforms, Sun Microsystems.

Additional information:
WS-ReliableMessaging 1.1 OASIS Standard:

OASIS WS-RX Technical Committee:

Cover Pages Technology Report: Reliable Messaging

About OASIS:

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information
Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives
the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards.
Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a
lightweight, open process expressly designed to promote industry
consensus and unite disparate efforts. The consortium produces open
standards for Web services, security, e-business, and standardization
efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets.
Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing
over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.

Press contact:
Carol Geyer
OASIS Director of Communications
+1.978.667.5115 x209 (office)
+1.941.284.0403 (mobile)

Paul Fremantle
Co-Founder and VP of Technical Sales, WSO2


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