Service Oriented Architecture
Organizations of all sizes and shapes can extract more value from an enterprise-wide Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) by taking business process and IT infrastructure requirements into consideration from the get-go. Our SOA core team relentlessly builds SOA best practices and reference architectures, and also develops training and enablement assets.
Service oriented architecture (SOA) is an architectural design for existing and new IT service foundations that are grouped and given the means to communicate and interact with each other; usually through passing data from one service to another and coordinating activity between services.
One of the major problems that face corporations today is the integration of their existing IT systems, especially in area’s where one application or services overlaps another. In these overlapping areas many cumbersome integration techniques have been used in the past to keep data updated, usually without a uniform or centralized way of managing information transferring between one system and the other.
SOA can be classified into four divisions including Service architecture, Service composition architecture, Service inventory architecture and Service-oriented enterprise architecture. These architecture styles improve the physical designs.
nTech also implements some of the leading SOA software providers including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP; BPM leaders such as Pega Systems; and SOA niche players like Logic Library.
nTech has teamed up with some of the industry best partners to provide 8 kinds of SOA services:
- Utility Service: These are the building blocks of SOA. The small utility services help to build the bigger and larger SOA framework. These atomic and standalone services makes the SOA system agile and flexible.
- Proxy Service: The proxy services are a bridge between incompatible sub-systems and SOA, including process services and devices. The proxy services are also known as gateway services or broker services.
- Device Service: It is a specialized proxy service that is used to communicate with other devices while controlling them. Process Service: These services act as a mediator or a translator between the larger SOA and its software applications.
- Business Service: As the name suggests, the business SOA services are designed to meet the various demands of any business in the changing scenario. The business services are implemented using workflow technologies.
- Framework Service: Regardless of the business, every SOA has a framework upon which it builds the various other aspects of the SOA. Such services include but are not limited to auditing, security, notification, and logging.
- Data Service: It is related to the business backend processes where the data is physically stored in requisite databases.
- Integrated Service: These are peripheral services which work in tandem with business services and deals with integration of the EDI products within the business system.