SOA article – What is SOA? Why is SOA important? What is the status of SOA? What is the future of SOA? Wow can you start with SOA?

Published with my Brazilian friends and article about SOA, if you want to learn

  • imageWhat is SOA?
  • Why is SOA important?
  • What is the status of SOA?
  • What is the future of SOA?
  • How can you start with SOA?

What is SOA?

Thomas Erl’s SOA Manifesto highlights the business view of SOA and Wikipedia the technical view of SOA. Key in each successful SOA project is to understand the business value, define the business metrics and build a ROI business case.

Why is SOA important?

SOA can support you to align your business goals with your IT architecture. Companies who implement SOA are much more flexible to adopt and change their processes. For example telecommunications companies can offer new services or update their service prices. A SOA architecture can also give the business real time access to the data they need – business activity monitoring (BAM). With BAM information business users can make their process decisions based on real time data. Information from different systems can be standardized to combine and integrate them. In our example we could combine a customer record from a sales and a billing system. It will help the business to understand the whole view of the customer.

What is the status of SOA?

Since 2005 many SOA systems have been successful implemented. In the beginning SOA was used often as a technical integration platform – services and service bus. Later business process execution language (BPEL)… read the full article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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