Summary and Info
Maximize the business value and flexibility of your SOA deploymentIn this book, IBM Enterprise Integration Team experts present a start-to-finish guide to planning, implementing, and managing Service-Oriented Architecture. Drawing on their extensive experience helping enterprise customers migrate to SOA, the authors share hard-earned lessons and best practices for architects, project managers, and software development leaders alike. Well-written and practical, Service-Oriented Architecture Compass offers the perfect blend of principles and "how-to" guidance for transitioning your infrastructure to SOA. The authors clearly explain what SOA is, the opportunities it offers, and how it differs from earlier approaches. Using detailed examples from IBM consulting engagements, they show how to deploy SOA solutions that tightly integrate with your processes and operations, delivering maximum flexibility and value. With detailed coverage of topics ranging from policy-based management to workflow implementation, no other SOA book offers comparable value to workingIT professionals.Coverage includes-· SOA from both a business and technical standpoint-and how to make the business case· Planning your SOA project: best practices and pitfalls to avoid · SOA analysis and design for superior flexibility and value· Securing and managing your SOA environment· Using SOA to simplify enterprise application integration· Implementing business processes and workflow in SOA environments· Case studies in SOA deployment· After you've deployed: delivering better collaboration, greater scalability, and more sophisticated applications"