Patent Number: 7,711,812

Title: Definition system and method for web services that monitor other web services

Abstract: A web service development tool and method that allows a functional web service developer to associate a developed functional web service with a Web service Description Language (WSDL) document that contains a reference to a separate monitoring web service. The separate monitoring web service is specified as a Universal Resource Identifier (URI) in the Web Service Description Language (WSDL) document for a functional web service being. The web service developer includes instrumentation functions in the functional web service to collect data related to the performance of the web service. This collected data is then made available to the monitoring web service to support analysis of performance data for the executing functional web service.

Inventors: Rosu; Marcel C. (Ossining, NY), Raghunath; Mandayam T. (Fishkill, NY), Narayanaswami; Chandrasekhar (Wilton, CT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018