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Evaluating a Service-Oriented Architecture

Technical Report
This report contains technical information about SOA design considerations and tradeoffs that can help the architecture evaluator to identify and mitigate risks in a timely and effective manner.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2007-TR-015
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6573479.v1

Abstract

The emergence of service-oriented architecture (SOA) as an approach for integrating applications that expose services presents many new challenges to organizations resulting in significant risks to their business. Particularly important among those risks are failures to effectively address quality attribute requirements such as performance, availability, security, and modifiability. Because the risk and impact of SOA is distributed and pervasive across applications, it is critical to perform an architecture evaluation early in the software life cycle. This report contains technical information about SOA design considerations and tradeoffs that can help the architecture evaluator to identify and mitigate risks in a timely and effective manner. The report provides an overview of SOA, outlines key architecture approaches and their effect on quality attributes, establishes an organized collection of design-related questions that an architecture evaluator may use to analyze the ability of the architecture to meet quality requirements, and provides a brief sample evaluation.

Cite This Technical Report

Bianco, P., Kotermanski, R., & Merson, P. (2007, September 1). Evaluating a Service-Oriented Architecture. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-015). Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573479.v1.

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author={Bianco, Philip and Kotermanski, Rick and Merson, Paulo},
title={Evaluating a Service-Oriented Architecture},
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howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Bianco, Philip, Rick Kotermanski, and Paulo Merson. "Evaluating a Service-Oriented Architecture." (CMU/SEI-2007-TR-015). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573479.v1.

P. Bianco, R. Kotermanski, and P. Merson, "Evaluating a Service-Oriented Architecture," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-015, 1-Sep-2007 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573479.v1. [Accessed: 29-Feb-2024].

Bianco, Philip, Rick Kotermanski, and Paulo Merson. "Evaluating a Service-Oriented Architecture." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2007-TR-015). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573479.v1. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Bianco, Philip; Kotermanski, Rick; & Merson, Paulo. Evaluating a Service-Oriented Architecture. CMU/SEI-2007-TR-015. Software Engineering Institute. 2007. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6573479.v1