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Strategies for enterprise data management (EDM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are often pursued as separate, disparate programs and initiatives within organizations, both as a business requirement as well as an IT implementation perspective. However, there are important overl...
It's hard to think about service-oriented architecture without thinking of services; after all, services are the main focus of SOA (it's even in the name). If service-oriented architecture is an approach where the business and technical architecture is oriented around services, then wh...
Many organizations out there don't really have to sell SOA. They understand that hype is the driver, and, in essence, leverage the thousands of articles and books on the topic to sell this architectural pattern. However, in most cases SOA has to be sold in the enterprise. If you're doi...
Have you ever wondered what makes for good SOA style services? Well, wonder no more. Good services must be reusable, contract based, composable, abstract, autonomous, extensible, discoverable, stateless, distributed, and manageable. You’ve most likely yawned over such lists before, and...
The concept of service-oriented architecture (SOA) has caused a profound shift in the worlds of business and technology, causing important changes that will stand the test of time in how millions of people think and work. However, I believe the practice of SOA is overdue for a paradigm...
One of the things covered in the recent Burton report was an instance where a new CIO was needed to get SOA going. In essence, the culture needed to change in order to accommodate the changes required to get a SOA rolling, and thus they changed out their CIO to change the culture. If y...
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) proposes a model of software as a distributed network of cooperating services, in contrast to the traditional, more monolithic application model. Operationally managing such applications requires a sophisticated management organisation and operating ...
In today's difficult economic times, maximizing return on assets is a strategic imperative. Information assets are no exception. Service-oriented architecture (SOA), with its focus on agility and reuse, plays a critical role by accelerating development of new high-business-value applic...
We often say SOA is a discipline in enterprise architecture and if you want to get the most out of it, you have to approach SOA from business, architectural, organizational, and technological perspectives. However, most of the organizations we've worked with are taking a project-driven...
Virtualization is a buzzword that is living up to its hype as it takes hold in IT. It has spawned magazine covers, conferences, and analyst reports, and all with good reason. Virtualization allows applications to be deployed in a highly efficient manner. By taking the physical servers ...
The specification phase helps design the details of the three first-class constructs of SOA: services, service components, and flows. It uses a combination of three high-level activities to determine which services to expose, provides a detailed specification for the exposed services, ...
What could be a problem with logging in SOA in the presence of such wonderful tools like log4j, Java’s logging library and similar? Why might we need something special for SOA and why aren’t existing techniques enough? The answer is simple and complex simultaneously – in SOA we are dea...
Service Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) is a modeling and design technique developed by IBM that provides prescriptive steps for how to enable target business processes by defining and developing a service-based IT solution. SOMA provides the communication link between the bu...
When the programming model shifted from the traditional procedural model to that of object-orientation, a major paradigm shift occurred in the world of IT development. The focus was on encapsulating the state and behavior of entities and calling that encapsulation a class. Instances of...
Business application software and middleware vendors are addicted to exorbitant amounts of upfront money from perpetual licensing models to deliver their expected quarterly revenues. Enterprise software customers have no choice but to overspend absurd amounts of money on what business ...
Without architecture, SOA is just a bunch of mashups that may or may not really solve an organization's issues. SOA is capturing attention around the world, but the task of creating and managing a truly service-oriented architecture can be elusive. Here we'll explore the creation and m...
Originally inspired by techniques used to design buildings and cities, and popularized by the Gang of Four during the mainstream emergence of object-orientation, design patterns have seen us through the various shifts in architecture, technology, and, of course, design. Pattern catalog...
When there are lots of solutions, choosing the right products to build your software is really challenging. Identifying the right combination of middleware products to build your SOA is key to its success. This article discusses an approach to using non-functional requirements in choos...
Web applications built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) promise to greatly improve IT efficiency and business agility. SOA establishes data and protocol standards so that existing internal and third-party application modules or services can be reused and orchestrated into busin...
Layer 7 Technologies announced its go-to-market partnership with Steria Benelux. Steria will act as a channel partner for Layer 7's SOA gateway products in Belgium to offer leading SOA security, governance solutions and support to its current and prospective customers.
Within any organization, communication between the core business operations and the IT group has traditionally been a challenging and adversarial relationship. Most miscommunications between the two groups result from misunderstandings related to software and other issues. Now the gap ...
We've come pretty far with SOA. Gartner reports that 'SOA' is the most widely used search term on their Website. On Google, a search for 'SOA' turns up 6,750,000 matches. And all of us in IT probably have to wade through some discussion related to SOA on a daily basis. That's a pretty ...
Roy Schulte, VP at Gartner and its research team leader for Application Integration and Middleware, discusses trends and practices for SOA in this brand-new webinar presented by MetaMatrix. In particular, Schulte underlines the important role being played by Data Services.
While new business functionality traditionally requires multi-year development projects, SOA promises new functionality by orchestrating existing services into required business processes. Unfortunately, adoption of SOA is not practical in a single, enterprise-wide, 'big-bang' conversi...
While new business functionality traditionally requires multi-year development projects, SOA promises new functionality by orchestrating existing services into required business processes. Unfortunately, adoption of SOA is not practical in a single, enterprise-wide, 'big-bang' conversi...
In an event hosted by Oracle President, Charles Phillips, Oracle unveiled plans to help customers and partners more easily control, secure and manage large volumes of unstructured content. With Oracle Content Database and Oracle Records Database, organizations can manage the full infor...
Infravio today announced extended UDDI features in the new release of its business focused SOA registry, Infravio X-registry&trade. The move improves interoperability with the standard for Web Services registries with SOA governance, Web Service Delivery Contracts and functionality tha...
Creative Science Systems (CSS) today announced the release of BizZyme SOA Suite v6.5. The new suite adds a wider array of new features for delivering greater performance in large enterprises.
Australian software developer, InfoComp, today announced the release of Composer Business Integration Server to further support InfoComp's wrap and fund administration platform, extending Composer's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
In this second article about service-oriented architecture (SOA), I offer a concrete plan, along with tips and insights, to help you build an effective SOA roadmap, and to help ensure the success of your SOA initiative.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has emerged as a key strategy for IT and line-of-business executives to jointly enhance business performance and agility in today's intense corporate climate. Using the SOA methodology, business applications are built as an assembly of loosely couple...
As you continue to develop your IT architecture, it becomes clear that the route to achieving real business benefits requires a fundamental change in the way you think about system design. In this article on services-oriented architecture (SOA), I'll share with you helpful tips, insigh...
The requirement of being agile in today's market means having business processes at one's command that can easily be modified for different requirements. This requirement, along with usage of open standards that addresses the problem of interoperability, compels today's business units ...
As enterprises today increasingly depend on IT to help drive business innovation and provide competitive differentiation many are turning to web services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) to create the flexible and agile IT infrastructure necessary to be able to be responsive to...
New business requirements are leading companies to change the way they deploy enterprise content management (ECM) data and applications. Faced with the limited interoperability and/or scalability of conventional ECM platforms, developers are turning to Web services as a way to realize ...
'In Q2 we saw significant increases in license sales to companies making their initial investment in developer focused automated test and analysis solutions,' said Mark Johnson, Parasoft Senior Vice President of Marketing, as Parasoft announced today that its Q2 revenues grew 140% for ...
SOA Software's Service Manager version 3.0, announced by the Santa Monica, CA-based company today, has been proven to scale to more than one billion messages per hour in a simulated customer deployment.