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Why is Service-Oriented Architecture Important?

Diana Gray
Sr. Principal Curriculum Product Manager

According to Techopedia, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) references a set of principles and methodologies applied by software engineers to design and develop software in the form of interoperable services.[1]

Why is Service-Oriented Architecture important?

The rapid growth of cloud-based applications in the enterprise, combined with pressure to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing the complexity of integrating applications. 

To meet the challenges these complexities bring, Oracle offers Oracle SOA Suite 12c, a complete and unified application integration and SOA solution.

With simplified cloud, mobile, on-premises, and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c does the following:

  • Speeds time to integration
  • Improves productivity
  • Lowers TCO

Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon.

With easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support, enjoy reduced development and maintenance costs and lower complexity.

The functional components of Oracle SOA Suite are grouped in four broad categories: connectivity, service virtualization, orchestration and analytics. This is a robust and complex solution so it makes sense to look into taking training on best methods and practices.

Get Training on Oracle SOA Suite

Learning about Oracle SOA Suite can build your skills and boost your take-home pay. A recent search on Indeed.com found 222 open jobs in the U.S. for Oracle SOA Suite professionals. Salaries range between $95,000 and over $180,000 per year.

Ready for the challenge of application integration? Oracle University offers a number of Oracle SOA Suite courses, including the following:

Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications NEW 

Learn to design and develop SOA composite applications for application integration with services.

Oracle SOA Suite 12c: System Architecture and Administration 

Learn to install and configure Oracle SOA Suite 12c in a clustered environment based on the Oracle Enterprise Deployment Guide reference model.

Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Essential Concepts NEW 

Gain familiarity with Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts and technologies, as well as capabilities of core components of Oracle SOA Suite.

Get Certified as an Oracle SOA Specialist

Customers looking to deploy the Oracle SOA Suite need qualified specialists to implement this powerful solution. This is where you come in.

By investing time into earning an Oracle Certification, you'll develop the skill set to take full advantage of the breadth and depth of the SOA Suite. When you pass your certification exam and officially earn the Oracle SOA Suite 12c Certified Implementation Specialist Certification, you validate your expertise to current and future employers, increasing your global marketability.

Learn more about SOA Certification from this related blog post, "Earn the Certification That Makes You an Integration Super Hero."

[1] https://www.techopedia.com/definition/24591/service-oriented-architecture-soa


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