Gartner MQ for SOA Governance

Although I find it hard to believe that Frank Kenney and Daryl Plummer were hard at work all day on December 31st, that’s the publication date of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technologies. Software AG, which placed well in the leaders quadrant, has the report available for download.

This is the first time for this MQ, and to quote Gartner’s definition of the SOA governance market:

SOA governance is about ensuring and validating that assets and artifacts within the architecture are operating as expected and maintaining a certain level of quality. This Magic Quadrant reduces the market to one set of technologies with strong architectural cohesion (integration) promoting ease of use and interoperability of product.

I found their definition to be a bit fuzzy, especially the part that defined the SOA governance market as including “products, sales, marketing and services specifically targeted at providing SOA governance.”

Lots of the usual suspects here — BEA, TIBCO, IBM, Fujitsu — as well as others who I don’t really think of as being in this market.

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