A Component-Based Middleware Platform for Reconfigurable Service-Oriented Architectures
The Service Component Architecture (SCA) is a technology-independent standard for developing distributed Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). The SCA standard promotes the use of components and architecture descriptors, and mostly covers the life-cycle steps of implementation and deployment. Unfortunately, SCA does not address the governance of SCA applications and provides no support for the maintenance of deployed components. This paper covers this issue and introduces the FRASCATI platform, a run-time support for SCA with dynamic reconfiguration capabilities and run-time management features. The paper presents the internal component-based architecture of the FRASCATI platform, and highlights its key features.