deep tech"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and the other inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, there is war." (S.O'C.)
The merger closed this week:
Now, its on to the big leagues for the guys who resetted the developer debate, if not the economics of the app server market. I would like to take some credit for the free movement in Enterprise Java land, but I am too exhausted today to sing my song. Rather, I would like to talk about identity management, and what it means to have security in the web enterprise. My friends at Diamelle are busy away creating a release that will have some bearing on this debate. In fact, when it comes out it will introduce the identity management excercise in to the service-oriented architecture plans of IT. How so?
Well for one, Diamelle IDM is an app running on an app server. As we all should know by now, the Java app server is the SOA operating system, with the corresponding JBI, BPEL, and related dev. tools supporting Enterprise Java's creation of the 'services' that will run in the SOA enivornment. This is the one thing that has caused me to pause around the web services talk and even the SOA banter - - how do you create services? They don't just appear out of mid-air, even though the Cape Clears of the world would like you to ditch the invstment in Java and go to their dev. tools. Don't get me wrong, I long for the day of working with Cape Clear, they are a dark horse. But Annrai's talk on app servers is purely self-serving, and more than that, is wrong.
Back to IDM with SOA. Why is this important (you can't stay with me, J.S.)? It's an applications world, not an app enivornment world. Developers run the show and always will, or I guess until the BEA Beehive and Business Manager tools do something. I am not holding my breath. Deep tech is about creating business, or should I say enterprise, apps. This is what Diamelle is doing with IDM. App-level identity management to be carried around with your services, not some central repository in a singular datacenter. That is not the cloud:
Within days, Diamelle will be introducing a SOA solution for IDM that will re-shape the economics of app distribution and SOA development. Check with me if you need more information on how this renders Sun, IBM, CA, and Novell irrelevant. Either get on an app server and get on the train, or get out of the game...