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(this article is a live blog: it is a work in progress – as I am currently reading this book – and this article will be updated in the next few days and weeks; when completed, the marker Live Blog will be removed)
- Title: Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation
- By: Luis Augusto Weir, Andrew Bell
- Publisher: Packt
- Released: September 2013
- Pages: 440
- ISBN : 1849689083
- ISBN 13 : 9781849689083
The title of this book is clear: the term SOA Governance is fairly well known. Oracle SOA Governance 11g is a product suite from Oracle, released in February 2010:
“Oracle SOA Governance 11g consisting of Oracle Enterprise Repository, Oracle Service Registry, SOA Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Web Services Manager. Oracle SOA Governance 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, enables organizations to manage their heterogeneous software project artifacts under a unified governance umbrella. Fully integrated with Oracle SOA Suite 11g, the new release [of SOA Governance 11g] helps organizations simplify governance of software development projects. Oracle SOA Governance 11g is fully integrated with Oracle AmberPoint, a leader in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) More >
Without solid governance, a successful application of SOA seems out of the question. That much has become clear in recent months, perhaps years. And it struck me that most of what we are saying about SOA Governance and management of (the life cycle of) services and service related artefacts, really applies to all software components meant to last longer than say three months, especially those we aspire to reuse. So while the topic seems to gain center stage only now in the context of Service Oriented Architecture, it really deserves that place in the spotlight outside the SOA scope as well.
One of the more interesting sessions during the Oracle SOA Partner event last week was on SOA Governance. Various reports show that the main threat to success of SOA implementation is stated to be "lack of Governance". One of the reports says "SOA governance provides organizations with the processes, policies and solutions/technologies that can help to manage increasingly complex SOA deployments in an effective and efficient manner."
The success of SOA lies to a large extent in achieving service reuse. (more…)