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Friday, March 14, 2008

Blueprint for Successful SOA Integration

SOA Integration has recently emerged as the de facto standard for
successful IT integration; it leverages the benefits of Service
Oriented Architecture (SOA) to solve one of the most fundamental
challenges IT is facing today. Some architects mistake SOA
Integration for the inclusion of an enterprise service bus or BPEL
along with some adapters. There's more to it. This article will
discuss how SOA Integration can be defined, what it solves, what
to look for, and some points to think about for your IT organization.
It also points out some of the most common mistakes, such as the
Accidental Integration Architecture pattern. SOA Integration is
meant to address the gaps exist in your IT. These gaps -- which are
between people, processes, and applications -- can take a toll on
the effectiveness of your business. If you are good at your job,
this is probably nothing new for you; you face it each and every day.
Companies like yours have spent vast IT budgets attempting to plug
these gaps. SOA Integration behaves as a completely integrated
solution. Components for service integration, process integration,
service orchestration, data services, connectivity, and unified
tooling, each work together to provide the necessary integration
patterns needed for abstracting multiple integration scenarios...
The combination of SOA Governance, BPM, and Composite Services adds
up to state-of-the art capabilities for integrating any type of
service, data, message, or event. Adopting a holistic approach to
SOA Governance, Management and Security will provide essential
visibility and control, and allow business processes to be tied into
integration services. Those services can then be shared with teams
across the enterprise.

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