Gartner Research

UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration) and Web Services: Perspective

Published: 12 November 2002

ID: G00111348

Analyst(s): Russell Ruggiero, Deborah A. Hess, Jannette M. Alston


UDDI is a platform-agnostic technology for publishing, discovering and using Web services. It provides a registry of Web services data and metadata, APIs, and interfaces for accessing the services.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Introduction
    • The UDDI Registry and Documents
    • The UDDI APIs
    • Using the UDDI Registry
    • The UDDI Technology Roadmap
  • Technology Analysis
    • What the UDDI Specifications Actually Specify
    • Web Services and UDDI
    • UDDI and ebXML: Competitors or Complements?
    • Next-Generation Web Services
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Standards
  • Technology Leaders
    • BEA
    • CapeClear
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
    • OASIS and
    • SAP
    • Sun
    • Systinet
  • Technology Alternatives
    • LDAP
    • DSML
    • XML/edi
    • Web Services Inspection Language (WSIL)
  • Insight

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