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Which technology standards does SAP NetWeaver support?

SAP NetWeaver incorporates a comprehensive stack of technology standards that SAP intends to extend as additional standards become stable enough for production use.

The platform, with a declarative, model-driven environment that both programmers and business analysts can use to develop business solutions, builds upon existing service-oriented architecture (SOA) and web services standards. These standards fall into the following categories:

Basic web services

SOAP, Web Services Description Language (WSDL), Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI), WS-Addressing, WS-Policy

Interoperability profiles

WS-I Basic Profile and Basic Security Profile

Security

XML Digital Signature, XML Encryption, SAML, and WS-Security

Reliable messaging

WS-Reliable Messaging

Web Services Policy Frameworks

WS-Policy

Web Services Addressing Core

WS-Addressing

Process definition

WS-BPEL

XML

XML Schema, XSLT

Service management

Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Common Information Model (CIM)

SAP actively participates in many of the organizations that are responsible for developing these and other standards, including:

W3C

Develops XML, XML Schema, XSLT, WSDL, and more. SAP is a gold-level sponsor of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and a member of the W3C Advisory Board that provides strategy-level guidance to the W3C management team.

OASIS

Develops standards such as UDDI, WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Security, and WS-BPEL. SAP is ...

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