NTT Chooses IBM to Build UDDI Registry

Japan's largest long-distance phone service provider is using IBM's WebSphere and DB2 technology to build its UDDI registry.

NTT Communications Corp., Japans largest long-distance phone service provider, is using IBMs WebSphere and DB2 technology to build its Universal Description, Discovery and Integration registry.

NTT will build its public UDDI registry node using IBMs WebSphere and DB2 software. The company will operate it on the WebSphere Application Server and will use DB2 database software as the data repository.

The UDDI Business Registry is a global catalog for companies to register their businesses and the services they offer. It enables companies to easily integrate with other businesses and their services. NTTs public UDDI Business Registry will let companies easily find and transact with each other, which will help facilitate and expand Web services in Asia, the company said.

NTT is building its registry based on IBMs public UDDI node and is translating the user interface and management code to Japanese.

Ariba Inc., IBM and Microsoft Corp. founded the UDDI project in 2000 to foster an industry standard for this aspect of Web services. IBM offers a UDDI registry as an integrated part of the WebSphere platform. It runs on Linux, Windows 2000 and Windows NT and is available for free at the WebSphere Developer site. It also will be built into future releases of WebSphere infrastructure software and WebSphere Studio software development tools, the company said.

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