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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Chapter 4. UDDI—Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration

When UDDI came on the scene, its champions positioned the new technology as the savior of e-business. Businesses along a value chain would use UDDI registries to dynamically and automatically select new business partners, locate the electronic services implemented by those partners and start executing e-commerce transactions with them. This would revolutionize how businesses operate: wipe out the need for human interaction in many business tasks, reduce overheads and middleman costs, and fundamentally enable a dynamic and fluid e-business environment.

Today, it is difficult to find companies that are truly using UDDI, and UDDI registries boast a relatively small number of entries. ...

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