Open Mashup Alliance

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Open Mashup Alliance
FormationSeptember 2009; 13 years ago (2009-09)
TypeStandards Development Organization
Region served
Mashup Product Vendors, Mashup technology users

The Open Mashup Alliance (OMA) is a non-profit consortium that promotes the adoption of mashup solutions in the enterprise through the evolution of enterprise mashup standards like EMML.[1] The initial members of the OMA include some large technology companies such as Adobe Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel and some major technology users such as Bank of America and Capgemini.

According to Dion Hinchcliffe, "Ultimately, the OMA creates a standardized approach to enterprise mashups that creates an open and vibrant market for competing runtimes, mashups, and an array of important aftermarket services such as development/testing tools, management and administration appliances, governance frameworks, education, professional services, and so on."[2]

Specification development[edit]

The initial focus of the OMA is developing EMML, which is a declarative mashup domain-specific language (DSL) aimed at creating enterprise mashups.

The EMML language provides a comprehensive set of high-level mashup-domain vocabulary to consume and mash a variety of web data sources. EMML provides a uniform syntax to invoke heterogeneous service styles: REST, WSDL, RSS/ATOM, RDBMS, and POJO. EMML also provides the ability to mix and match diverse data formats: XML, JSON, JDBC, JavaObjects, and primitive types.

The OMA website provides the EMML specification,[3] the EMML schema,[4] a reference runtime implementation capable of running EMML scripts,[3] sample EMML mashup scripts,[3] and technical documentation.[5]

The OMA is developing EMML under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives license.[6]

The eventual objective of the OMA is to submit the EMML specification and any other OMA specifications to a recognized industry standards body.[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Open Mashup Alliance FAQs".
  2. ^ "Creating a unified model for enterprise mashups".
  3. ^ a b c "OMA Download Agreement Page".
  4. ^ "EMML Schema".
  5. ^ "EMML Technical Documentation".
  6. ^ "OMA FAQs".
  7. ^ "Enterprise mashup proponents start organizing".
  8. ^ "Home".

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