From the Back Cover
Praise for Service-Oriented Architecture Compass
"A comprehensive roadmap to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA is, in reality, a business architecture to be used by those enterprises intending to prosper in the 21st century. Decision makers who desire that their business become flexible can jumpstart that process by adopting the best practices and rules of thumb described in SOA Compass."
—Bob Laird, MCI IT Chief Architect
"The book Service-Oriented Architecture Compass shows very clearly by means of real projects how agile business processes can be implemented using Service-Oriented Architectures. The entire development cycle from planning through implementation is presented very close to practice and the critical success factors are presented very convincingly."
—Professor Dr. Thomas Obermeier, Vice Dean of FHDW Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
"This book is a major improvement in the field. It gives a clear view and all the key points on how to really face a SOA deployment in today's organizations."
—Mario Moreno, CIO Generali France
"Service-Oriented Architecture enables organizations to be agile and flexible enough to adopt new business strategies and produce new services to overcome the challenges created by business dynamism today. CIOs have to consider SOA as a foundation of their Enterprise Applications Architecture primarily because it demonstrates that IT aligns to business processes and also because it positions IT as a service enabler and maximizes previous investments on business applications.
To understand and profit from SOA, this book provides CIOs with the necessary concepts and knowledge needed to understand and adapt it into their IT organizations."
—Sabri Hamed Al-Azazi, CIO of Dubai Holding, Sabri
"I am extremely impressed by the depth and scale of this book! The title is perfect—when you know where you want to go, you need a compass to guide you there! After good IT strategy leads you to SOA, this book is the perfect vehicle that will drive you from dream to reality. We in DSK Bank will use it as our SOA bible in the ongoing project."
—Miro Vichev, CIO, DSK Bank, Bulgaria, member of OTP Group
"Service-Oriented Architecture offers a pathway to networking of intra- and inter-corporate business systems. The standards have the potential to create far more flexible and resilient business information systems than have been possible in the past. This book is a must-read for those who care about the future of business IT."
—Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO, MCI
"Service-Oriented Architecture is key to help customers become on demand businesses—a business that can quickly respond to competitive threats and be first to take advantage of marketplace opportunities. SOA Compass is a must-read for those individuals looking to bridge the gap between IT and business in order to help their enterprises become more flexible and responsive."
—Michael Liebow, Vice President, Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture, IBM Business Consulting Services
"This book is a welcome addition to SOA literature. It articulates the business case and provides practical proven real-world advice, guidance, tips, and techniques for organizations to make the evolution from simple point-to-point web services to true SOA by addressing such topics as planning, organization, analysis and design, security, and systems management."
—Denis O'Sullivan, Fireman's Fund Enterprise Architect
Maximize the business value and flexibility of your SOA deployment
In this book, IBM Enterprise Integration Team experts present a start-to-finish guide to planning, implementing, and managing Service-Oriented Architecture. Drawing on their extensive experience helping enterprise customers migrate to SOA, the authors share hard-earned lessons and best practices for architects, project managers, and software development leaders alike.
Well-written and practical, Service-Oriented Architecture Compass offers the perfect blend of principles and "how-to" guidance for transitioning your infrastructure to SOA. The authors clearly explain what SOA is, the opportunities it offers, and how it differs from earlier approaches. Using detailed examples from IBM consulting engagements, they show how to deploy SOA solutions that tightly integrate with your processes and operations, delivering maximum flexibility and value. With detailed coverage of topics ranging from policy-based management to workflow implementation, no other SOA book offers comparable value to workingIT professionals.
SOA from both a business and technical standpoint—and how to make the business case
Planning your SOA project: best practices and pitfalls to avoid
SOA analysis and design for superior flexibility and value
Securing and managing your SOA environment
Using SOA to simplify enterprise application integration
Implementing business processes and workflow in SOA environments
Case studies in SOA deployment
After you've deployed: delivering better collaboration, greater scalability, and more sophisticated applications
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About the Author
Norbert Bieberstein is a solution architect for the IBM Enterprise Integration team and is responsible for the team's worldwide communication. In his dual role, he gained first-hand experiences from customer projects in various industries striving to migrate to SOA-based On Demand solutions. He currently is completing his MBA at Henley Management College in the United Kingdom. In his communication role, he is delivering insight and best practices to IBM and customers in various forms. Norbert co-authored the IBM Redbooks Introduction to Grid Computing with Globus (SG24-6895-01) and Enabling Applications for Grid Computing with Globus (SG24-6936-00), wrote the textbook CASE-Tools (ISBN: 3446175261), and published several magazine articles on various IT topics. Norbert also worked as a technology manager in the IBM software partner organization, where he led the IBM OMG delegation during UML definition. He also acted as a software engineering (CASE) consultant to the IBM software development labs. Norbert has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and computer sciences. Before joining IBM in 1989, he was an application developer for a regional CIM provider and worked as scientific programmer at Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), where he received his masters in mathematics and geography. He also holds teacher's degrees for higher education in Germany. He lives with his family near Düsseldorf, Germany.
Sanjay Bose is the Design Center leader for the IBM Enterprise Integration team. He has more than 12 years of IT industry experience, primarily focused on creating product architecture and design, articulating technical strategy, and designing enterprise application systems using distributed technologies. He currently leads the design center to identify IBM software portfolio requirements and to develop solution components and assets by engaging enterprise clients and IBM software product development laboratories. His areas of expertise include service-oriented architecture, enterprise service bus, Web services, J2EE, and e-business technologies. Sanjay also worked in product development on the WebSphere Application Server and the WebSphere Portal Server. He has published several technical papers and also has contributed to industry specifications and standards. Sanjay received his bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai, India and has completed MBA coursework at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. He lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Marc Fiammante is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 2003, with wide experience in large project architecture and software development on multiple environments. He is the chief architect of the European, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific Enterprise Integration Solutions team. Marc has 21 years of experience in IT. He has filed several software domain patents and has published several articles related to e-business technologies. He leads architecture teams in major industry projects. He has architectural and technical expertise with service-oriented architecture, Web services, enterprise application integration, and e-business and object-oriented technologies, including a number of software middleware systems, programming languages, and standards. Marc is a graduate engineer of the Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Keith Jones, PhD, is currently a leading IT architect at IBM Enterprise Integration Solutions, where he focuses on the definition and implementation of service-oriented architectures with leading-edge customers. He has 30 years of experience in the IT industry as a systems engineer, software developer, strategist, systems architect, and author of many middleware publications. Keith's professional interests center on building transactional, message-oriented, and service-oriented middleware infrastructures in support of business processes in a wide range of customer environments. Most recently, these have included infrastructures at major financial services, retail services, automotive manufacturing, online media, and auction enterprises. Keith has a PhD in chemistry and lives with his family in Boulder, Colorado.
Rawn Shah is the Community Editor (and, formerly, the SOA and Web services Zone Editor) for IBM developerWorks. Rawn has 12 years of experience in the IT industry, serving in various roles including positions as a network administrator, an application developer, a vice president of a regional Internet service provider, a columnist, an author, and an editor. He has written more than 280 articles for dozens of technology magazines, including CNN.com, NetworkWorld, JavaWorld, NC World, Windows TechEdge, and LinuxWorld, and he was directly involved in the release of the industry-leading publications JavaWorld and LinuxWorld in the mid-1990s. His interests lie in finding new ways for facilitating the communication and collaboration of technical ideas and processes between distributed audiences and transferring this knowledge in meaningful ways to nontechnical audiences such as business teams. He and his family currently reside in Tucson, Arizona.
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