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Welcome to the Apache Tuscany project! The Tuscany community is working to create a robust and easy to use infrastructure that simplifies the development of service-based application networks and addresses real business problems posed in SOA.

Tuscany is based on specifications defined by the OASIS Open CSAMember Section and the Open SOACollaboration:

  • Service Component Architecture (SCA) - An essential characteristic of SOA is the ability to assemble new and existing services to create brand new applications that may consist of different technologies. Service Component Architecture defines a simple, service-based model for construction, assembly and deployment of a network of services (existing and new ones) that are defined in a language-neutral way. Tuscany implements the SCA Version 1.0specifications. Learn more about SCA
  • Service Data Objects (SDO) provides a uniform interface for handling different forms of data, including XML documents, that can exist in a network of services and provides the mechanism for tracking changes. Tuscany implements the SDO Version 2.1specifications. Learn more about SDO
  • Data Access Service (DAS) provides a simple SDO interface to relational databases. Learn more about DAS

The above mentioned technologies provide a full infrastructure for developing and running SOA based applications. They are not dependent on one another and can be used independently.

Please join us to create a simple, practical, extensible SOA infrastructure to address the problems that large-scale applications and service networks are faced with. We look forward to your participation.


  • May 21, 2008 - Apache Tuscany is now an offical ASF project!
    The ASF board has approved graduation from the Apache Incubator to be a fully endorsed ASF top level project.
  • May 11, 2008 - PyCon Italia Due
    Giorgio Zoppi presents Python e Service Component Architecture covering Python in SCA
  • To view a list of previous releases please go to the download page of each subproject.
  • past Tuscany events
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