SOABy John Moore | Posted 2007-07-19 Email Print
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The standard definition of service-oriented architecture is still being debated. But semantics aside, companies are using a variety of frame-works to integrate applications—and increase efficiency.: Setting the Standard">
SOA: Setting the Standard
What it is:
The concept of reusing or recombining components of a software or systems architecture. Web services—applications that let companies exchange data with customers and partners—can play a key role in building a service-oriented architecture.
BEA Systems, Cape Clear, Fiorano, IBM, Iona Technologies, Microsoft, Oracle, Progress Software, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Tibco Software, WebMethods (acquired by Software AG)
Sales in the worldwide SOA market are expected to more than double by 2010, according to WinterGreen Research. Driving the growth are more mature product offerings by early market leaders like BEA, Tibco and WebMethods, along with the expanding presence of large vendors such as IBM, Oracle and SAP.
$989.7 million in worldwide sales in 2006 (WinterGreen Research)