a global enterprise architecture vision that provides mechanisms and
tools to enrich the information required for application, process, and
project portfolio management Downloads Oracle Enterprise Repository.
ownership cost of technology assets can, and usually does, become
significant. The need to centralize, monitor and control the
contribution of each technology asset becomes a paramount responsibility
for most organizations.
In Service Oriented Architectures (SOA),
it is vital to manage the service, the main component of this
architectural strategy, and its components. The service's reuse benefits
can easily be diminished without correct analysis of its dependencies
Using Oracle Enterprise Repository as the central
point of SOA artifacts' cataloguing makes it possible to obtain a
holistic vision and develop synergies between different SOA assets,
empowering their re-utilization and analyzing the impact on the
organization caused by IT changes. When the SOA domain is considered,
the issue of governance should therefore always come into play.
SOA governance and its tools are mandatory to achieve any measure of
SOA success, their value still passes incognito in most organizations,
mostly due to the lack of visibility and the detached view of the SOA
initiatives. A number of problems jeopardize the visibility of these
initiatives, primarily understanding and measuring the value of SOA
governance and its contribution: SOA governance tools are usually
inadequate for anyone outside of the technical domain (business
analysts, project managers, or even some enterprise architects), and are
especially harsh at the CxO level.
A governance strategy is
fundamental for SOA and cannot be complete without a global enterprise
architecture vision that provides mechanisms and tools to enrich the
information required for application, process, and project portfolio
By creating a formal, common, representational model, a
language (graphic and textual), and standard viewpoints, and by
extending the basic capabilities of a SOA governance tool, we can
leverage the information for a greater scope and number of analysis
possibilities (e.g., time-based, dependency).
To tackle those challenges, Li
Consulting has brought Oracle Enterprise Repository's main
functionalities and its own Enterprise Architecture Management System
(EAMS) together in a full SOA governance + enterprise architecture
solution. The Enterprise Architecture Management System - Oracle
Enterprise Edition combines the architecture management solution with
Oracle Enterprise Repository to deliver a product specialized for SOA
governance. It gathers the best of two worlds (SOA and EA) in a solution
that enables SOA governance projects, initiatives and programs, and
provides an easier mechanism for exchanging information with the
business, other operational areas and project management.
article, we describe how an organization can leverage the best EA and
SOA governance practices and, with the help of adequate exploration and
communication tools (like Oracle Enterprise Repository and EAMS),
achieve and maintain the level of quality and visibility that is
required for SOA and SOA governance initiatives. Read the complete article here.
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