Services Management (OSM) Platform
OSM Architecture, Service Composition and Orchestration
The Open Services Marketplace (OSM) platform is an enterprise-class infrastructure for
constructing public and private marketplaces using a just-in-time service integration approach.
Compatible with multiple business process engines and leveraging the latest
web service standards (SOAP, UDDI, WSDL), OSM adds additional value in two areas:
The OSM Platform was being developed to serve as the base infrastructure for
a number of applications providing visibility, comprehension, and response
across the extended enterprise.
- An ontology-based service registry provides collaborative tools
for developing, maintaining, and rationalizing standareds for service APIs used
by the public or private marketplace. Mapping tools help smooth out variations
in APIs provided by different vendors, enabling a single service call to work
with many service providers.
- Advanced service brokering leverages an automatic decision support
framework for selecting the best service provider given the current situation.
This framework makes use of the service registry, allowing the dynamic
incorporation of new business rules and intelligence at runtime.