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OMG’s members actively shape the future of software standards at OMG
meetings where they write, adopt, and maintain the organization’s
standards following a mature, worldwide, open process. Member companies
benefit from early awareness of emerging standards, and the ability to
shape them to fit their architecture and needs. After adoption, the
specifications are made available to everyone for free download on OMG’s
website, and are maintained by an open, long-term process. The entire
industry benefits from the economies and capabilities of standardized
software that conform to these specifications.
OMG issues rapidly growing suites of both industry-specific and
general standard software. Based on OMG’s flagship Model Driven
Architecture® (MDA®), these standards implement business functions
equivalently and interoperably on virtually all popular middleware
platforms including Web Services, XML/SOAP, C#/.Net, Enterprise
JavaBeans, and others in addition to OMG’s own CORBA®. CORBA, the Common
Object Request Broker Architecture, is OMG’s standard open middleware
platform for object-oriented systems; the Data Distribution Service
(DDS) supports data centric publish-subscribe semantics. Both middleware
standards support real-time as well as conventional systems.
OMG’s MDA standard is a powerful tool for modeling complex systems
that also helps companies future-proof their technology investment.
Modeling standards include the Unified Modeling Language® (UML®),
MetaObject Facility™ (MOF™), OMG Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysML™),
XML Metadata Interchange® (XMI®), Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN™),
and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM™).
Our maturity model work (Business Process Management Maturity Model
or BPMM and Green Computing Maturity Model or GCMM) allow for standard,
common ways for organizations to measure their own success. They define
common missions and provide a means to build momentum.
These specifications combine to form a foundation and framework for
multi-platform enterprise interoperability that covers the full software
lifecycle, allowing organizations to leverage their IT assets and
maximize their return on software investment. Implementations of OMG
specifications are produced by vendors as products, or by end users and
others who need a standard solution to a particular computing or
business problem to future-proof their software assets.
The focus of the OMG is not just to create commercial consensus
through standards, but also to ensure that the marketplace embraces
those standards. OMG continues to nurture the marketplace of
interoperable software, one in which users can purchase
standards-compliant software “off the shelf.” The full catalog of OMG
specifications is available on our website at
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