Enterprise Architecture and Integration: Methods, Implementation, and Technologies
Source: IGI Global
SOA or service-oriented architecture is an innovative approach to enterprise application integration that increases the benefits of EAI by means of standardizing the application interfaces. This paper explores the gradual evolution of SOA through various phases and highlights some of the approaches and best practices that have evolved out of real-world implementations in regional retail banks. Starting from a step-by-step approach to embrace SOA, the chapter details some typical challenges that creep up as the usage of the SOA platform becomes more and more mature. Also, certain tips and techniques that will help the institutions maximize the benefits of enterprise-wide SOA are discussed.