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High Performance SOA with Software Pipelines

Cory Isaacson

Cory Isaacson

Many organizations have adopted SOA development models to deliver flexible and agile application components, but frequently ended up having to trade off performance and scalability in order to achieve these benefits. As service-oriented applications continue to grow in size and complexity, performance has become a foremost concern. Various optimization techniques exist to address runtime service performance concerns. This article explores these established design options and contrasts them with software pipelines, a new technology developed to accommodate service usage demands without compromising the flexibility and agility that is so important to achieving strategic SOA goals...


Essential Components of an SOA Quality Foundation

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

There are a significant number of companies investing in SOA initiatives, but only a small number are at the point of realizing a positive return on their investments. These organizations have embraced SOA as part of their core business strategies, yet they have also taken a pragmatic approach, knowing that a successful service-oriented architecture depends upon the quality of the architecture itself. Creating an SOA quality foundation means understanding the overall goals of a service-oriented strategy, and optimizing the environment for successful execution of that strategy. This article explores the major components that make up the foundation of SOA quality and discusses the need for communication, trust and control to ensure that a service-oriented solution meets or exceeds business and technical expectations - whether it's in the form of cost savings, productivity, better customer service, or reduced time to market...


SOA and the Core Competency Model: A Business Perspective for Realizing Competitive Advantages

William Murray

William Murray

The key to getting the most out of SOA lies within the knowledge of how to create "truly" service-oriented solution logic. That knowledge has been documented as part of the service-orientation design paradigm. As with object-orientation, service-orientation represents a distinct approach to designing solution logic in support of a very specific set of goals. This paper (consisting of book excerpts from "SOA: Principles of Service Design" and published on a separate Web site at www.SOAPrinciples.com) introduces the design principles that comprise the service-orientation design paradigm and further explores various aspects and effects of applying service-orientation in the real world...


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