Web Services vs. ebXML: An Evaluation of Web Services and ebXML for e-Business Applications
For companies operating in an increasingly globalized business environment, e-business means online transactions, automated business collaborations and system integration. This means not only to provide products through supply chains, but also to delivery services and information through networks. The e-business tools and standards come from two domains known as Web Services and e-business XML (ebXML). Web Services and ebXML are modern integration technologies that represent the latest developments in the line of middleware technologies and business-related integration paradigms respectively. In this paper, the authors discuss relevant aspects of the two technologies and compare their capabilities from an e-business point of view.