SOA Framework

Posted: July 24, 2007  |  Categories: Inter Access BV Service Oriented Architecture SOA Uncategorized

My company inter access is working hard on a SOA framework. I mentioned this in one of previous posts. We have found a more or less good defintion for SOA, which is (freely translated):

A Service Oriented Architecture is a structural style to establish information needs of a organisation based on services

Took a while for us architects to come to this one, but it takes usually a lot of time to get a definition in sync with many different views of people on in this case SOA.We are now focusing on principles and characteristics. These characteristics are in a nutshell loosely coupled services, which have explicit boundaries, are autonomous and meta-data driven. Services are standard based, which are widely adopted like HTTP, XML, SOAP and communicate between themselves and consumers through contracts on basis of schema’s.

From characteristics we want to formulate principles of SOA and focus next on identifying functionalities/concepts like for instance Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Enterprise Services Bus (ESB) and Business Process Management/Modeling (BPM). Last but not least it is down to technology, where each unit inside our company will map products/tools of their technology focus to SOA.

If you like to know more about my company and things we are doing have look at the site it is in english and dutch.


Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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