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Other Voices: Envisioning a Software Distribution Hub

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This makes me smile.
Mr. Sorofman hasn’t met OMS yet.

Other Voices: Envisioning a Software Distribution Hub: “Today’s approaches are too slow, costly and chaotic to address modern system complexity and IT budgets”

(Via Dr.Dobb’s Architecture & Design Articles.)

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June 7, 2010 at 23:06 pm

ACID transactions in ECM, DAM, software distribution, and license management

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OMS SafeHarbor has been building browser-based software applications for ten years. We started out calling this model browser-based-software. Then someone came up with the TLA (Three Letter Acronym) for Application Service Provider (ASP), and now the domain is commonly referred to as Software as a Service (SaaS).

Regardless of how you describe the general environment, we are all still talking about code interacting with a database or datastore. Software engineers, constantly seeking yet another acronym, call this a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern.


So what does this have to do with ACID transactions? The browser-based, MVC, world of the Internet is asynchronous (HTTP is an asynchronous protocol) and decidedly not ACID.

ACID is a way to describe the properties of a single database transaction.

A = Atomic

C = Consistent

I = Isolated

D = Durable

We are bringing a new set of products to our content management, software distribution and license management customers that bring ACID transactions out of the database realm and into the web-based, ASP, SaaS domain of software applications.

When we talk about a transaction that is ACID, we described it as a transaction that completes, or doesn’t; nothing gets left half-done. The transaction looks the same every time and it is predictable. The transaction can be executed, processed, tracked, traced, and audited singularly. The transaction, once complete, it can’t be changed or undone. It completion can be reported on with precision and accuracy and historically referenced.

If SaaS implementations were more ACID, instead of a 404 file-not-found error when you clicked on a dead link, you might simply stay on the page you started from and receive a simple notification in another window.

Now imagine a asking for a software download or generating a license file for your CAD tools, and imagine that as an ACID transaction; you start the download and are guaranteed its Durable completion!

As you think about delivering you software, licenses, entitlements and services via the web, you should also think about ACID transaction perspectives. Atomic, Consistent, Isolated and Durable, make sure your transactions pass the ACID test!

Find out more about software distribution, CRM, licensing and entitlement management by visiting OMS SafeHarbor.


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June 16, 2009 at 11:09 am

OMS offers Data Verification and Export Compliance Service

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OMS SafeHarbor is pleased to announce the availability of our Data Verification and Export Compliance Service. This new service allows either standalone or integrated access to verify personal identification details against US and other government controlled lists. The 24/7 service is operated by OMS and continually updated as government lists are updated. In addition to the government lists, corporations can maintain their own custom lists. This allows companies to standardize and centralize control information and make it accessible both through a GUI and via a web services API to multiple applications.

Additionally, the service is integrated with our Electronic Software Distribution solution, automating the necessary compliance checks before allowing access to digital assets.

Click the link to read more about this service on our website You can also download our Service Brief: Data Verification and Export Compliance Service from that page. You can always contact us at

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September 2, 2008 at 15:09 pm


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