search menu icon-carat-right cmu-wordmark

Architecting Service-Oriented Systems

Technical Note
This report presents guidelines for architecting service-oriented systems and the effect of architectural principles on system quality attributes.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2011-TN-008
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6572006.v1

Abstract

Service orientation is an approach to software systems development that has become a popular way to implement distributed, loosely coupled systems, because it offers such features as standardization, platform independence, well-defined interfaces, and tool support that enables legacy system integration. From a quality attribute point of view, the primary drivers for service orientation adoption are interoperability and modifiability. However, a common misconception is that an architecture that uses a service-oriented approach can achieve these qualities by simply putting together a set of vendor products that provide an infrastructure and then using this infrastructure to expose a set of reusable services to build systems. In reality, there are many architectural decisions that need to be made. An architectural decision that promotes interoperability or modifiability can negatively impact other qualities, such as availability, reliability, security and performance. The goal of this report is to present general guidelines for architecting service-oriented systems, how common service-oriented system components support these principles, and the effect that these principles and their implementation have on system quality attributes.

Supplemental Materials

Cite This Technical Note

Bianco, P., Lewis, G., Merson, P., & Simanta, S. (2011, August 1). Architecting Service-Oriented Systems. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2011-TN-008). Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572006.v1.

@techreport{bianco_2011,
author={Bianco, Philip and Lewis, Grace and Merson, Paulo and Simanta, Soumya},
title={Architecting Service-Oriented Systems},
month={Aug},
year={2011},
number={CMU/SEI-2011-TN-008},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572006.v1},
note={Accessed: 2024-May-18}
}

Bianco, Philip, Grace Lewis, Paulo Merson, and Soumya Simanta. "Architecting Service-Oriented Systems." (CMU/SEI-2011-TN-008). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572006.v1.

P. Bianco, G. Lewis, P. Merson, and S. Simanta, "Architecting Service-Oriented Systems," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2011-TN-008, 1-Aug-2011 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572006.v1. [Accessed: 18-May-2024].

Bianco, Philip, Grace Lewis, Paulo Merson, and Soumya Simanta. "Architecting Service-Oriented Systems." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2011-TN-008). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 2011. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572006.v1. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Bianco, Philip; Lewis, Grace; Merson, Paulo; & Simanta, Soumya. Architecting Service-Oriented Systems. CMU/SEI-2011-TN-008. Software Engineering Institute. 2011. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572006.v1