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Distributed UDDI (Universal Description Discovery and Integration) registry lookup and storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015766D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system to incorporate distributed discovery and search capability across UDDI registries. A significant limitation of existing UDDI implementations is that, there is only one global UDDI registry in the implementation. In the future, UDDI registries other than the global network will become prevalent. In fact, this is being encouraged byIBM with the announcement of its private UDDI registry product. However, a given UDDI registry that lives within a network of peer nodes has no mechanism of discovering or searching other UDDI registries. Ass privately maintained UDDI registries become more prevalent, they will need a mechanism searching for information that does not belong to them in order to satisfy queries.

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  Distributed UDDI (Universal Description Discovery and Integration) registry lookup and storage

    Disclosed is a system to incorporate distributed discovery and search capability across UDDI registries. A significant limitation of existing UDDI implementations is that, there is only one global UDDI registry in the implementation. In the future, UDDI registries other than the global network will become prevalent. In fact, this is being encouraged byIBM with the announcement of its private UDDI registry product. However, a given UDDI registry that lives within a network of peer nodes has no mechanism of discovering or searching other UDDI registries. Ass privately maintained UDDI registries become more prevalent, they will need a mechanism searching for information that does not belong to them in order to satisfy queries.

Therefore, the key idea of this disclosure is to add transparent distributed discovery and search capability across UDDI registries. Conceptually, this allows a global (or top-most) UDDI registry to act as a peer to a set of other, (potentially privately maintained) UDDI registries, therefore extending the power and applicability of UDDI as whole. The topology of this peer network has many variations -- either a search could be directed first at a private UDDI and then directed to a public UDDI registry, or vice versa, as business requirements and processes dictate.

In this scenario, if a UDDI Server is asked for a business entity that implements a p...