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Enterprise SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture Best Practices


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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 408
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-146575-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-146575-6

"By delivering SAP's next-generation applications based on a Services-Oriented Architecture, SAP is at the forefront of making Web services work for the enterprise. The Enterprise Services Architecture enables unprecedented flexibility in business process deployment, allowing companies to execute and innovate end-to-end processes across departments and companies, with minimum disruption to other systems and existing IT investments. This strategy comes to life with SAP NetWeaver, which is the technological foundation of the Enterprise Services Architecture. It provides easy integration of people, information, and systems in heterogeneous IT environments and provides a future proof application platform. Enterprise SOA provides readers with the architectural blueprints and SOA-driven project management strategies that are required to successfully adopt SOA on an enterprise level."

—Dr. Peter Graf, SVP Product Marketing, SAP

The SOA principles outlined in this book enable enterprises to leverage robust and proven middleware platforms, including CORBA, to build flexible and business-oriented service architectures. The authors also clearly describe the right strategies for using Model Driven Architecture (MDA) to manage SOA Service Repositories in a platform-independent way, enabling enterprises to better address the problem of heterogeneity at many levels. The Object Management Group was created just to address this central problem of integration in the face of constantly changing heterogeneity and platform churn, so I strongly recommend this book for the bookshelf of every enterprise architect and developer.

—Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D. chairman and chief executive officer, Object Management Group, Inc.

Enterprise SOA provides strategies that help large enterprises to increase the agility of their IT systems—one of the most pressing issues of contemporary IT. Covering both a business and architectural view, these strategies aim to promote the implementation of an IT infrastructure that can serve as a base for the development of truly flexible business processes. This book covers its subject with great profoundness based on real world evidence. It is in the interest of everybody involved with software architecture—particularly for anybody who intends to establish a Service-Oriented Architecture—to read this book.

—Dr. Helge Heß, director Business Process Management, IDS Scheer AG

"...The SOA principles described in this book are the foundation on which enterprises can build an IT architecture that will satisfy today's most important IT requirements—agility and flexibility—at affordable costs..."

—Martin Frick, Head of IT, Winterthur Group

Providing the roadmap for delivering on the promise of Service-Oriented Architecture

Enterprise SOA presents a complete roadmap for leveraging the principles of Service-Oriented Architectures to reduce cost and risk, improve efficiency and agility, and liberate your organization from the vagaries of changing technology.

  • Benefit from the lessons of four enterprise-level SOA case studies from Credit Suisse, Halifax Bank of Scotland, and other world-class enterprises
  • Make your business technology independent and manage infrastructure heterogeneity by focusing on architecture, not specific implementation techniques
  • Recognize the technical and nontechnical success factors for SOA in the enterprise
  • Define and communicate the economic value proposition of an SOA
  • Apply pragmatic design principles to solve the problems of data and process integrity in an SOA environment

Whether you're a manager, architect, analyst, or developer, if you must drive greater value from IT services, Enterprise SOA will show you how—from start to finish.

About the Authors

DIRK KRAFZIG, KARL BANKE, and DIRK SLAMA have many years of experience in enterprise IT, including project management and distributed system design for large-scale projects. This book subsumes the knowledge of Service-Oriented Architectures that they have acquired since 1998, when they made their first steps toward this new architecture paradigm.

About the Web Site

Web site www.enterprise-soa.com, provides a variety of supplemental material, including: articles, examples, and additional case studies.

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Reader’s Guide.

Chapter 1 - An Enterprise IT Renovation Roadmap.

1.1 - Agony Versus Agility.

1.2 - Enterprise Software Is a Different Animal.

1.3 - The Importance of Enterprise Software Architectures.

1.4 - The Requirements for an Enterprise Software Architecture.

1.5 - The Relation of Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Standards.

1.6 - Organizational Aspects.

1.7 - Lifelong Learning.

1.8 - The Enterprise IT Renovation Roadmap.

Chapter 2 - Evolution of the Service Concept.

2.1 - Milestones of Enterprise Computing.

2.2 - Programming Paradigms

2.3 - Distributed Computing

2.4 - Business Computing

2.5 - Conclusion



Chapter 3 - Inventory of Distributed Computing Concepts.

3.1 - Heterogeneity of Communication Mechanisms

3.2 - Communication Middleware

3.3 - Synchrony

3.4 - Interface Versus Payload Semantics

3.5 - Tight Versus Loose Coupling

3.6 - Conclusion




Chapter 4 - Service-Oriented Architectures.

4.1 - What Is a Software Architecture?

4.2 - What Is a Service-Oriented Architecture?

4.3 - Elements of a Service-Oriented Architecture

4.4 - Conclusion



Chapter 5 - Services as Building Blocks.

5.1 - Service Types

5.2 - Layers on the Enterprise Level

5.3 - Conclusion


Chapter 6 - The Architectural Roadmap.

6.1 - The Architectural Roadmap

6.2 - Fundamental SOA

6.3 - Networked SOA

6.4 - Process-Enabled SOA

6.5 - Conclusion

Chapter 7 - SOA and Business Process Management.

7.1 - Introduction to BPM

7.2 - BPM and the Process-Enabled SOA

7.3 - Conclusion



Chapter 8 - Managing Process Integrity.

8.1 - Data Versus Process Integrity

8.2 - Technical Concepts and Solutions

8.3 - Recommendations for SOA Architects

8.4 - Conclusion


Chapter 9 - Infrastructure of the Service Bus.

9.1 - Software Buses and the Service Bus

9.2 - Logging and Auditing

9.3 - Availability and Scalability

9.4 - Securing SOAs

9.5 - Conclusion



Chapter 10 - SOA in Action.

10.1 - Building Web Applications

10.2 - Enterprise Application Integration

10.3 - Business-to-Business

10.4 - Fat Clients

10.5 - Designing for Small Devices

10.6 - Multi-Channel Applications

10.7 - Conclusion




Chapter 11 - Motivation and Benefits.

11.1 - The Enterprise Perspective

11.2 - The Personal Perspective

11.3 - Conclusion



Chapter 12 - The Organizational SOA Roadmap.

12.1 - Stakeholders and Potential Conflicts of Interest

12.2 - The Organizational SOA Roadmap

12.3 - Four Pillars for Success

12.4 - An Ideal World

12.5 - The Real World–Organization-Wide Standards

12.6 - Recommendations for the SOA Protagonist

12.7 - Conclusion


Chapter 13 - SOA-Driven Project Management.

13.1 - Established Project Management Methodologies

13.2 - SOA-Driven Project Management

13.3 - Configuration Management

13.4 - Testing

13.5 - Conclusion




Chapter 14 - Deutsche Post AG Case Study.

14.1 - Project Scope

14.2 - Implementation

14.3 - Technology

14.4 - Lessons Learned, Benefits, and Perspectives



Chapter 15 - Winterthur Case Study.

15.1 - Project Scope

15.2 - Implementation

15.3 - Technology

15.4 - Lessons Learned, Benefits, and Perspectives

Chapter 16 - Credit Suisse Case Study.

16.1 - Project Scope

16.2 - Implementation

16.3 - Technology

16.4 - Lessons Learned, Benefits, and Perspectives


Chapter 17 - Halifax Bank Of Scotland: IF.com.

17.1 - Project Scope

17.2 - Implementation

17.3 - Technology

17.4 - Lessons Learned, Benefits, and Perspectives




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