Industrial SOA article at OTN and Service Technology Magazine
By JuergenKress on Apr 23, 2013
SOA and service-orientation have laid the foundation for a variety of emergent service technology innovations, while the original building blocks of SOA and service-orientation continue to evolve by embracing fundamental service technologies, concepts and practices. These new technology innovations do not replace service-orientation; they use it as their basis.
Service-orientation continues to evolve towards a
factory approach, towards industrializing integrated platforms, such as
BI, master data management (MDM), mobile front-ends, BPM, adaptive
processes, Big Data and Cloud Computing – all of which add architectural
layers upon SOA-based infrastructure. All of these technologies can
interface via standardized data and functions, published as service
contracts, in order to avoid redundancy – that's service-orientation.
Let's take a closer look. The amount of data, which companies produce
and store tends to grow on an on-going basis. This includes structured
data (for example, from ERP systems or data warehouses), as well as
unstructured data (for example, from e-mails). With the rise of social
media services like twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and the emphasis on
Customer Experience Management, the amount of data and data sources has
increased dramatically. To integrate all of these data sources through
an SOA-approach is essential. The models, principles and patterns behind
SOA and service-orientation can be applied to formalize
interoperability between... read the full article here
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