Dave Kearns is labeling LDAP as the COBOL of Identity.
That’s cute, but not terribly accurate.
COBOL has had competing languages almost from the very beginning. If you chose to use COBOL, you did so because you felt it met your requirements better than the other existing alternatives.
So Dave, what is the alternative to LDAP today? What will it be in 5 years?
Let’s assume the alternative is “Technology X”, where X is your favorite identity standard or technology.
Now I am going to let you in a secret. LDAP isn’t the COBOL of Identity. LDAP is the SNMP of Identity.
And if LDAP is the SNMP of Identity, is Technology X the CMIP of Identity?