SAN FRANCISCO, Nov.16, 2000 — The Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) Project — a broad coalition of business and technology leaders — today announced the initial public beta testing of the UDDI Business Registry, a Web service designed to accelerate the adoption of business-to-business (B2B) integration and commerce on the Internet. The UDDI Project also announced that 94 new members have joined since the launch two months ago, bringing the total number of participants to 130.
By listing a Web service in the UDDI Business Registry, companies are opening the door for the establishment of new e-business relationships and added efficiency to existing relationships. Companies can publish identifying information and indicate a preferred means of conducting e-commerce transactions. Businesses registered are located more easily by B2B customers and partners via the registry’s search mechanism.
The globally distributed operation of the UDDI Business Registry is currently shared by Ariba, Microsoft and IBM. Each company operates a registry server which interoperates with the other participants’ servers, ensuring that information registered at one site is shared with all other operator registries. The UDDI Business Registry is a platform-neutral implementation of the UDDI draft specification announced last month. Future versions of the Business Registry will add other companies as operators.
Having a business service listed in the UDDI Business Registry is free, companies can begin the registration process at: http://www.uddi.org/register.html .
Membership in UDDI Triples
Industry support and membership in the UDDI Project continues to grow, contributing to the significant momentum behind the UDDI Project. The 36 original project members announced at launch are: American Express Co., Andersen Consulting, Ariba Inc., Bowstreet, Cargill Inc., Clarus Corp., CommerceOne Inc., CommerceQuest Inc., Compaq Computer Corp., CrossWorlds Software Inc., Dell Computer Corp., Descartes, Extricity Software Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Great Plains, i2, IBM Corp., Internet Capital Group, Loudcloud Inc., match21, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., Microsoft Corp., New Era of Networks (NEON), Nortel Networks Corp., NTT Communications Corp., Rational Software Corp., RealNames Corp., Sabre Holdings Corp., SAP AG, Sun Microsystems Inc., TIBCO Software Inc., Ventro Corp., Versata Inc., VeriSign, VerticalNet Inc. and webMethods Inc.
The UDDI Project also announced the following 94 companies have joined the initiative: Acom Solutions, AECdirect, Ajuba, archiTAG Iternational, Ardesic, Atlas Commerce, Attunity, B2eMarkets, Bluestone Software, Boeing, Breakaway Solutions, Business.com, Inc., Canopy International, Channelwave, ClearCrossing, CommerceRoute, CommerceScout, Contivo, CycloneCommerce, DataChannel, Datum, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, e-Business Exchange Pte Ltd., eBuilt, EC Cubed Inc., Edifecs Inc., Entrada Software, Epesi Technologies, Epicentric, eTopware, EveryThingtele.com, Evolve Software, Finmatica, Ford Motor Company, fourthchannel, Inc., GeoTrust, Granitar, Greenline, Handysoft Corp., Hewlett Packard, HubSpan, Intalio, Intel, Intelliun, Internet Exchange Network, Inc., iomega, Ironside Technologies Inc., ITFinity, JPeople LLC, Market Data Systems, Mega International, Navision Software, Netfish Technologies, NetVendor, Inc., Network Oil, ObjectSpace, Onvia.com, Open Applications Group, Openpages Inc., Open Ratings, Inc., Optika, Orsus, PayAnyBill.com, Peregrine Systems, PFN Inc., PrintCafe.com, ProcureNet Inc., Progress Software, Provato, RightOrder, RightWorks, Riolabs, Sequencia Corp., Simplica, SoftCo, Sterling Commerce, SuperVita, SupplySearch, Tata Consultancy Services, Teledeal, Inc., Thomas Publishing, Tiscon AG, Valicert, VelociGen, Inc., Viacore, Vitria, Webango, Workscape, XML-Global Technology, XMethods, XML Solutions and 365 Media.
About The UDDI Project
The Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) Project is a 130 member coalition of business and technology leaders committed to the acceleration and broadening of business-to-business integration and commerce on the Internet. For more information on the UDDI Project go to: http://www.uddi.org .