GRIA is Grid middleware that enables use of the Grid in a secure, interoperable and flexible manner. It makes use of business models, processes, and semantics to allow resource owners and users to discover each other and negotiate terms for access to high-value resources. It implements an overall business process to find, procure and utilise resources capable of carrying out high-value, expert-assisted computations. By focusing on business processes and the associated semantics, it enables users to provision for their computational needs more cost effectively, and develop new business models for some of their services. Services from different providers can be combined together to create applications using a simple and easy-to-use API.
Orchestra is a complete solution to handle long-running, service oriented processes. It provides out of the box orchestration functionality to handle complex business processes. Its objectives are improvement and control of processes, services interaction, and improving the productivity and agility of the company. It provides a powerful engine to execute processes and a set of graphical tools to design, deploy, administrate, and monitor them. It is based on leading standards of the BPM market: BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) for Process design and WS-BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) for Process execution.
GIntegrator is a lightweight and simple enterprise application integration (EAI) software. With GIntegrator, users can build a SOA-based environment easily. GIntegrator runs atop a JVM and uses a very easy language to describe message routing rules. It leverages the principles of enterprise integration patterns (EIP).
WOSH (Wide Open Smart Home) is a message-oriented middleware for controlling and automating a smart home. It comes with working services and devices. WOSH is an open multi-platform C++ framework. Its architecture is service (bundles) oriented and designed for distributed (cloud) computing. WOSH ships with library source, many services, and some applications (a server, a trayicon remote controller, and a GUI full-controller). Some features provided by its micro-kernel are a multi-user system with access policies, a centralized database manager and system monitor, and automatic network management and masquerading (on TCP). Some of the implemented services are: multimedia audio playback, monitor and control of X10 devices, remote control using instant messaging, and a remote control using SMS and call notification.
mod_reserve is an Apache2 module for Linux that extends the Apache HTTP server, allowing it to reserve a certain CPU bandwidth for the provisioning of a service. This module exploits the functionality provided by AQuoSA, whose API is used to reserve CPU bandwidth for execution of tasks. In this way, the module can force the Web server to provide services, like CGI or Perl scripts, using exactly the configured CPU bandwidth. This behaviour is useful in order to provide Quality of Service to certain types of services, or to prevent the kinds of attacks in which a service can starve all the others.
QoSDB is a QoS registry designed for supporting QoS management in realtime SOAs. It can be exploited for gathering QoS data related to different functional behaviors of the application (application operating modes) and for predicting future performance based on historical data. A modular architecture allows for defining various models for the prediction of resource requirements under a set of conditions which has not been observed yet. This allows for achieving nearly-correct resource allocation (self-configuration) for the application with a great reduction of needed observation/benchmarking points, especially in those contexts in which the space of possible configuration parameters is big (e.g., multimedia applications supporting arbitrary resolutions). By leveraging the QoSDB, SOAs can be built with auto-tuning capabilities, for better exploitation of internal resources while guaranteeing the QoS required by users.