ServiceTechMag.com > Archive > Issue XIX: June 2008
SOA in the DoD

Howard Cohen, James Taylor

Howard Cohen James Taylor

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) understands the value of information. While this understanding is very clear, it does not yet have a fully functional or satisfactory prescription for the strategic and technical ailments that pains its communities. Service-oriented architectures are not magic but the concepts, if applied with logic, leadership and continuity, make sense. Any mission or objective must be clearly defined with planning and the use of blueprints to build solutions that have meaning to those who will be served. There is disparity in data across domains within the DoD, but there are emerging ideas and technical strategies in development to address this issue. And SOA is a key part of this solution...


The Benefits of a Data Abstraction Layer for SOA

Kirstan Vandersluis

Kirstan Vandersluis

Companies seeking increased agility and reuse through service-oriented architecture quickly find that making sense of widely distributed and disparate data is a major roadblock to achieving the benefits of SOA. To build a successful SOA implementation, architects need to pour the foundation first - they need to begin with a data abstraction layer that makes sense of an otherwise chaotic data landscape. Data abstraction leads to the ability to leverage physical data, no matter how it's structured, as new, logical schemas that exist only in middleware - creating a common data layer that architects can restructure as needed, rather than making costly changes to the physical database or core services. This article examines the use of a common data layer leveraged through data abstraction, its key advantages, and the value and ROI it generates for enterprises that deploy SOA...


SOA Engineering Focal Points

Ted Barbusinski

Ted Barbusinski

This article, the second in a two-part series, examines why strategic SOA investments so often suffer from poor technical design and implementation and, as a result, diminished ROI. In the first article, we established common SOA engineering misconceptions that are commonly the root cause of poor SOA technical implementations. Within this second part, we will examine key SOA engineering focal points and success factors that are essential to successful SOA solution engineering. The goal here is to empower IT leadership, management, and enterprise architects with the knowledge necessary to apply high-level guidance to SOA engineering teams and to position the SOA investment for successful technical implementation and maximum ROI...


2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006