SOA Tools

Key Findings:

  • Service-oriented architectures built upon open, standards-based Web Services provide a strategic IT direction businesses need to meet their fundamental business goal: agility.
  • By 2010, ZapThink expects 69% of the total enterprise software market to be Service-oriented.
  • The overall market for products and services that support Service orientation will be over $98 billion by 2010.
  • Reworking existing brittle, high-cost IT infrastructures into flexible, Service-oriented architectures promises substantial long-term cost savings and revenue opportunities through increased business agility.
  • Service orientation represents the latest distributed computing approach to affect IT — the fourth major shift since the mid-twentieth century.
  • ZapThink predicts that companies will begin to accept Service orientation in 2003, and it will become the dominant distributed computing approach by 2006.

Table of Contents:

  • I. Report Scope
  • II. Context for Service-Oriented Architectures
    • 2.1. What is a Service-Oriented Architecture?
      • 2.1.1. Evolution of Distributed Computing
    • 2.2. Business Motivations for SOAs
      • 2.2.1. The Economics of Business Agility
  • III. Foundations of SOA
    • 3.1. SOA Foundation: Model-Driven Architecture
    • 3.2. SOA Foundation: Agile Methodologies
    • 3.3. The SOA Metamodel
    • 3.4. The 4+1 View Model of SOA
  • IV. Market Segmentation
    • 4.1. Current State of the Market
  • V. Business and Technology Trends
    • 5.1. Long Term Trends: A Shift in the Favored Approach to Distributed Computing
    • 5.2. Long-Term Trends: Grid/Utility Computing
    • 5.3. Inhibitors to Growth of Service Orientation and SOAs
  • VI. Conclusions
    • 6.1. Key Notes
    • 6.2. Decision Points
    • 6.3. Best Practices
    • 6.4. Figures
    • 6.5. Tables
    • VII. Profiled Vendors

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