It's real. Now you can answer to most of your questions about any service managed by CCI in just one query from your computer or smartphone. No need to go after anyone or sending a lot of emails to get the information you need.
Since I joined EDP, I think the question I've been asked most is "Can you tell me the consumer applications of the service X?". It may be a simple question but it implied an access to the system, a search for the right service and finally an analysis over the different configurations possible to confirm all the system that might be consuming the service. And yes, it took time.
The ones with the need had to wait untill any of us could go and check for them. And we had to find time to stop what we're doing to go and check. It wasn't a win-win solution for sure.
Now you can simply access Developer Portal and do the query for yourself. Do you know the name of the service and need more information about it? Do you want to filter your query by specific provider or consumer system? Do you need to find out if a service is exposed in Datapower (EAI-SG)? Or you are looking for an API? In any case now you can answer in just two simple steps for most of the cases.
The information may still not be complete in some cases but we are confident that the source of this information, GBA, will continue to grow and evolve to a solid compilation of all webservices and API's in a near future.
Just go to Integration Repository search page and give it a try. And if you don't have access to this section but this is the tool you ever wanted to have just request the right permission through the Contact Page.