What is Service-oriented Architecture?
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) refers to a design paradigm and discipline that enables IT to meet business needs. SOA mitigating redundancy and increasing maintainability, usability, and value leads to interoperable, modular systems that are easier to use as well as maintain. SOA creates faster and simpler systems that enhance agility on one hand and minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) on the other hand. SOA is known to define a way that makes software components reusable via service interfaces. These interfaces use common communication standards in a way that they can be incorporated faster into new applications without having to perform deep integration each time.
Business Benefits of Service-oriented Architecture
- Speeds up time-to-market
- Lowers costs
- Improves application consistency
- Enhances agility
- Reduces total cost of ownership (TCO)