Chapter 6. The UDDI Data Structures

UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration) is a specification for creating a registry service that catalogs organizations and their Web services. An implementation of the UDDI specification is called a UDDI registry. A UDDI registry is a database that supports a set of standard data structures defined by the UDDI specification. The data structures model information about organizations (corporations, business units, government agencies, etc.) and the technical requirements for access to Web services hosted by those organizations. You can search a UDDI registry for specific kinds of companies or Web services. You can also register your own business and Web services in a UDDI registry. The usual analogy ...

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